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    RSFish1

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    Well I have not decided for sure which big ones are going up for sale this year. I know I will be thinning out the herd a little this year. And I think there will be a couple of 15" plus butterfly koi being sold. I am guessing $50 plus on them. And I have a couple of other regular fins that are are about the same size. They will go for about the same.
     
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    I am sure you will sell them as you know they are over 100.00 at the pond store. Well good luck and I might see ya sooner than later if I can talk hubby into another pond :(
     
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    Gosh, Amber and Randy, I sure wish I was ready for fish! You guys have super deals on your fish! The small pet store near me has 6" Koi (I think they are may be from Japan) for $23, so a large one like you're talking about, Randy, and butterfly at that, I would jump on. Yours, too, Amber! I really want to get small and watch them grow. From the sounds of people on here, they get large FAST, if the pond is big! I now have dreams of a stream going around the corner of the deck, from the water wheel fountain, to the pond! My dreams are getting BIG! Not sure the wallet is going to follow suit, though. :)
     
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    my koi where small 6 years and now are 2 feet long
     
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    I bought my larger koi last year off some old man who couldn't take care of his pond anymore..I went for the concrete bench he had for 5.00 and when I got there and asked about the price of his fish he told me 20.00 per big koi(which he had 5 of) and like 5.00 for the smaller koi/goldfish..but he wanted the pond gone so I said how much for all the fish,pumps,supplies,garden arbor,decorative turtle and a black bear statue,he comes back with 200.00! So yes I came back the next day and got all my goodies. One big koi did not make it and I felt sick because he had it for 10 years and I killed it :( One fish out of 13 not bad right?
     
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    I go to a koi farm in NC which is about 15 minutes from my house and you can buy ugly fish for a dollar or others 3 to 6 inches from 3 to 6 dollars and my butterfly koi cost me 7 Aggie my biggest is 6 years old
     

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    She's the one giving the mug shot as soon as she see's the camera she comes over I think she wants food
     
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    My arbor,turtle and bench.
     

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    Beautiful fish..just love pond/fish pictures.
     
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    Yeah my pond water was 70 yesterday and it was nice out..in the 70's but now we are back in the 30's today..brrrrrrr
     
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    Auntie Ag and Uncle Bert are the first 2 fish I got and are my favorite 2
     
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    geeze wish everything got that green around here
     
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    My son's calico goldfish gorilla,he is very friendly and even lets the kids pick him up.
     

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    sissy sissy

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    My calicos love to swim into your hand and if you let Ag she will give you a kiss on the cheek .Thats all the rewards for all the work and money we put out taking care of them .Great fun aren't they
     
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    Yes they bring me lots of joy and the kids just love them too..such a nice time when we are all out there playing with the fish.
     
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    I think it really helps children learn what an eco system is too as they get older as my nieces children love to come here to help with the pond every time they come here .I take pics so they can take them to show in school about the filters and how to clean them and how to feed the fish and test the water .They get a big kick out of it .
     
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    Sissy, Aggie looks like she is out of the water on that rock, waiting for a smooch! LOL And, the speckled multi colored fish with lonnnngggg tail, what is that one? Beautiful!!! I love your arbor and garden items, BlessedFamily! What a deal you got! Maybe I will find something like that on CraigsList! Can always hope! But, problem is I don't have enough info yet to know if I was getting junk or diamonds with the equipment for a pond .. . . so still learning.
     
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    That is a SWEET pond. I can see this forum is going to be bad for my wallet. I want to build a new pond from the different pictures of ponds I
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    The long tailed one is a butterfly koi and he was really my most expensive fish as he cost me over 7 dollars .I have another one similar but it is white
     
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    Thanks, Sissy. I thought butterfly, but then what do I know! Guess I am learning some as I go after all! I love that butterfly. I would love to have a pond full of them. Are they any different as far as taking care of, diseases, etc. from regular Koi? And, I realize the word "regular" is anything but regular, when it comes to Koi! Holy cow, there are tons of different colors and varieties. But, I guess there are Koi, and Butterfly Koi, is that right, not counting all the colors, and those domestic and others foreign/from overseas?
     
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