Fish issue, AGAIN- but not mine

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MonkeyZero, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca

    There is a koi dealer in town with cheap, but show quality koi.
    My friend bought some and stuck it in a fish bowl(the koi are 2-3 in long and there are 7, in a 2 gal bowl(she spent 30 bucks for the koi and bowl(the dealer was selling bowls!)). THe breeder says this is fine for the koi. I flipped out and told my friend not to buy, but no, she went and did it anyways.
    Should I report the breeder for giving bad advice?
    However, I want to add a few into my pond later. So what should I do. He is the only dealer in town with HIGH quality fish for a nice price

  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Um, I wouldn't report...

    If he has done it for years and still has show quality koi, then he must be doing something right with it.
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    If you think hes giving bad advice, then dont buy from him.

    I wouldnt report him, because I dont think he really did anything wrong. People have different opinions, and an educated buyer would have checked ahead of time, and not just taken the advice of ONE person.
  4. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Ok no reporting then.
    Its just a shocker that people would keep koi in bowls. I mean cant the get like a $20 pool at least? ugh
  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Unfortunately, sometimes it is all about making a sale. A good salesman tells you what you want to hear.
    You are just one of the smart ones Monkey
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2009

  6. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Massena, NY
    I would print out a bunch of info on koi and present it to the dude and your friend.
    Bowls are for candy or flowers, not fish.
    Koi NEED 1000 gallons for the first koi and an additional 100 gallons per additional koi.
    The koi are gonna suffocate and die in those bowls.
  7. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I said to him koi need 3000 gallons.
    I will find some care sheets though
    Do you think my friends koi will be ok in a small pool? its about 100-200 gallons. I'll let her use it until she figures out what to do.
  8. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Massena, NY
    They should be ok aslong as you can provide filtration and frequent water changes.
  9. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    Oh yeah, KOI of all fish will be fine in bowls! /sarcasm. [​IMG]

    If you have fresh water draining in constantly... [​IMG]

  10. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Quote:PetSmart will sell no more than one Koi to someone with a 90-gallon pond, so I fault your friend for not doing research and finding out how Koi should be kept before trusting just the person selling them...
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009

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