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    Selling Koi

    I recently inherited a large outdoor Koi pond with 22 fish - mostly Koi and a few goldfish. I would like to sell the fish and close the pond. Ideally I would like to sell all of the fish together, rather than separately. I am looking for some advice about the best way to do this. Thanks for your help.



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    If you have no knowledge of Koi then I would say post the best pics you can and let people make offers buddy


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    What is the best way to take photos of them? I notice some people have boxes with measuring tapes in the bottom.

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    Have you got any sort of bowl or plastic storage box you could net them out and put them in? I have used a simple blue plastic storage box with a homemade ruler from a length of plastic and permanent marker to take photos and measurements for my own records.

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    For pics of the actual fish you can take one directly from above and one from each side, if the pond water is murky as Craig says above use some sort of bowl and dechlorinate some water to put in it to give a crystal clear picture Selling Koi


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    Also if you can put up where abouts in the country you are it would save some time


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    I wouldnt be catching them up this time of year as it would be stressfull,zoom in with a few pictures and put on here with approx size and say where you are and you havnt got any plastic bags for transport or oxygen,
    You wont get much money so open to offers and see how you get on.
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    If you can take a couple of general pics of the fish in the pond from above and post them here, we can give you an idea whether these are likely to be saleable or not (in which case offered free to a good home is your best option).

    If you're wanting to get a good price for decent quality fish then a good photo from above in a blue bowl is the way to do it, with a measurement. But if you don't know how old the fish are and who the breeder was then there is very little money to be made selling second hand koi.

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    Thank you for all of your advice! We are in South Cambridgeshire. I don't know the age or the breeder of the fish, and would be open to offers for them. Most important is that they go to a good home and all go together so we can close the pond. We also have all the pond equipment to sell, but that will need to go after the fish. The water is clear, so I will try to take some photos today. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walker83 View Post
    Thank you for all of your advice! We are in South Cambridgeshire. I don't know the age or the breeder of the fish, and would be open to offers for them. Most important is that they go to a good home and all go together so we can close the pond. We also have all the pond equipment to sell, but that will need to go after the fish. The water is clear, so I will try to take some photos today. Thanks again!
    I would seriously rethink advertising them to all go together- very few people have room in their pond to take on that number of fish in one go, and if they did their filters would not be mature enough to cope with such a sudden increase in fish numbers.

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    Hi i live just outside cambridge cb231nd if you have not got sorted i could call round and give some advise ??
    i also have a large bowl and nets give me a tel 01223/874508 mel

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