Nylon Screens Installed at BCGC Fountain to Protect Koi
Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently ordered the installation of nylon screens around the Fountain Area at the Bacolod City Government Center to protect the Japanese koi fingerlings and prevent them from swimming out of the infinity lagoon.
Businessman James Chua donated 1,000 Japanese koi to the city government, which were released into the Fountain Area on July 15.
Building Administrator Engr. Amy Tentia said the 1-foot-tall nylon screens cover the circumference of the fountain area.
The screens will stay there until the Japanese koi fingerlings grow large enough so as not to carelessly overflow from the lagoon, she said.
The screens will also discourage anyone from catching the fish, she added.
Meanwhile, Leonardia is also appealing to fountain visitors not to harm the koi. Visitors are discouraged from scooping the fish, or feeding them, as there is a prescribed feed for these fish.*