Isa Farm Visit 10-2016

We arrived at the Isa facility around 10am as they started the harvest very, very early in the morning. I would have had to miss my morning Starbucks:roll eyes:. When we arrived there was one truck and a group of people milling around but nothing happening. I think we waited 30 to 40 minutes before they started to unload. It was hard to believe there were 300 55cm to 65cm Nisai Showa in those two tanks on the truck.

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Gill Disease and cautionary advice for the use of Sterilizing Chemicals

Gill Disease and cautionary advice for the use of Sterilizing Chemicals In Japan during the period February through March pond water temperature gradually rises from about 10 to 13. As the seasonal change takes place and the water temperature rises, fish become eager to consume more food. As fish crave, their owners tend to feed their fish more to satisfy the craving. Unfortunately, when fed during this period of seasonal transition fish develop the illness, which in our vernacular known as a “cold”. The most visually striking sign of catching…

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The Annual Cycle of Nishikigoi

The Annual Cycle of Nishikigoi   From Toshio Sakai “Spring / Summer Annual Cycle There is an annual cycle in the life of Nishiki Koi. During the months of May and June, the female Koi tends to direct her stored nutrition and energy towards the development of her eggs. This is a natural and instinctive behavior for producing offspring. The caretaker must be particularly careful with increasing the food volume during this season. It must be stated here, that while the water temperature is still low in May and June,…

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