Koi carp move goes swimmingly

DZG’s koi carp are back in a large pool in Monkey Tails after it was dug out again and a new filter installed.

webdzg_new_pond_filter_1

ABOVE – Curator Richard Brown installed the new fish filter which was supplied by Sedgley Aquatics

The space, which was originally a pool, had been filled in to house porcupines and then otters in the past but has now been converted back to a pool for our ornamental fish collection.

webdzg_new_pond_filter_1

ABOVE – Head of Lower Primates Nicola Wright with some of our koi carp in the finished pool

webdzg_new_pond_filter_1Section Leader Nicola Wright said: “We are gradually transferring the fish from the small pool down the bottom of Monkey Tails into this new large pool.

“So far nine koi carp are settling in well and a few more will be joining them shortly.

“The new large pool provides a better viewing area for visitors and also helps reduce the humidity in the building.”