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Okay, will someone tell me how to make this food.
 
Veterinarians from RUDN University have developed a way to increase the resistance of carp, the most common fish in fish farms, to the harmful effects of ammonia, which is found in almost all water bodies. The researchers found that the amino acid arginine added to fish food can be helpful. The results are published in the journal Aquaculture.
 
Method to protect carp from the harmful effects of ammonia (phys.org)

Okay, I know you know someone who needs this as a gift!  
 

I so want to make one of these ecosystems for my home. Here is a video on how to do.  
 

Research can change lives and this story is about common genetic mutations in zebrafish and humans with Fragile X syndrome and autism. 
 
Queensland Brain Institute’s Associate Professor Ethan Scott and Dr Lena Constantin used zebrafish that carry the same genetic mutations as humans with Fragile X syndrome and autism, and discovered the neural networks and pathways that produce the hypersensitivities to sound in both species.
 

This site has several amazing photographs of koi by Jesse Rockwell as she discover a "secret subterranean aquarium. 
 

If you are into gaming, or have friends or family who game, you will want the Xbox game Grounded.  It has a koi pond of which ant sized players need to explore and defend!
 
Grounded is a first and third-person cooperative survival game by Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios. It was first revealed at X019 in London and entered early access on July 28th, 2020.
 

(Photo by Stan Shebs, Wikimedia Commons)
 
If you are looking for an A-Z list of diseases of koi, this presentation in 1998 by Nicholas Saint-Erne, DMV is amazing. 
 
Abstracted from Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Koi Copyright 1994, 1996, 1998 by Nicholas Saint-Erne, DVM
Diseases of Koi (Cyprinus carpio) - IAAAM_Archive - VIN

In a recent study, an international team of researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province, China. By comparing the body-length distributions and species-composition ratios of the bones with findings from East Asian sites with present aquaculture, the researchers provide evidence of managed carp aquaculture at Jiahu dating back to 6200-5700 BC.
 
Carp aquaculture in Neolithic China dating back 8,000 years -- ScienceDaily

An interesting story of tossed out goldfish in a lake and its consequences. 
 
The most likely culprit behind the invasive species? Pet owners who illegally dumped goldfish, officials say.

I am slipping this article on my husband's desk. I need a Hori Hori knife!
 
The tool kit of Japanese master gardeners is the object of envy. Luckily for amateurs, beautifully made and durable Japanese garden tools are within easy reach. Here’s a collection of our favorites.
 
https://www.gardenista.com/posts/tools-of-the-trade-japanese-gardening-t...

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