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I suspect that this koi might have been saved if the pond had been deeper, but hard to tell by the video. A good short video that reminds us that surprise predators like to eat koi and that when building a pond, it is possible to help reduce this threat. If you are interested in learning more about pond construction and protecting your koi, click on "Courses" on the K.O.I. website to learn from some of the best hobbyists in the koi world.
A horrible crime, committed by youth with little thought of the consequences. How are your koi protected? This pond appears to located in a very accessible place with no fencing to protect them, however it is in a gated community. Are your koi protected from stupid people?
The keeping of "live" creatures has always had the potential to be heartbreaking, and many of us hobbyist have had our tragic tales of loss and failure. Sadly this failure will set this effort to save the endangered chinook salmon back for years.
About 21,000 fish, including sturgeon and endangered chinook salmon, died of chlorine exposure in a "catastrophic failure" at a UC Davis research facility, university officials said Thursday.
Wow, this technology could be right around the corner for us hobbyists. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a "affinity silk filter".
Behavioral fever, something newly defined in the behavior of koi/carp. What a great article on the study of the Cyprinid Herpesvirus3 (CYHV-3), also known as KHVD, and how water up to 90 degree F (32C) is used for treatment. Though a vaccine is still needed, this study showed that fish will self-select this high temperature water to cure themselves. "It's been known for a while that fish (and other animals that can't generate heat internally) could help their immune systems fight off infection by moving to a warmer spot.
From a koi painting they loved, to a beautiful koi pond build to imitate their art. This couple has built a beautiful pond at their home and as they say " Feeding the fish “is an outing. It’s entertainment,” ... Please enjoy this well-done article on this pond.
The transformation of Sandra and Peter Barsczeski’s backyard began with a painting by Covington artist Donna Duffy.
Depicting three koi fish swimming among lily pads, the 40-by-40-inch mixed media and acrylic piece hangs in the foyer of their Acadian-style home off Sharp Road in Mandeville.
A reminder that koi can live quite a bit of time out of water. I had an unfortunate situation when a young koi leapt from the pond, and in the morning finding it unresponsive (and presumed dead), I placed back in water and gently massaged and moved in the water to reintroduce water running through the mouth. I still have this koi, called Phantom, in my pond today.
Are you being careful enough about keeping your beautiful water plants, and aquatic life from spreading into your local waterways! In the local river in my community countless hours and $$$ are spent in ridding our river of plants and animals that should never have been introduced to our river and now cause problems for native life and the health of the river. Though this article comes from Michigan State University Extension, its message is for everyone who keeps a water garden with plants and aquatic life. Let's keep them in our ponds and not let them escape to ruin our local water
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
A sad reminder that ponds are dangerous places for young. Children need supervision regardless of the season.
The 10-year-old boy who died on Valentine's Day after falling through ice on a Tennessee pond was trying to save his sister, the family's pastor said.
Boy died trying to save his sister from frozen Tennessee pond, family pastor says (nbcnews.com)
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