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Old 24-02-2011, 01:14 PM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
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Default Newspaper article on Koi

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:20:03 EST, "a425couple"
wrote:

We recently spent some time in Honolulu, and as
always enjoyed seeing the large Koi in multiple
viewable ponds.
We have recently moved homes and no longer
have ponds, but even prior to that pretty much
gave up interest on anything like Koi. Our fish
had included goldfish, commets, schubunkins
and a few Koi, but the longest any survived
predation was about 2 years.

Anyway, while we were there the paper
Star-Advertiser had an interesting article
about a fish show:
http://www.staradvertiser.com/featur...Koi_story.html
Koi story
Hobbyists and admirers gather to share their passion for the fish
By Nina Wu
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 18, 2011
For James Kinney, president of the Aloha Koi Appreciation Society,
keeping a koi fish pond in ecological balance brings a sense of peace.
"It's a living art form," he said. ----

Please read and enjoy

What surprised me was:
"Koi fish have an average life span of 70 to 80 years, said Kodama,
although there are records of a koi that lived more than 200 years."
NO KIDDING!!

and:
"Kodama said Hawaii is an ideal place to raise koi due to the quality
of the island water and year-round warm weather. A number of
mainland koi owners "board" their prized fish at the farm for those
reasons."
Just seems 'strange' to 'board' out your relaxing calming
pet fish. But, hey, what do I know, I kept them where
they all got eaten!!!!

I'm sure those predators miss you & your hobby. I've got about 3 koi left
that I originally started with in 1995. One of which was put in the pond
the summer of '95 and two others that were purchased in fall of '95 and
wintered over inside till the season of '96. ~ jan
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