Environmental - Biosecurity, Ecosystems, Predation, Pollutants

What do you do with old syringes/needles or scalpels?  Here is excellent advice from Doctors Foster-Smith...

I recently had a question about what to do if your pond is visited by a mink... 

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

Herpes virus carp kill in River Murray may sap essential oxygen, research shows.

Carp are a freshwater fish native to Asia. Now the most abundant large fresh water fish in some areas — Australia considers them a pest.

Herpes-based carp control plan may stop some Australian fish exports, and causes alarm overseas.

This is an article on how an introduced species became wild and the efforts that are being taken to reduce wild carp numbers in New Zealand.

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

This article is by Syd Mitchell, our Water Quality instructor extraordinaire!  In this article, Syd discusses various techniques that work with different predators.

Our K.O.I. courses help you be prepared for problems, but a 2nd backup component is called for when a mechanical failure can cause Koi deaths.   So - never use one air pump - use 2, and perhaps even more importantly - wire them to different circuits!  Fish researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada had 2 pumps - but they were wired to the same circuit, and mechanical failure caused over 9000 fish deaths, including a Koi collection.  At the University, the device that caused the deaths was a de-chlorination pump - but for most Koi keepers, it's the air pump that's the critical component.


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