Hacker News user krzysztof, also known as GreenKoiDictator, has created a new subreddit for the Green koi, an endangered species of Japanese giant fish that can grow to more than six feet long.
GreenKiwis are one of the most endangered species in the world, and the endangered species list has only been updated twice since 2007, according to the conservation group SeaWorld.
In 2014, the International Union for Conservation of Nature listed GreenKiDictators as “critically endangered.”
While the GreenKaiDictates population has declined drastically in recent years, they still remain in danger of extinction, according the SeaWorld’s website.
In a Reddit AMA in March, Krzyszykowski explained that his project started after reading a book called “Koi Dictionaries: A Dictionary for the Living,” by Michael D. Kuehn, a professor of animal behavior and conservation at the University of California, Davis.
The book, which was published in 2001, tells the story of a giant koi fish that was released into the wild in 1983 and is the subject of a 2006 documentary film.
“Kiwi Dictators is the story that the book is about, and it’s about how the koi were released into captivity in captivity,” Krzieszski said in an interview with Wired.
“And I wanted to do something to help them.”
Since his creation of the new subreddit, Krzykowski has been receiving more than 1,000 messages of support from other users.
“I’m happy to see the interest in the kiwi, because they’re one of our favorite animals,” Krzyowski said.
“They have been in captivity for decades, and they’re just so beautiful.”
He added that he hoped to create a new video series featuring the Green KaiDictats, as well as a book on the kai, in the future.
“The koi are really well known in Japan,” Krzeszkowski said.
“[And] when I saw this book, I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is really awesome.'”