Rising up a rustic boy, it is no shock that Vernard Hodges, DVM, the co-star of the favored tv present, Critter Fixers: Nation Vets, acquired an affinity for nature and the animals that reside in it.
On this dvm360® interview, he explains who notably impressed his love for koi fish, take care of these charming creatures, and extra.
The next is a partial transcript of the video.
Vernard Hodges, DVM: I grew up in rural Georgia lengthy earlier than there was the web or there was social media. So I might go all the way down to the river, and accumulate turtles and frogs and fish. And I all the time needed to be the primary Black Jacques Cousteau, I believed I used to be going to go down into the deepest voyages of the ocean and do these issues. So, my love of aquatics began a protracted, very long time in the past. I have been elevating koi fish in all probability about 40 years. My dad who adopted me was, he was Asian, and so he raised koi as a bit of boy. And he form of imprinted that love of koi for me…
What number of koi do we have now? I do not know, we have now a farm with some, so lots of. Oftentimes, you realize, within the south, [koi fish] do actually, very well. When the temperature warms, they’re actually lively and also you merely feed them, you guarantee that they’ve the vitamin, all the things. And if you wish to have some [koi fish] infants, you must put the right substrate in for them to put their eggs. In wintertime, the factor is, they do not eat as a lot. I imply, typically they could go weeks with out consuming, so that they make the proper pet, they usually reside a very long time.
Challenges with koi, I imply koi can vary from the $2 koi you go and purchase at Petsmart or these totally different locations, to over $10,000 to $20,000 or so I imply there could be a number of monetary dangers and monetary issues that go into these, so that you need to be sure you hold these fish alive.
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