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
- 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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