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Raising koi is an industry that is growing across the world; a growing international trade bringing income to many in a variety of countries. Here is a study from Java, in southeast Asia, that looks at the results of current techniques used to grow koi in Java. Even down to keeping the snakes and frogs out of the ponds. 

This is a historical view of the domestication of fish.  Tilapia and carp are the first know domesticated fish dating back to 1500 B.C. Section 2.1 deals directly with the domestication of the carp.  

Even if you don't like research on koi, you will love this short, but very heartwarming research proving what every koi hobbyist has always known; we do build relationships with our beloved koi. Now proven through a scientific structured study, koi have personalities and indeed seek out voluntary relationships with their keepers. Though scientists have focused for centuries on the relationships between humans and mammals (especially captive mammals) this is likely the first fully scientific study in our hobby on relationship building between humans and koi.  Enjoy. 

A wonderful and short history of the humble goldfish presented by National Geographic. 
"Oh, wet pet," American poet Ogden Nash wrote in pithy summation of the humble goldfish, whose habitat is, by tradition, a glass bowl anchored by the faux luxury of a gravel-bound ceramic castle. But the reality is more complex, suggests a new book by Anna Marie Roos, a professor of the history of science and medicine at the University of Lincoln, in England.

Okay, time for a few laughs.  Koi jokes are just a click away. Here's an example:

Just hurt my wrists digging a hole between two koi ponds. I think it's carpal tunnel.

What do you call a fake fish? a de"koi"       >!(if you don't get it, say it out loud)!<
The 12+ Best Koi Jokes - ↑UPJOKE↑

Fish sayings worth quoting.  From many people including Jacques Yves Cousteau, Albert Einstein and Drew Barrymore; you will like this short article.  These are some of the best fish sayings I have ever heard. 
Love is the net where hearts are caught like fish.  -  Muhammad Ali
One fish. Two fish. Red fish. Blue fish. Black fish. Blue fish. Old fish. New fish. This one has a little star. This one has a little car. Say! What a lot of fish there are.
- Dr. Seuss

I think i could even draw and paint these wonderful, colorful swimming koi.  This short article guides your art experience. 

Is it time for your koi tattoo? 
Koi is a fish in Japanese legends and it is believed that if it succeeds in climbing the falls on the Yellow river at Dragon Gate then it would change into a dragon. Thus, the koi fish started getting lot of recognition and it started being revered as the symbol of advancement and worldly aspiration. The Japanese revere the koi or the carp for its strength and its perseverance in adversity. Tattoos today incorporate the koi fish to signify lot of prosperity and wealth.

For you Android phone users, time for some very fun koi wallpaper. 
3D HD wallpaper is cool fish live 3d wallpaper & motion wallpapers 3d in the fish aquarium. So, you have decided to start a freshwater aquarium? You probably can’t wait to stock your aquarium. You don't need to purchase the most beautiful fishes aquarium, Just Install this free live wallpaper on your phone & set as home backgrounds & lock screen saver as 3d wallpaper background.


!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right


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