Charles - the Koi are too boney to eat, :xx unless you're a heron or a cat. :reyes A Carp is a Carp, no matter the paint
job. :wink And they aren't endangered, just loved. I hate to lose any, and it's rare that we do, but if we do, we get more. If we get rid of the Spotted Owl, we also will get rid of the forest, because we can. Like the Passenger Pigeon. :sad They are gone, never to be seen again, but I understand they were good eating while they lasted.