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    Species?

    Can someone tell me what kind of Koi this would be. My friend is moving very soon and wants to get rid of this Koi. If anyone knows what it is and is interested in purchasing it let me know. Thanks! Location is La Habra/Fullerton in California.
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    Sorry....that fish is not worth much. It's a very poor grade kohaku. And it breaks my heart to see any fish that big confined to a small aquarium. Koi need a minimum of 300 gallons each, with 1000 gallons each preferred. And a 1000 gallon minimum pond size. The best thing you could do for that fish is to give it to someone who has a pond for it. Keeping a fish like that in a tank is like keeping a Great Dane in a bathroom for his whole life.

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    This Koi is actually in a 550 gallon pond. Picture was taken when my friend was cleaning out his pond.

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    OK...so the thread was edited to remove the picture of the koi in a 55 gallon aquarium. Still....a 550 gallon pond is too small. But you didn't ask about that...you were asking about the value of the koi. You don't tell us how big it is but it looks like it might be around 18" or so at the most? The value for a pond grade koi such as that one all depends on who wants it. People tend to be in more of a koi-buying mood in the spring for some reason. But if he puts an ad in Craigs list, he might get as much as $100 for it. Not really likely he will get more than $50 though. Big pond grade koi looking for new homes are pretty common.

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    To actually answer the question....

    The species is, Cyprinus carpio koi.

    The variety is indeterminate but might have some kohaku in it.

    The value is what somebody is willing to pay.

    In my area if the fish is 16 or 18 inches or so, perhaps around $25 to $50.

    Some of my customers like those "steamed with ginger." Kinda bony for me...I'd rather have a tilapia.

    Brett

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    Well do you guys know if anyone is willing to adopt?

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    Your friend is in a horrible place to sell a low grade Koi. There are simply too many places nearby where a far better one can be had at a decent price, so Brett's 25-50 $$ price range is probably pretty close, if you can even find a buyer.

    Your best bet might be to find a Water Garden Club (not a Koi club) to find a potential buyer. They kill a lot of fish in their little rocky ponds so they're always in need of inexpensive replacements.

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    check with koi clubs in the area. you can find them listed by state at
    www.akca.org. There are many clubs in California.

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    i live in whittier and i know a fish store that is willing to adobt maybe. i am very close with them and take them my koi that out grow my ponds pm me for more information.

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    Thanks but Koi was sold today. Thanks everyone for all your help.

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