UConn students learning about "koi people" as they work with a fish food manufacturer.
People who keep koi fish care a lot about their carp. “The koi person is a very specific kind of person,” says Eva Quigley ’22 (CANHR), a nutritional sciences major from New Milford who didn’t start her summer knowing much about the big, brightly colored, decorative fish that are popular additions to ornamental ponds and gardens, or about the people who keep them. “People who own koi fish really, really love koi fish. They’re very dedicated to keeping their fish beautiful, and they tend to really care about what they’re feeding their koi.”
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