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Cassandra90 04-15-2011 12:16 AM

RIP Borris
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Well today I went over to the boss' house to take care of the his wife's Koi. They are in FL at their winter house so I have been taking care of all their Koi, which is kept in their basement during the winter then placed in their pond once it gets warm enough.

Well today I went over there, I heard them splashing when I started down the stairs, I was cleaning the filters, then went to feed them and Borris (my favorite) was swimming oddly. I tested the water, everything was good. But when I threw in the pellets I notice he wasn't able to grasp them he was almost like blind when going for the food, he would miss it. Then about ten minutes later he was belly up. So I buried him in her flower garden next to the pond. So he will still be with his friends.
Even though he wasn't my fish I grew fond of him and the others. I have cared for them every winter for the past 3 years. Borris was well over 2 feet long.

Here is a photo of a Koi that looks exactly like him.

Romad 04-15-2011 05:49 AM

Awwwwww..... sorry to hear about Borris. He sounds like an amazing fish at 2" long. How old was he?

RIP fishy.

amberjade 04-15-2011 06:27 AM

RIP Borris. Sounds like an amazing fish! 2 feet long - wow!
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Cassandra90 04-15-2011 09:25 AM

I am not to sure I would have to ask the boss' wife how old he was. He had to be over 3 years old.

konstargirl 04-18-2011 12:02 PM

Sorry to hear about Borris. I could imagine that he was a cute koi.

I thought Koi to live for a long time?

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