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Thread: Koiczar's growout form

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    Koiczar's growout form

    Koi Info
    Koi 1 size when recieved: 6.5"
    Koi 2 size when recieved: 6.75"
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    Koi 1 size between 6/1/08 and 7/1/08: STILL 6 1/2"
    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:44F
    Pond temp at 6 month photo:76F
    Pond temp at final photo:

    Pond Info
    Gallons: Q-Tank = 1250gal/Main Pond 9800gal
    Stocking rate: Q-Tank = 6 fish/Main Pond 23 fish
    Filtration:Main = Ultima 20000/mech filter + 2 chamber mech/bio system
    Liner Type:Main=Gunite/QT=liner
    Turnover rate: Main=1:1.5hrs/QT=40min.
    Dimensions: Main = Freeform L shape: approx. 41'length X Avg. 10' W X 3-5' depth
    Water changes per week: 1in winter/2 in summer
    Amount of water changed %:10-15%

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed: OSI Growth all year/Add HiSilk in summer above 70F

    Owner Info
    Years in hobby: 43
    Years buying show koi: 10
    Zone:10
    State:California

    Fun Stuff
    Koi 1 sex guess when received: Female
    Koi 2 sex guess when received: XX
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    Koi 1 name: Tennessee Tuxedo
    Koi 2 name: Willy(deceased)
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    I posted the pics of the fish upon arrival. I would have posted individual pics, but like a dummy, I didn't check the quality of the photos before releasing them into the q-tank and they were very blurry. These two photos show a clean shot of both together. One hasn't changed much from the original photos done by Shawn, but the other has changed a bit. The sumi has come up more on the nose and the shiroji on the back half has become cleaner and brighter. I think T.T. as she will be called for short (Tennessee Tuxedo) is going to finish faster than Willy (Free Willy), as I think it will look more like a killer whale than a Shiro (LOL) is going to. Just my guess, but right now, I'm really liking both but my fave has to be T.T.!

    If your browser works like mine did, click on the photos again once loaded to enlarge and then click a third time to enlarge more. Hope it works.

    Mike

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    Nice choices, Mike. I like TT best but once Willy starts strutting his stuff, you might be surprised.

    Is your pond a retro pool? It sounds huge.

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    Remember, Tennessee Tuxedo will not fail!! And hopefully Will will not free himself!

    Very nice picks! Looking forward to seeing how they change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntry View Post
    Nice choices, Mike. I like TT best but once Willy starts strutting his stuff, you might be surprised.

    Is your pond a retro pool? It sounds huge.
    Yes, it's just short of 10k gallons. Here's a pic of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoiCCAPW View Post
    Remember, Tennessee Tuxedo will not fail!! And hopefully Will will not free himself!

    Very nice picks! Looking forward to seeing how they change.
    Hi Barb,

    Thanks! Yeah, short of "jumping out" I actually hope he frees up his color to show off what's underneath.Time will tell. I really thought it was a female when I first picked it, but IF you can judge ANYTHING by the pecs, it probably is a male! If it is a girl, then I'll change the name to Wilhemena - LOL/JK

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by koiczar View Post
    Yes, it's just short of 10k gallons. Here's a pic of it
    Mike,
    Nice pond. I like the looks and the greens around it.
    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspotmc View Post
    Mike,
    Nice pond. I like the looks and the greens around it.
    Michael
    Thanks Michael. Maybe next time you're up this way you can pay a visit.

    Mike

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    Hi Mike,,, I liked Willy (#16).... and I still like her/him ♪.

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    Thanks Junichi. Yeah, I think this fish has some promise. Now, just up to me to bring out it's best.

    Mike

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