Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Georgia, United States
Posted Feb 24, 2013
First let me say that Koi are not for everyone. They require time, effort, $$$, and an excellent filtration system with ample pond size. If you have any sick fish the water should be exchanged at least every 6 weeks to maintain good bacteria and get rid of the bacteria that is affecting the fish. One of my favorite Koi is the Asagi. They are beautiful and although more shy than other varieties, when they are visible, they are glorious to watch. I recommend Koi for experts because they do require a lot of care. Our waterfall /pond had over 60 fish and about 15 varieties. It was a very unfortunate ending to the fish that I loved so much. We had tornadoes with lightning strikes and torrential rains. We are not sure whether our pond was hit with multiple lightning strikes or if the rains brought fertilizer and pesticides into our pond, but all 60+ of our fish were lost in a matter of a couple of days. These fish are not for the faint of heart when it comes to the cost and care they require. There were a number of ponds in our area affected as well. One of the breeders where we purchased our most expensive fish lost over 100 fish as well.
Blue Boy was my most social Asagi. He learned to come forward and take Cheerios from my hand. The color pattern of the Asagi varies some, but I prefer the blue sky color with red trim.