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Name: Loretta
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lorettalea
Mar 17, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Greetings,
Woohoo it's Spring. My problem is that the koi we culled from the pond last spring are still in the holding tanks & need a home. If anyone wants koi they can have them for pick up only. All of these were born in my pond and we have not introduced new koi for 4 years.

Most of them are Butterfly koi & range from 8" to 18". The location is 40 miles east of Memphis Tn about 8 miles north of the Tennessee / Mississippi line. Please contact me for additional information.

The picture is of the pond the koi were born in & some of the parents.

Loretta

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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Mar 17, 2013 4:34 PM CST
Wish I lived closer. Are there any pond supply places or garden centers you can arrange a trade with.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 17, 2013 6:21 PM CST
Gee ... I don't have a pond or even live near you but free Koi sounds like a great deal for someone! I googled and found some Koi that are rather pricey $$$$$ for even one fish!

http://www.mokoi.com/koiforsale1.htm

http://www.livekoiforsale.com/

I agree with NJBob, you could probably find a local fresh water aquarium shop who'd be willing to take them on trade! My husband has a 150 gallon marine (salt water) aquarium and when the coral's grow too large for the tank he trades them to local aquarium shops for other fish, coral or aquarium supplies.

Or, even if you can only get $5 apiece ... if you have a lot to sell you'd have extra spending money for something else ... like gardening supplies (if you're a gardener!) Green Grin!

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Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
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ivyplantsnyc
Mar 17, 2013 7:34 PM CST
Beautiful Koi.
Pause for Paws.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 17, 2013 8:26 PM CST
If you don't get any takers maybe the Memphis Botanical Garden could take them. I am wanting some too but KY is to far away.

Good Luck,
Teresa
Name: Loretta
West Tennessee (Zone 7b)
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lorettalea
Mar 17, 2013 10:00 PM CST
Apparently we are excellent parents because every spring we clean up the pond have way to many koi. Selling koi was supposed to be my husband's project but I may have to let him go or put him in charge of something else lol
Three years ago we gave away over 150 fish, mostly local, but I am concerned that some people may not be responsible fish owners and release them get into the ecosystem. The Wolf River goes through our county and empties into the Mississippi at Memphis We keep the best ones the rest get buried in the hole with a new or transplanted plant. That way at least they do not die in vain.
Name: Loretta
West Tennessee (Zone 7b)
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lorettalea
Mar 17, 2013 10:10 PM CST
Hi Teresa,
I have not been to the Japanese Garden at MGG in quite a while but a few years ago the koi pond there had way too many fish (all orange). That year we had floods from heavy rain and their koi pond overflowed. Fish were everywhere and have thought about the Memphis zoo, though. I don't know where you are in Ky. but my husband is surveying for the I-69 highway and goes up to Tiptonville a lot.
Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
Mar 18, 2013 11:35 AM CST
try craigslist, Freecycle, or ebay.
Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Mar 18, 2013 8:53 PM CST
I would think you could sell a few on Craigslist. They are pretty pricey in Bowling Green or Owensboro's Pond supply places.

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