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I was big into 'Nishikigoi' Show quality that can cost thousands each!

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    Default I was big into 'Nishikigoi' Show quality that can cost thousands each!

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    These were my prize winning koi!
    Some of which were over 3 ft long!

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    This was my Grand Champion koi at the Cherry Blossom festival in Japan Town, San Francisco, California. And when I won the prize, someone offered me 10 Grand for the fish and the throphy, but I didn't sell.

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    This was a runner up Grand Champion 36 1/2", bought it for $1200, then someone wanted to buy it (after it won), for $8,000 .. again, I didn't sell.

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    These ARE my most prized throphies... I still have them in boxes. ...LOL!
    Unfortunately, I had to leave about $50,000 worth of Nishikigoi in California! Sniff! Can you imagine how many orchids I can buy for that?

    So you see orchid lovers. For me ORCHIDS ARE CHEAP, compared to these! LOL!

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    Congrats! I used to do tropical fish from age to age 47. I converted my tank to orchidariums a few years ago.

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    Wow. I didn't realize how expensive the fish hobby could be. haha.. I just have catfish in my pond.

    cheers,
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    Congrats on the awards. Each hobby has its peak of madness and looks like you have climbed the peak for Koi

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    I love your Koi. Sorry you had to leave them behind. They were gorgeous little things. I wince when I walk past the koi pond at my garden store where they are advertised for $300 each. I think I would have fainted walking past yours.

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