CORVALLIS, Ore. – Call him the koi doctor. An ichthyologist a la koi. The koi keeper’s confidant.
His patients are living works of art – brilliantly painted Picassos that swim in elaborate ponds and fetch up to $70,000 apiece. When disease strikes, the fallout can be disastrous, costing koi keepers in Oregon and around the world hundreds of thousands of dollars.