Just for FUN - Related to Koi/Fish, Koi Organisation International

Though interesting, carrying your beloved koi around is not reccommended by K.O.I. 
 
Whether you fancy taking your fish for a walk or like your seafood fresh from water to pan, then a bonkers new invention might be for you. The Katsugyo bag allows wearers to show off their expensive market-bought fish as they carry it home. The hand-held accessory doubles up as a portable fish tank is set to launch in Japan.
 

From PBS, you will enjoy this scientific exploration of fossils and why there are no squids!
They recently discovered why there are octopus fossils, but no squid fossils.  Turns out that squid can retain exhaled ammonia and use it to compensate buoyancy - and because the retained ammonia changes the pH of their tissues, it doesn't fossilize at all well.  Note that it's the ammonia that Koi breath out that lowers the pH of the bag water when shipping and allows the Koi to survive. Interesting adaptations of different aquatic species and ammonia!
 

This is a great tutoral on drawing our favorite fish.
 

Could the ammonia in my koi pond be inviting to those pesky flies and mosquitoes?
 
The stink of ammonia in urine, sweat, and rotting meat repels humans, but many insects find ammonia alluring. Now, UConn researchers have figured out how the annoying insects smell it, a discovery that could lead to better ways to make them buzz off.
 
Odd smell: Flies sniff ammonia in a way new to science (phys.org)

A great overview of the history of keeping goldfish along with interesting facts.  
 
About four million households in the UK own fish, which equates to roughly 14% of the population, according to the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association. Attractive, colourful, easy on the eye and calming, ornamental fish offer a low maintenance alternative to cats and dogs and even spare your furniture.
 

Time for a road trip!
 
From a Zen sand garden in Portland, to an Edo-style strolling path in Seattle, here is a guide to the country’s most beautiful Japanese gardens.
 
Visit the 6 most stunning Japanese gardens in America | Budget Travel

How do they figure these things out?
 

Life through a fisheye lens: Fascinating images show how your pets see your surroundings at home

Okay, now I am carefully looking out for red eyed carp.  Do you have one?  
 
The purpose of this study was to investigate the inheritance of red eyes in ornamental koi, a variant of Common Carp Cyprinus carpio. The study included crossing fish with different eye color phenotypes and analyzing fish segregations in progenies.
 
Gomelsky et al. 2016 NAJA 78 251-258.pdf (ksuaquaculture.org)
 
 
 

Cat or bird, who do you suspect of this dastardly deed? 
 
Woman opens front door and finds goldfish flapping about on doorstep.
The fish was found out of water in Cheltenham., Glos on May 14 - and may have been dropped by a cheeky cat that nicked it from a pond.
RSPCA inspector Richard Carr said: “This was not your usual type of animal rescue call. My first ever stray fish.
 

Impress your guests with this cake as they gather round the pond!
 
A TikToker is racking up millions of views on a video showing how she turned a regular cake into an edible koi pond.
TikTok user @lovesicksami shared the video of her process on March 16. It had nearly 8 million views and more than 2 million likes at the time of writing, and other TikTokers in the comments were so in awe of the cake's beauty, they said they couldn't imagine eating it.
 

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