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If you are lucky enough to live near Detroit, MI - you can enjoy a Japanese festival featuring Koi!

We need your help!  Please spread the word - Koi should NEVER be released into the wild!  Here's what happened in one community...

Public Koi ponds in malls have always been very popular, and a very big problem as well...

Someone asked that question to the Fish Vet - Dr. Richmond Loh in Australia.  The answer may surprise you!

This is an excellent short article on the challenges of treating for parasites, and why sometimes, alternative methods are more effective than increasing the doses of chemical to kill the parasites.  While this article is about farmed fish - salmon - the parallels to Koi keeping are obvious, and the lessons to be learned may help us in more effective parasite treatment for Koi.  Note that Koi suffer from lice also - albeit a slightly different species...

Murray-Darling carp herpes deemed safe for swimmers, but locals fear 'toxic swirl."

European carp infected with a strain of herpes will not pass the virus — or any other diseases — on to water users who come into contact with them.

Everyone is always asking me to post articles on Koi judging.  For many Koi keepers, being able to produce show quality Koi and get recognized for doing so is the epitomy of the hobby.  Many others prefer to just enjoy their Koi at home, but all of us are affected by the Koi judging considerations, because they are the same considerations that dealers use to put a value on the Koi we buy.  So - we need to understand as much as we can bout how Koi are valued.  I have omitted parts of this article that are unique to the UK, but what is included should be of interest to all!

If you are all tracking the story, the Australia government is about to release KHV as an agent to destroy unwanted wild carp in the Murry-Darling basin in Australia.  Below is a copy of the actual Phase 3 Final report for the KHV project and comments, all of which were posted on the PetSmart web site.

I wanted to find a gift for a Koi buddy - and you know how it is - they have EVERYTHING related to Koi!  I found these great little salt and pepper shakers, and they are both beautiful and practical!  The person just loved them and uses them every day - and suggested I tell everyone!  Just look at the others I found - all on Ebay - search for "Koi Salt Pepper."

In late 2016, the Australian Government commissioned a two-year research and planning process to determine the feasibility of using a virus (known as Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 or CyHV-3) to control invasive European carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Australia [1,2]. 

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