Do you have a child or grandchild who needs a quick school presentation? Then this is the article for you. Very short and filled with facts.
"Koi and carp are very closely related fish types, yet they are sometimes considered as different types of the same species. However, there are important facts to consider about both Koi and carp before classifying them in the same group or into different groups. Hence, it would be highly interesting to know the characteristics and the differences between Koi and carp."
Sometimes nothing replaces the encyclopedia for facts and new knowledge. For instance; I did know that it was not until 1914, that the interest in koi really took off in Japan. Did you?
This is a very good short article on the status of koi in Japan, an introduction to the culture regarding koi.
"Koi have been loved in Japan and they have been characterized by strength and success for a very long time. Koi fish stands for basically anything that is good; luck, prosperity, vitality, and longevity and is very closely associated with the Japanese cultural identity."
This study looks at how koi move through water - with the end result of trying to figure out how to make underwater robots. If you are curious about koi and science, you will like this study.
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.
Here is a research brief on protein/feed formulations that underwent study. There is both a brief and you can read the entire 91 page reseach.
Similarities of koi nutrition with carp nutrition are advantageous owing to the availability of adequate
information based on which diets can be formulated and evaluated. However, it is to be remembered that
commercially available diets are not always formulated and evaluated using such information, leading to the
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.
This is another example of how our hobby is growing and expanding the need for a more scientific approach to treating and medicating koi.
As the koi hobby grows and the need for expanded specialized veterinary care becomes evident, more diagnostic procedures are needed. Here is an example of researchers using endoscopic evaluation on koi.
!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right