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Old 01-26-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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Can you believe people used to flush their fish...

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That's wild! They even have the fish intubated and on a respirator! I've read that koi are sometimes treated in Japan by surgeons. It makes sense when you consider that a koi can live for 30+ years and that some varieties are worth $400 US and up. I wonder if they sell fish health insurance?
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I'm really curious how intubating a fish works...never thought about it as an option...
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i really liked that, thanks for sharing
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Thats amazing.. 8O

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It makes sense when you consider that a koi can live for 30+ years and that some varieties are worth $400 US and up.
Over here I have seen koi go for $8000AUD +
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That's incredible!
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It is pretty common in keeping some of the larger puffer fish that you might have to do some dentistry. It is recommended to use a little bit of clove oil in water and wait until the fish stops swimming. Then just clip his teeth.
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Several years ago I read that a Pinecone koi set the record price for 1 fish It was many thousand of dollars!! Can't remember how much, but it was a staggering amount. Neat thing ,it was raised in California
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