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Thread: Smithvillemike's Shiro Utsuri Data

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    Smithvillemike's Shiro Utsuri Data

    This was my second and final pick at number 81. I picked koi # 40.

    Here you will be able to follow the progress of this particular koi. I really think she will suprise people with how she turns out. I can't wait to get her home and in her own pond to play.



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    Lucky Koi #13

    My First pick at position number 67. I'm calling her lucky since he/she was koi number 13. I picked this koi because:

    1. the head has both black and white
    2. I like the hitomoji on the face
    3. It has nose sumi
    4. It shows what I think to be nice kage sumi
    5. the ozutsu has both black and white for balance
    6. But most of all, because I think it will be a "purdy fish".




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    Growout over view.

    Koi Info
    Koi 1 size when received: 6-1/8"
    Koi 2 size when received: 6-1/2"

    Koi 1 size between 6/1/08 and 7/1/08:
    Koi 2 size between 6/1/08 and 7/1/08: deceased

    Koi 1 size between 2/1/09 and 3/1/09:
    Koi 2 size between 2/1/09 and 3/1/09:

    Pond temp when received:
    Pond temp at 6 month photo:
    Pond temp at final photo:

    Pond Info
    Gallons: 4,000
    Stocking rate: 5 koi range from 6" to 14"
    Filtration: Nexus Eazy200
    Liner Type: EPDM
    Turnover rate: 2300gph
    Dimensions: 12x10x5
    Water changes per week: 1
    Amount of water changed %: 10-15%

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed: Saki-Hikari Growth Food mixed with EA One. Saki-Hikari Wheat Germ in the winter.
    Supplements: Silkworm pupae and krill every 4th feeding, and Ray's secret paste receipe.

    Owner Info
    Years in hobby: 5
    Years buying show koi: 0
    Zone: 8
    State: the great state of TEXAS

    Fun Stuff
    Koi 1 sex guess when received: Female
    Koi 2 sex guess when received: Female
    Koi 1 name: 幸運 (Lucky) 67-13
    Koi 2 name: 黒い夢 (Black Dreams) 81-40
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    I almost threw the dice with 40

    When I looked over the list in my "brainstorming" predictions.....I thought 40 had potential with a suprise element written all over it....It has flaws now but to me it seems there may be a giant suprise in that future pattern..I like the body as it seems well-balanced, I'm guessing a female.....#40 will be fun to see develop...I will be watching 40 closely.

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    Mike,

    Some change to the kids.................

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    Here are updated pictures of my Shiro Lucky. Pick 67 koi 13. As you can see she isn't doing much yet, but she is healthy.



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    Black Dreams Pick # 83 Koi#40

    Here is Black Dreams taken on Mar 28th. As you can see there is significant change on this guy. If the middle just adds a little sumi I will be a happy camper.


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    Mike your BlackDreams is already an eye pleaser!
    I vey much like it thus far

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    Thanks Meg

    He does seem to be going through quite the transformation. I have no idea what he will look like in a year, but I'm sure it will be good.

    Mike

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    You should see her today....................

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