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Ali
02-21-2006, 5:23 PM
I am moving and can not bring my 14-20 24"+ grade koi with me. I got them two years ago at 7-12" for $50 a peice. I have about 4 or 6 butterfly's and a few shonuka?( the red and white pattern, big females).

So, how much should I sell them for(general estimate) and where should I place an add?

Thanks

yourmylunch
02-21-2006, 7:49 PM
i would say they are worth atleast $200 a peice but that does not mean you can sell them for that. contact your lfs and pond places or just an ad in the paper. a pond instalation place would know people looking for koi that large as they are not as common as smaller ones

ewurm
02-21-2006, 7:51 PM
Depends on breed and quality. You could pay thousands if you want to.

Princley
02-21-2006, 7:57 PM
Depends on breed and quality. You could pay thousands if you want to.



yep breed and qualiy all the way , in a way like pure bred dogs
in the trade American KOI are ummmm just fish
i do not want to use the word i think of

ewurm
02-21-2006, 8:07 PM
Yeah, Americans don't care about these things as much as the Japanese.

Ali
02-21-2006, 8:11 PM
If I was to sell my koi with the house then I could easily get 500 a peice. It all depends on the buyer. I'm going to probably list them at 200 a peice.

scottchristian
02-21-2006, 8:24 PM
wow i knew koi were spendy sometimes, but i didnt know they were that much. this golf cource i like to play has at least a few hundred throughout. i wander if they are the kind you have... there HUGE... :)

ewurm
02-21-2006, 8:26 PM
I wish I could have a Koi pond, they are beautiful. When I first started keeping fish, the guy at walmart told me it was OK to keep Koi in a ten gallon. I raised it in there to 6" before sellling it to lfs for 4 times what I paid. I'm glad walmart doesnt sell very many fish.

Ali
02-21-2006, 8:47 PM
The pond is my favorite aquarium due to the fact that it holds 2600 gallons of water :D

The only drawback my pond has is that it is in a vertical position to the sun and has minimal shade.

The koi I have are worth a lot but their are koi that run $2k+ that are only 2' in lenght.

My koi are at breeding size so I would definatley have a bunch of little koi swimming around this spring. :)

greenfish4
02-24-2006, 12:34 AM
I don't know how well koi ship but you could try aquabid?

bob_tom
02-24-2006, 10:21 PM
here is a good site to price or buy good quality koi.
http://www.mokoi.com/page1.htm

Magnus30
02-26-2006, 11:54 PM
I didn't relize they where that salty either, luckily I was given 11 of them & added 6 babies of my own.

Princley
02-26-2006, 11:59 PM
If I was to sell my koi with the house then I could easily get 500 a peice. It all depends on the buyer. I'm going to probably list them at 200 a peice.


selling a home with koi is a whole new ball game on their value..........my last pond had many many many koi and plants both...the buyer wont care what they r worth
they r more concerned of the house

USMCtanker
02-27-2006, 12:01 AM
i just wnt to the koi pond in laguna beach. wow all his come straight from japan. the one he had where 2500 bucks for a 2' long female that was 6 years onld. the 3 year old ones that where about a foot where from 1000 to 1500. ya i never new they could get so much. but these koi where awsome very cool. its just my wallet isnt that deep

guppy
02-27-2006, 1:56 PM
I don't know the grades or types of koi but have seen 20-24" koi going for as much as $3500 or for plain greenish brown ones as little as $99.

Princley
02-27-2006, 2:17 PM
the most expensive koi ever sold was only 500 thousand bucks

USMCtanker
02-27-2006, 2:29 PM
i never even ne they got that much. if i got one from petsmart and its a foot long how much wound one of those be?

Princley
02-27-2006, 2:36 PM
i never even ne they got that much. if i got one from petsmart and its a foot long how much wound one of those be?


lol i my self would not buy a koi from petsmart but if i did i would not pay more than MABY 25.00 dollars ..... Top shelf KOI come from places like this , i use to work here the most expensive KOI we sold was 7000 dollars , how ever they are under new owners.. and i don't think they carry them that high any more
http://www.sunsetkoigardens.com/Home.html


if u take a look at the photo gallery i built most of the ponds there ..there are many othes they don't show... tell u what i miss that JOB

Ali
03-07-2006, 1:04 PM
This last weekend I bought a kiddie pool from Toys R Us and started catching my koi. I've only caught about 5 of them. They range from 1.5-2.5' and are very nice. Any ideas on how to catch more? The pond is 2600g and has a bridge that goes over it and is were they all hide.

Thanks

BlueNote
03-19-2006, 2:59 AM
lol i my self would not buy a koi from petsmart but if i did i would not pay more than MABY 25.00 dollars ..... Top shelf KOI come from places like this , i use to work here the most expensive KOI we sold was 7000 dollars , how ever they are under new owners.. and i don't think they carry them that high any more
http://www.sunsetkoigardens.com/Home.html


if u take a look at the photo gallery i built most of the ponds there ..there are many othes they don't show... tell u what i miss that JOB


Thanks for the link, I just priced out my Koi and looks like I am sitting on a gold mine here, lol. I guess I am glad I grew these puppies up to adults. They have even spawned 2 times and I have young from them.

bentank1
03-26-2006, 10:55 AM
I am moving and can not bring my 14-20 24"+ grade koi with me. I got them two years ago at 7-12" for $50 a peice. I have about 4 or 6 butterfly's and a few shonuka?( the red and white pattern, big females).

So, how much should I sell them for(general estimate) and where should I place an add?

Thanks


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