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    Koi fish?

    Anyone deal with them? I built a pond for gold fish , turtles and frogs. The wife wanted these two koi but now they are getting too big. Guessing they are 14" id like to sell them but don't know a good starting point.The internet says they are worth some coin but I don't know the sex or type these are yet...anyone with experience?Click image for larger version
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    #2
    Shoot 'em with a 9mmhp they will evaporate and feed the3 other fish. That's all I got
    Last edited by M92PV4U; 07-04-2020, 02:58 PM.

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      #3
      Originally posted by M92PV4U View Post
      Shoot 'me with a 9mmhp they will evaporate and feed the other fish. That's all I got
      OKay ....something the wife would approve and won't damage the pond then.

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        #4
        My neighbor has some. He's always bitching because eagles and hawks are always grabbing them up and taking them home for a delicious fish dinner.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Boss View Post

          OKay ....something the wife would approve and won't damage the pond then.
          Damn auto correct suspose to be 'em

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            #6
            Originally posted by KarlVP View Post
            My neighbor has some. He's always bitching because eagles and hawks are always grabbing them up and taking them home for a delicious fish dinner.
            We have plenty of both, even the Great Blue Heron. They only take the goldfish. My pond has a deep end with obstacles so they can hide. His pond isn't deep enough. I'd prefer to get cash.

            This is what I'm finding. I know I can't get what a breeder gets but I should be able to profit some. ...and these are small compared to mine.

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              #7
              I wonder if there is a threshold for disease? Seems like if someone is going to buy a $159.99 fish, they would want the thing to survive a given quarantine period without developing a disease and ruining their entire crop. That's how exotic marine fish work afaik. Just something to look into I think.

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                #8
                Originally posted by evernoob View Post
                I wonder if there is a threshold for disease? Seems like if someone is going to buy a $159.99 fish, they would want the thing to survive a given quarantine period without developing a disease and ruining their entire crop. That's how exotic marine fish work afaik. Just something to look into I think.
                I totally get that and have thought about it.This is why I know I won't get top dollar. Seems I should get something for them though...looking for a starting point I guess.

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                  #9
                  You are digging a long ditch right now aren't you? Throw the CARP in that.

                  I got nothing else.
                  Kevin

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                    #10
                    Put a couple of armored catfish in there.
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Jm_1kJPu4
                    Them bastards are everywhere here.
                    Last edited by HOGCAT; 07-04-2020, 03:35 PM.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by HOGCAT View Post
                      Put a couple of armored catfish in there.
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Jm_1kJPu4
                      Them bastards are everywhere here.
                      That sucks. Fuck that.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by evernoob View Post
                        I wonder if there is a threshold for disease? Seems like if someone is going to buy a $159.99 fish, they would want the thing to survive a given quarantine period without developing a disease and ruining their entire crop. That's how exotic marine fish work afaik. Just something to look into I think.
                        Koi are pretty sturdy, given the environment they live in, and are not as fickle as say salt water fish. I have two koi ponds (800 gallon & 500 gallon) with 9 total koi ranging from 10" - 18" in length. A while back I was having an algae bloom and tossed in my go-to chemicals to manage it.

                        Must have over dosed and dramatically reduced the available oxygen in the ponds. Koi were sort of leaning to their sides, gasping; and some started loosing scales. I drained about 3/4 of the total water volume and replaced with fresh. The next day they were all better. By the next day they were eating again.....

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