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

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.
 

Both goldfish and catfish survived!  But did Stephen the goldfish, learn his lesson?
 
A goldfish has undergone surgery to fix his broken jaw using paperclips.
Stephen the greedy goldfish ran into trouble when he bit off more than he could chew attempting to eat a catfish.
Owner, Shona Hingston, from Northumberland, returned home to find Stephen in distress with only the catfish's tail sticking out of his mouth.
 

A very unigue carp indeed. 
 
An “extremely rare strain of carp,” a 13-pound mirror carp nicknamed tiger carp for its unique stripes, was the object of a bidding war recently among Britain fisheries, all vying to become the owner of the fish that is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.K.
 
‘Extremely rare’ fish sold at auction for $3,425 (usatoday.com)

Okay, this is my idea of a dream home!
 
Combining neutral tones, natural materials, and indoor/outdoor living, Am House is a reprieve from the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Then the marketing director for a large corporation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was in search of a new home, he sought a place that woule be a respite away from the stress of work and city life. 
 
Am House by Creative Architects, Am Design Studio, and Time Architects - Dwell

Here is a great short article on that famous 226 year old koi named Hanako. 
 
 
A Japanese fish called Hanako is believed to be the longest living Koi fish ever recorded, having made it to the grand old age of 226 before her death in 1977.

The scarlet-coloured female was born in 1751 in the middle of the Tokugawa era in Japan.

Wouldn't this be fun on your sidewalk!
 
If you've wandered around San Francisco much, odds are you've seen a few fish on the ground.
 

What a beautiful tradition. 
 
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese kicked off preparations for the Lunar New Year festival on Thursday by releasing ornamental carp into rivers and lakes - an age-old ceremony held one week before the “Tet” holiday officially begins.The tradition stems from the fable of three “Kitchen Gods” who ride on the back of a carp before noon to meet a Jade Emperor, to whom they report the affairs of each household.
 

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