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@Bushboy Me too mate...............eyes and ears gone too for me :rolleyes-38: Yesterday, guy stopped me and asked me what type of m43 camera I was using. First I asked him to speak up as I'd forgotten my hearing aid, then I couldn't remember which body I was using, the E M5 or E M10 so I held it up for him to look at as I'd forgotten my glasses :blush: I think I'm ready for the knacker's yard! :laugh1:
 

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Feeding the Koi [common carp] - Seminyak - Bali - 2018-14 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

No filter and the lens was too slow but I still like this shot of the Koi or common carp in the fish pond of the Mayaloka Villas in Seminyak. They where expecting to be fed it seems going by their behaviour.

We visited Bali in October 2018.
 
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We've had a bug going around and I was not able to get out to shoot anywhere. So I took a picture of our white Betta in our fish tank with off camera flash. He's a pretty boy and I plan to get some better shots soon.

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Koi are considered No1 enemy in this part of the world Harvey.
Absolutely not allowed in captivity.
We have some in the wild and they get netted for bait, shot at by bow fishers. These koi are spawning I’d say. So pretty, so invasive.
WOW! Over in the UK they are very expensive to buy/keep.
 
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Koi are considered No1 enemy in this part of the world Harvey.
Absolutely not allowed in captivity.
We have some in the wild and they get netted for bait, shot at by bow fishers. These koi are spawning I’d say. So pretty, so invasive.
Some of these are close to 3' long. These monsters are in a drainage pond. There is no outlet, and nowhere to go if they got free. There is only 1 other "body" of water, and it is often dry by the end of the summer. As a bonus though, the herons, osprey and cormorants seem to like the pond and it's inhabitants.
 

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They told us, that the eggs can float free and stick to a birds legs, and be spread that way.
There is a koi carp hotline number to report any sightings.
I’ve seen them up to and probably over 25kgs.
 

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They told us, that the eggs can float free and stick to a birds legs, and be spread that way.
There is a koi carp hotline number to report any sightings.
I’ve seen them up to and probably over 25kgs.
I think you folks are getting ornamental koi mixed up with invasive carp.
Ornamental koi are Cyprinus rubrofuscus. Fishbase says their max length is 28 cm, which is about 11 in. Not likely to be 25 kg.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi
https://www.fishbase.se/summary/59920

On the other hand, the invasive carp that do get really big are different species entirely. See the linked article.
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasive-carp/index.html
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/asian-carp

I think it's worth noting some of those species were deliberately introduced for aquaculture purposes then got loose into the wild, where they are causing havoc. As with most invasive species, we did it to ourselves. "We have met the enemy, and he is us." - Pogo.

We should know. Hawaii is probably the invasive species capitol of the world! :-(

I'm a biologist, so I felt I had to set this straight. :)
 

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I've seen koi at least 25 kg.
Actually, I'm pretty sure they were bigger than this, but I don't want to be accused of fishing exaggeration. 😂
Auckland NZ.
Chelsea sugar factory pond and even bigger from close range, at a park by the zoo.
I am better than average at estimating fish size. I thought they were easily around 30 kg.... koi
 

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I think you folks are getting ornamental koi mixed up with invasive carp.
Ornamental koi are Cyprinus rubrofuscus. Fishbase says their max length is 28 cm, which is about 11 in. Not likely to be 25 kg.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi
https://www.fishbase.se/summary/59920
Actually, they can grow to over 3ft. I used to work at an ornamental fish garden/aquarium/seller and have personally sold them at 20 inch.

Not a koi but this was one of my biggest fish at 22 inch

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Monoculus Peacock Bass (Cichla monoculus) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr

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Monoculus Peacock Bass (Cichla monoculus) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr

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Monoculus Peacock Bass (Cichla monoculus) by Kevin Dickinson, on Flickr
 

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I've seen koi at least 25 kg.
Actually, I'm pretty sure they were bigger than this, but I don't want to be accused of fishing exaggeration. 😂
Auckland NZ.
Chelsea sugar factory pond and even bigger from close range, at a park by the zoo.
I am better than average at estimating fish size. I thought they were easily around 30 kg.... koi
Well, apparently they can grow bigger, but I'll have to see some evidence. :)
https://koistory.com/blog/worlds-biggest-koi-fish
 
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I think you folks are getting ornamental koi mixed up with invasive carp.
Ornamental koi are Cyprinus rubrofuscus. Fishbase says their max length is 28 cm, which is about 11 in. Not likely to be 25 kg.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi
https://www.fishbase.se/summary/59920

On the other hand, the invasive carp that do get really big are different species entirely. See the linked article.
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasive-carp/index.html
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/asian-carp

I think it's worth noting some of those species were deliberately introduced for aquaculture purposes then got loose into the wild, where they are causing havoc. As with most invasive species, we did it to ourselves. "We have met the enemy, and he is us." - Pogo.

We should know. Hawaii is probably the invasive species capitol of the world! :-(

I'm a biologist, so I felt I had to set this straight. :)
Good to have that info.
We had a carp infestation here, and a massive clean up effort. Worked well in one of our highland lakes.
Hawaii! Returning home I bought a little book on Hawaiian birds after wowing at so many beauties I'd seen. Book was full of imports, and more. Felt deflated and like throwing the book out the window. Except you can't do that in a plane 😋
 

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