Koi Krazy - Appreciation, Art, Humor, History, Buying, Breeding, Varieties

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. 
 

Share this with the kids, it is wonderful short video of hatching koi eggs. 
 
Koi Egg & Fry Development - Cuttlebook Koi Farm - YouTube

An amazing look at fertilized koi eggs!  This 1 1/2 minute YouTube is worth your time. 
 
Koi eggs 46 hours after fertilisation - Yoshikigoi Farm, Poland - YouTube

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.
 

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)

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

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