January 20, 2005

$10,000 Koi Fish... Fact or Fiction?

It was great to see some of you at last weeks Koi Show here in
Ft. Lauderdale!

For those of you couldn't make it (most of you reading this are
probably freezing your fins off up North) -- we took lots of
pictures to share with you...

So keep a look out later this week for some pictures from the
show. You'll see our booth, some pictures of Jenna and I, and
most importantly -- some *AMAZING FISH!*

For those of you who have never been to a KOI show, and seen what
a prize KOI fish looks like - you're in for a real treat! Some
of these fish are valued at up to $10,000 - and you'll see why
when you see the pictures...

Now you may be thinking 'Anyone who spends $10,000 on a fish
should have his head examined' but I assure you the boy's in
white coats won't be coming anytime soon.

In fact -- a prize show koi from Japan recently sold for $68,000
(Really puts things in perspective doesn't it?) Now that $3000
Aquabead filter system doesn't sound quite so expensive ;-)
There was even a guy from the Cayman's at the show who
apparently brokered a deal for over $150,000 worth of new KOI to
replace his 'lost collection' from the recent hurricanes.

At any rate, we've got some great pictures to share with you --
and I even recorded a series of short videos with some 'live'
footage of a real Koi Show judge, explaining some of the things
he looks for in when judging a Koi at a show..

So look for an email from us over the weekend, you'll enjoy
seeing the pictures.

That's all for now,

Happy Pondkeeping!

Brett Fogle
MacArthur Water Gardens

Posted by bfogle at January 20, 2005 08:23 AM