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 Is it time to add algae to your koi diets?  Here is a research article on this subject.

This article really got me thinking and I must admit, I do acknowledge the relationships I have developed with my fish. This is a much bigger picture of the relationships we have with other species, and with fish.  

A good article if you need some ideas about keeping the birds from your pond.  

"A fish pond can be an excellent way to create a relaxing, welcoming outdoor space, but it can also be an instant attraction for birds looking for an easy meal. If you've put all the work into creating a fish pond, especially a koi pond, it's worth investing in a few well-selected strategies to minimize risks."


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If you are interested in the study of biofilm and it's many varities, this is the article for you. 

Here is an example of different terminology used in translation.  The article title tells the reader this is about koi fish, then gives the scientific name of Anabas testudineus.  Anabas testudineus is a type of Perch found in India, not a koi.

In many parts of the world water conservation is becoming very important. This short article gives some insights into conserving your water. 

From research search: Japanese koi fish:  "Complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) sequences were determined for two individuals of Japanese ornamental koi carp. Interestingly, the obtained mitogenomes (16,581 bp) were both completely identical to the recently reported mitogenome of Oujiang color carp from China. Control region (CR) sequences in DNA database demonstrated that more than half (65%) of the koi carp individuals so far reported had partial or complete CR sequences identical to those from Oujiang color carp.

The research around fish and the production of fish for consumption is growing rapidly.  Since the common carp is a major source of food for human in many parts of the world there are many studies becoming available on how those in aquaculture can become more successful and productive. In this study Quercetin, a plant pigment (flavonoid) and supplement that is found in many plants and foods, such as red wine, onions, green tea, apples, and berries is tested for its use supporting carp as they grow.

So, what do carp do in the Winter? These scientist in Berlin, Germany had some fun by placing 37 tagged and traceable carp in a very cold (7°C, 44.6°F) natural lake during the winter to see what these fish would do. You will really enjoy this short YouTube. 


!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right


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