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Nishikoi Koi Know How. Bagging and transporting koi.

When did you last attend or witness an awards ceremony? Your child's sports day perhaps or the OSCARS or BAFTAS on TV?

  • Their colouration Pattern Potential for growth (and their ability to fulfil that potential - good old Chagois) Their domestication Becoming tame and conditioned to feeding and handling Developing from a fish into a pet Well all of the above would be at the top of my list, but I would also have to add a number of additional 'unsung' attributes that perhaps we are in danger of taking for granted.
  • Yet (and in true Hollywood style) if it were not for these other 'hidden' attributes, koi keeping would not resemble the thriving and dynamic hobby that it is today.
  • Koi are still carp I'm referring to a koi's ability to tolerate being transported for hours, confined in a plastic bag for many hours, with all that means for their physiology.
  • Quite paradoxically, koi require the best conditions we can provide for them in our ponds and yet they can tolerate conditions during their transport that may kill other species.
  • Koi still retain their physiology that makes them adapted for their silty, still water environment, something we exploit every time koi are transported in the confines of a plastic bag.
  • The role of the stress hormones is to mobilise energy very rapidly so that koi can take flight and escape the stressor.
  • Side effects include: A rapid increase in blood sugar levels Increased heart rate, blood flow and oxygen demand Increased susceptibility to disease Two notable types of hormone that are released in response to stress are adrenalin and corticosteroids.
  • In a larger volume of water that is open to the atmosphere, excess carbon dioxide would be released into the atmosphere.

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