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Adachi speaks to Village Rotary about koi


Last updated 9/4/2008 at Noon

Fallbrook Village Rotarian Bob Butler (left), Takimi Adachi of California Koi Farms (center) and Rotarian Manny Gratz.

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...

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