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This study looks at the effect of feeding Azomite (hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate, a natural trace mineral product) to Koi.  They found that it improved both growth and the immune response.

The folks in New Zealand and Australia are concerned about Koi Carp as an invasive species.  They have funded several research projects to learn more about their wild populations.  This study shows that Koi don't live nearly as long in the wild as they do in good Koi ponds!

Learn to make a durable Koi windsock!  Activity for Kids.

This white paper was written by Ling Jin, on the recommendation by K.O.I.  PLEASE SHARE with all breeders and dealers that you know, so everyone can understand the science behind KHV testing, and how to do it!  Please ALWAYS give attribution to Ling Jin AND K.O.I. when you re-print the paper.

We all claim to know Koi keepers like this...

John Svelan and Jerry Myers, both K.O.I. Certified Koi Keepers (CKKs) and members of the Koi Club of San Diego, helped rescue Koi from an abandoned pond in a Country Club.

The Australian government has postponed the decision to release Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) for a year, so they can continue to study the timing and effects.

This article is about a recent surgery done at UC Davis - School of Veterinary Medicine.  The Koi survived the surgery and was doing well 10 weeks later.  It should be noted that the vast majority of tumors reappear within a year, and will cause mortality, such that the surgery was more about learning than about the long-term survival of the Koi.

Thanks to Monte McQuade, our own Show Water Quality instructor, for sharing his heartbreaking experience.

NEW PRODUCT - for those of you that have Chlorine or Chloramines in your water supply.

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