Thanks for the info!
Bill- I have not seen them yet but I was planning on keeping them in our backup tank until I am sure they are healthy, I will PM you if I see anything funny I cant identify =) I am thinking it might be better to get some larger fish from a breeder (or other APer). I was just curious if I could make it work since I need more fish and they offered. Makes me nervous that this is the time of year when problems occur and the pond was discribed as "on the property when they purchased the house and they dont want the koi". We eat out of this system, want to keep it as healthy as possible.
Tom- I will check them out! I visit my parents in Roseville often.
Thanks again for your time answering questions, I really appriciate it!