FREE Koi to good home

Discussion in 'Fish for sale or trade' started by Neville, Aug 9, 2013.

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    Haha and shame at the same time re. the cormorant. Would be a catch 22 for me as I love birds too. Would consider breeding fish to feed them if my pond was big enough for a cormorant to even notice... lol. I'll stick to feeding the sunbirds for now.

    Spoke to Danja's hubby and he's very strick about not taking any fish in from "outside" due to the risk of it bringing along any desease that could wipe out his Koi breeding stock. So no, they don't want it either.

    When I get time, I'll repost it on TASA for a wider audience. I suppose Winter is not the best time to be moving Koi anyway and most people are waiting for warmer weather to work on their ponds and its stock. He'll be fine in his little home until then.
     
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    OK I have two friends that will probably be happy to take him, it's just how it gets there one in Const the other in Bishops Court..?

    They are both busy folk, but have nice deep ponds..
     
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    That's good news. I'm willing to take the fish to them but need advice on how to transport. I have a 40L bucket that it MIGHT fit into but will have to check tonight.
    Does one float large fish like this? I certainly don't have a bag big enough...?

    PS - Over a weekend sometime. Also busy person myself, especially during the week.
     
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    ok cool, I will speak with them. Managing big fish transport would not be there thing as well. Just trying to work out how much time the operation would take fish container size wise. Ideally it would be best to bag the fish with air, but I'm sure one of those 60L black containers with a little battery air pump would work, let's see what Azurekoi has to say..


    ot that they would be Ca
     
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    I have battery airpumps. I don't have 60L containers though.
     
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    a 40L might be tight, not that your fish is not use to this ;D, just remind me on the exact fish size 450mm ?
     
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    Unfortunately due to disease risk we cannot take in any fish ... try Gumtree or APSA Classifieds ? ???
     
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    Yip, thx Danja. I understand. Spoke to your hubby 2 weeks ago, hence this post :)

    Yeah, approximately. I will go check the size of my 40L bucket tonight and size it and the fish up next to each other. If he has to swim in circles for 30-40 mins during a drive from Durbanville to Constantia side, I'm sure he will be ok unless he is completely folded in half.
     
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    Not half a bad idea...
     
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    We may have some XL bags we use for koi transport, if you don't come right, just PM me or ask Neil ;D
    I have used "Miss Molly" plastic tubs to transport fish too before
     
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    Thx Danja. Let's see what feedback Trevor gets from his friends and if they actually want the fish. Maybe they can help with a container or such like if they're interested...
     
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    Go to your nearest koi shop and buy two of their largest koi bags so you can "double bag" it... just enough water in to cover the fish.... trap air or use small airpump to inflate...tie off with rubber bands - pace in cardboard box and DRIVE!!

    Dont feed for a day or two before this - less ammonia in bag.... You got bout an hour and a half extremely safely like that - take the battery operated airpump along if you gonna take longer...

    When transporting large koi - place the box lengthwise in the car - that prevents them banging their noses if you have to make a quick stop...
     
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    Cool, thx for that.
     

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