Adachi speaks to Village Rotary about koi
Last updated 9/4/2008 at Noon
FALLBROOK — At a recent meeting of Fallbrook Village Rotary, Takimi Adachi of California Koi Farms spoke on the subject of koi. He reviewed the history of the fish, how it was saved by a few breeders in Japan during World War II, then purchased in the Hawaiian Islands, and from there made their way to the mainland.
Adachi explained what makes a koi valuable: color, symmetry of the coloration and size. Farming koi is labor intensive, he said. At various stages of a koi’s life, Adachi said, each fish must be examined closely to determine their ultimate salability and only the best remain...