A good article on supplementing your koi's diet, however, CAUTION - feeding your koi live food is highly discouraged. Live food has a high probability of bringing viruses and pests into your pond. For this reason, K.O.I. never recommends live food for your koi.
Have some fun with this simple fish age in human years calculator.
Fishes are very popular pets. For example, in France there are 26 million pet fish and 8 million cats. 10% of households own at least one fish aquarium, and 25% of households own at least one cat. The main reason for the acquisition of a fish is aesthetic.
Calculate fishes age in human years (equivalence) (age-converter.com)
UConn students learning about "koi people" as they work with a fish food manufacturer.
Take a look at this beautiful koi weighing in at 91 lbs (6 1/2 stone). A fun, short article on largest koi in UK.
A British fish fan has taken delivery of the world's biggest koi carp - a 4ft monster that tips the scales at a staggering six-and-a-half-stone. The mammoth fish - nicknamed the Big Girl - is the size of a 12-year-old child and three times larger than any other carp in the UK.
A short and basic article on the why quality koi are costly.
Though interesting, carrying your beloved koi around is not reccommended by K.O.I.
Whether you fancy taking your fish for a walk or like your seafood fresh from water to pan, then a bonkers new invention might be for you. The Katsugyo bag allows wearers to show off their expensive market-bought fish as they carry it home. The hand-held accessory doubles up as a portable fish tank is set to launch in Japan.
From PBS, you will enjoy this scientific exploration of fossils and why there are no squids!
They recently discovered why there are octopus fossils, but no squid fossils. Turns out that squid can retain exhaled ammonia and use it to compensate buoyancy - and because the retained ammonia changes the pH of their tissues, it doesn't fossilize at all well. Note that it's the ammonia that Koi breath out that lowers the pH of the bag water when shipping and allows the Koi to survive. Interesting adaptations of different aquatic species and ammonia!
A reminder to never release any pet fish into a river, stream or lake.
ROBBINSDALE, Minn. — Creatures of the night vary at Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale, and on Tuesday night going into Wednesday morning, the party included humans.
Jordan Wein and his team from WSB, an environmental consulting firm, geared up for the hunt. They put on waders and sprayed themselves down with bug spray.
!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right