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    Thread: Baby Koi, what to do with them?

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      Baby Koi, what to do with them?

      Hello everyone new and old members. This is Roger Bogart from Waltham Ma. I used to be very active here. I was friends with a lot of people. I hosted some pond parties and people came from far and wide.
      I have kept my pond active all this time but just lost interest in the pond forums.

      With that said I need some info on what to do with about 100 baby Koi from last years spawn.
      I have some pretty good looking fish ranging from 1.5-4"
      I am going to keep 9-10 but what do I do with the rest?
      Thanks for your thoughts.
      Roger B
      AKA Jolly Roger

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      Hi Roger and welcome back!
      I found your old username (Roger Bogart) and would like to merge your old and new accounts so
      let me know if that's okay and I'll get it done.

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      Thank you Steve.
      That would be cool.
      Would I be able to see all the old stuff? That would bring back a lot of memories (good and bad).

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      Yes, you should. I'm not sure about the private messages though... the limits have changed so
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      Quote Originally Posted by jollyroger View Post
      With that said I need some info on what to do with about 100 baby Koi from last years spawn.
      I have some pretty good looking fish ranging from 1.5-4"
      I am going to keep 9-10 but what do I do with the rest?
      Thanks for your thoughts.
      Roger B
      AKA Jolly Roger
      Take them to a local independent pet store, that sells tropical fish, and see if they will trade them for store credit.

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      All I have near by is Petco and Pet supply +. Neither of them are interested.
      Any one close to Waltham MA want some fish? LOL

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      Craigslist? Or Facebook has local market place pages.
      My opinions in ER and on this forum are mine only. Use my advice at your own discretion.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jollyroger View Post
      Hello everyone new and old members. This is Roger Bogart from Waltham Ma. I used to be very active here. I was friends with a lot of people. I hosted some pond parties and people came from far and wide.
      I have kept my pond active all this time but just lost interest in the pond forums.

      With that said I need some info on what to do with about 100 baby Koi from last years spawn.
      I have some pretty good looking fish ranging from 1.5-4"
      I am going to keep 9-10 but what do I do with the rest?
      Thanks for your thoughts.
      Roger B
      AKA Jolly Roger
      You can euthanize them with clove oil.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      I got rid of a lot that had spawned through koi club auctions and sale events. Craigslist worked also.
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      Thank you all for your thoughts.
      I'll give Craigslist a try
      I only want to keep 9-10 and the rest must go one way or another. I hope it's not another.

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      I had excellent luck with privately owned pet stores. For example, in Birmingham, AL Ed's Pet World took babies. His site is here: http://edspetworld.org/exotic-pets-birmingham/ . You might try calling him to see if he would take them. His number is (205) 879-1331. He might. This would involve shipping them, but it may be worth it to save them and give them good homes. I will help you in any way that I can. I live about 20 minutes from the store.

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      The one thing on Craigslist, make sure you charge a minimum $5-$10 per fish, and make sure about the pond size the people buying are setting them up in. I don't know if you care or not, but I was able to get rid of 70+ fish up to 6"-8" by charging for them, and also from stopping them from going to 30 gallon patio ponds, or aquariums. I even had one guy call me twice, about 2 weeks later, saying he killed all his fish, could he get more. I said no they're all gone. I don't want to be the person who is sending them to their death. Another choice is this: at least in my koi group, several people, are starting up ponds, and they are without fish. I'm being asked to go on home visits to help set them up, and to make sure all the beginning water parameters are set. If you go to a local koi club (or a few, they could be fund raisers for these clubs). A few fish can help these groups help others. Again, it is a great idea to ensure that experience who are you keeping member oversees the transfer of the new fish to the new club member. We all have a learning curve, always great to have a mentor help you out in the beginning.

      Just a few suggestions, hope they help,


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      P.s. I may be in the same situation you are in our year, my greater than 30 inch KOI have signed yet again. I hope not that many survive, but I'm sure quite a few well…
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      Quote Originally Posted by nmtsaki View Post
      The one thing on Craigslist, make sure you charge a minimum $5-$10 per fish, and make sure about the pond size the people buying are setting them up in. I don't know if you care or not, but I was able to get rid of 70+ fish up to 6"-8" by charging for them, and also from stopping them from going to 30 gallon patio ponds, or aquariums. I even had one guy call me twice, about 2 weeks later, saying he killed all his fish, could he get more. I said no they're all gone. I don't want to be the person who is sending them to their death. Another choice is this: at least in my koi group, several people, are starting up ponds, and they are without fish. I'm being asked to go on home visits to help set them up, and to make sure all the beginning water parameters are set. If you go to a local koi club (or a few, they could be fund raisers for these clubs). A few fish can help these groups help others. Again, it is a great idea to ensure that experience who are you keeping member oversees the transfer of the new fish to the new club member. We all have a learning curve, always great to have a mentor help you out in the beginning.

      Just a few suggestions, hope they help,


      Nancy

      P.s. I may be in the same situation you are in our year, my greater than 30 inch KOI have signed yet again. I hope not that many survive, but I'm sure quite a few well…
      Wow. Great suggestions! So nice to hear folks say things like that. Paying it forward. God bless you!
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      Thanks, I appreciate that!

      I care about the animals that come into my care, and want to make sure they go to good homes. On the same side of the coin, I want to ensure the fish I am sending out are healthy also. I wouldn't send deformed fish or any, if there was an illness in my pond that I knew of.

      Quote Originally Posted by DarkStar View Post
      Wow. Great suggestions! So nice to hear folks say things like that. Paying it forward. God bless you!


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      Snaps to you for all you do! Keep on keeping on!

      Quote Originally Posted by nmtsaki View Post
      Thanks, I appreciate that!

      I care about the animals that come into my care, and want to make sure they go to good homes. On the same side of the coin, I want to ensure the fish I am sending out are healthy also. I wouldn't send deformed fish or any, if there was an illness in my pond that I knew of.
      That, in addition to what you said above about home visits, mentoring, etc. is what makes you special.

      What I'm trying to say is, when a celebrity or rich person does something for a cause you thing wow! that's wonderful, that's great. But that's just it - there's fanfare, there's publicity, everyone gets involved, tax deductible, cut a check, no bother, yada, yada, yada.
      But then there's folks like you, caring, everyday people who extend themselves for others because they feel responsible or want another person to succeed, with no expectation of thanks or repayment for their contribution, time or efforts and they still give or help or care. Time when you could have been doing your chores, caring for your own fish, going to PTA, shopping for groceries, or the 50 other things you have to do that day. But you'll take time to help them too. Strangers who are buying a $15.00 fish. That's what gives me the warm fuzzies.

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