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This is a great tutoral on drawing our favorite fish.
 

Could the ammonia in my koi pond be inviting to those pesky flies and mosquitoes?
 
The stink of ammonia in urine, sweat, and rotting meat repels humans, but many insects find ammonia alluring. Now, UConn researchers have figured out how the annoying insects smell it, a discovery that could lead to better ways to make them buzz off.
 
Odd smell: Flies sniff ammonia in a way new to science (phys.org)

A great overview of the history of keeping goldfish along with interesting facts.  
 
About four million households in the UK own fish, which equates to roughly 14% of the population, according to the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association. Attractive, colourful, easy on the eye and calming, ornamental fish offer a low maintenance alternative to cats and dogs and even spare your furniture.
 

Time for a road trip!
 
From a Zen sand garden in Portland, to an Edo-style strolling path in Seattle, here is a guide to the country’s most beautiful Japanese gardens.
 
Visit the 6 most stunning Japanese gardens in America | Budget Travel

How do they figure these things out?
 

Life through a fisheye lens: Fascinating images show how your pets see your surroundings at home

A great overview of what feed ingredient alternatives are being researched as a substitute for costly fishmeal in fish feed. 
 
Discussion and research implications

Creative use of wasted flare gas to help grow microbes for fish feed. I wonder how this will look on a bag of fish food ingredients?
 
...The company plans to capture methane from flare gas in the oil-and-gas sector in Alberta and convert it on site into methanol. It will then be transported to a production facility where the methanol will feed and grow microbes in bioreactors.
 
...Later this month, the Center for Aquaculture Technology will test DeNova-treated pellets in adult Atlantic salmon completing a life-cycle evaluation of the fish.

Okay, now I am carefully looking out for red eyed carp.  Do you have one?  
 
The purpose of this study was to investigate the inheritance of red eyes in ornamental koi, a variant of Common Carp Cyprinus carpio. The study included crossing fish with different eye color phenotypes and analyzing fish segregations in progenies.
 
Gomelsky et al. 2016 NAJA 78 251-258.pdf (ksuaquaculture.org)
 
 
 

A good basic read on KHV and how to recognize. 
 

Cat or bird, who do you suspect of this dastardly deed? 
 
Woman opens front door and finds goldfish flapping about on doorstep.
The fish was found out of water in Cheltenham., Glos on May 14 - and may have been dropped by a cheeky cat that nicked it from a pond.
RSPCA inspector Richard Carr said: “This was not your usual type of animal rescue call. My first ever stray fish.
 

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