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PostSubject: A question from my Japanese breeder friend, please answer it   Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:06 pm

My Japanese breeder friend want me to ask the following question for him, because he is planning to export his koi to SA, but he want to find out the market status of SA first:

How much are you willing to pay for this koi?
+-11cm

R 0-00??
R50-00??
R100-00??
R 150-00???
R 200-00???
or more???



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PostSubject: Re: A question from my Japanese breeder friend, please answer it   Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:52 am

Dear Sas

An 11 cm good quality kohaku/Sanke from a known breeder in Japan goes for approximately R 400.00 at a dealership, but the reputation of the breeder in Japan and the reputation of the dealer plays a big role. A private individual will not get that amount and the hobbyist who goes for Japanese fish(at the much higher price) will only buy from reputable dealers. So it all depends on who is selling the fish and do the breeder in Japan has a good reputation. As you know, bloodlines are very important, especially with a small fish like this where you do not know how it is going to turn out. If you buy from for instance a well known breeder, you know that the bloodline will be good and you can normally rest assure that there will be no KHV problems. The further question would be, have the fish, or at least the batch that came into the country been tested properly for KHV in South Africa. This influence the price. So, if you as individual sell this fish for instance, you will probably only get approximately R 150.00.
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PostSubject: Re   Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:19 pm

To Admin:

Thanks for your comment.

Because i own 10% of a koi farm in Japan, so i am just thinking about maybe want to sell some in SA.
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