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    how much do 24"+ grade koi cost?

    Discussion in 'Cold Water, Temperate and North American Native Fi' started by Ali, Feb 21, 2006.

    1. Ali

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      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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      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
       
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      Depends on breed and quality. You could pay thousands if you want to.
       
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      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
       
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      Yeah, Americans don't care about these things as much as the Japanese.
       
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      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.
       
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      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... :)
       
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      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.
       
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      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. :)
       
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      I don't know how well koi ship but you could try aquabid?
       

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