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Christmas came early...

Post by Sbenson11 on Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:28 pm

So guess what arrived today???

Ok I will tell you, some new fish. cheers 

110 baby Koi to be exact. Between what were DOA and a couple of more that crocked throughout the day I got 98 that survived. A little more casualties then I would have liked but not bad. I don't have to pay for the dead ones.

These will mostly be for sales in the Spring of 2015, they were only born this past Spring.

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Post by Biulu on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:23 pm

Where did these suddenly come from?! You did not inform/warn us beforehand...

Are you going to go into pond supplies now?
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Post by Sbenson11 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:23 am

Biulu wrote:Where did these suddenly come from?! You did not inform/warn us beforehand...

Are you going to go into pond supplies now?
They weren't suppose to arrive until the Spring but the guy I got them from was tight on tank space so i had them shipped now.

Pond supplies? as in pumps and stuff, no. Just going to continue expanding the line of pond plants that I sell and adding more fish. I get people buying pond plants and they will ask if I sell fish as well. So it's nice to have a few Koi/Goldfish on hand to sell the same time. This coming season I am getting a shipment of hybrid water lilies from Holland. Going to start with 25 and see how they sell this season.

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Post by Biulu on Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:33 am

That sounds great! Are you going to get 25 plants or 25 different hybrids? I read a while back about a guy from my province (Friesland) that was cultivating lilies in a lake. He lives at the lake shore and had obtained permission to use part of the lake for that purpose. He seemed to have acquired quite some clout with his lilies.

I assume you will sell the koi/gold fish in 2014 (next season) and not in 2015? Or are you planning another monster project to carry these through until 2015?! Shocked 
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Post by goldfishbetalover on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:51 pm

oh my goodness that is a lot of goldfish....
my children and I wish at X we were doing things similar to you...
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Post by JayB on Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:12 pm

Wow! That's a whole lot of baby koi. More mouths to feed. Laughing
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Post by CAAIndie on Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:31 pm

Fish! Lots of FISH!
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Post by alexmtl on Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:36 pm

Steve
You have 1200 gallons to hold them. The Arc will be able to hold them all, and I think you are well set up. You may wish to start setting up your Koi lineage plans for show strains.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:47 pm

Biulu wrote:That sounds great! Are you going to get 25 plants or 25 different hybrids? I read a while back about a guy from my province (Friesland) that was cultivating lilies in a lake. He lives at the lake shore and had obtained permission to use part of the lake for that purpose. He seemed to have acquired quite some clout with his lilies.

I assume you will sell the koi/gold fish in 2014 (next season) and not in 2015? Or are you planning another monster project to carry these through until 2015?! Shocked 
using a lake, that's a cool idea. With my luck I would get fined for introducing a non-native species Shocked 

The supplier I am getting the lilies from sells them in multiples of 5 roots per variety, so I will get 5 each of 5 different varieties.

This batch is for Spring 2015, they are only 1-2" in length. I have about 50-60 Koi that are currently about 5-6" that will be for this coming Spring.

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