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    Reno baby!
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    Nice looking fish but I could find better things to buy with that kind of money .My fish were cheap ones a couple of bucks each .If I got and spent that much money on a fish and it died I would cry
     
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    Why I'm not a koi guy! I'd be very concerned with my investment.
     
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    things is the only way they are an investment is if you can sell the babies
     
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    I love the chagoi, similar color to mine, which I refer to as "root beer" colored.
     
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    Be prepared for extensive quarantine periods when purchasing from unknown sources. Unless this seller can substantiate extensive bio-security has been applied around these fish, these asking prices are ridiculously high.
     
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    I know what you mean but, you could be a koi keeper without overspending if you disciplined yourself to buying small fish!
    Thankfully I actually find some of the cheaper, domestic types to be more attractive than the super expensive ones
     
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    There are a few videos on YouTube that are very interesting and helpful in how to choose an inexpensive small koi that will likely be a beautiful adult. So for a hundred bucks...in a few years, you could have 12 to 15 nice specimens.
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    My alter ego remembers when we first started the pond. I got a pair of koi, a few pond comets and rehomed a catfish in the pond. the koi lived for a year, grew quickly but were my first fish losses. The catfish lived for three years then seemed to not like the cold and passed in the spring. Those comets I bought as feeders lived seven years before being eaten by raccoons!!!! Arggg! They would eat from my hand and played in the fountain. Best fish ever....
     
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    ...Raccoons.
    Boy, I dislike raccoons.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    They don't bother my pond, I must have anti water raccoons around here.
     
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    Raccoons got a few of mine years ago, before I learned my pond had predators.
    I really wish we didn't have to net our ponds...they'd look soooo much nicer!
     
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    One thing I learned from youtube, is to not go for the brightest colored one, cause (they say) the color has already reached its best, leaving no room for improvement.
    I've always chose the brightest!...then again it depends on what one is after, cause take the Yamabuki Ogon for example, they advise to choose a pale colored fish, so that in time as it matures it won't turn orange instead of yellow, but I don't mind a deeper orange tone on my fish...so like I said, unless one wants to show his fish, it doesn't always matter ...but to discard a fish because the color is pale is something I now know not to do
     
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