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Thread: PapaBear's Growout Form

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    Daihonmei PapaBear's Avatar
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    I'm with you on the video's, but the one I was trying to shoot didn't turn out. 2 cameras, and neither one of them happy about being COLD while shooting pictures and especially not video. Frosty fingers and a frosty camera good vids do not make

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    To make it easier to see...

    ...without going back to the first page that is...

    Selection Picture on picking day.
    Koi picked at #11 in the first round.


    Koi Info

    Koi 1 size when received, Jan 30, 2008: 7" (more photo's in post 20)


    Koi 1 size between 6/1/08 and 7/1/08: 12" (more photo's in post 64)



    Koi 1 size between 2/1/09 and 3/1/09: 15.5" (more photos in post 79)


    Pond temp when received: 40 deg F
    11-51 will begin life indoors in QT due to cold winter water in outside pond where it will remain until pond temp reaches at least 55-60deg. Indoor tank will be at 68F.
    ADDITIONAL INFO ON QT.
    Ph 7.8 Kh 100 Gh 180

    Pond temp at 6 month photo: 76 deg F
    Pond temp at final photo: 52 deg F

    Pond Info
    Gallons: 6,000g + filtration and stream bed
    Stocking rate: Before grow out, 20 Koi from 10"-20".
    Filtration: Vortex settlement, Moving bed, Showers, Towers.
    Liner Type: EPDM
    Turnover rate: 8500gph summer, 3500gph winter.
    Dimensions:
    Water changes per week: Seasonally variable 1-4.
    Amount of water changed %: Seasonally variable 5-20%

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed: Ray Abell Floating Wheat, High Protein, Mazuri Platinum Wheat. Also fresh veggies, crustaceans, etc... as treats.

    Owner Info
    Years in hobby: 4 (now 5)
    Years buying show koi: 1
    Zone: 7
    State: Oklahoma

    Fun Stuff
    Koi 1 sex guess when received: My guess Female, Marion's guess Male...
    Koi 1 name: Aria Fifty One (11-51 technically speaking)
    Koi 1 Sex guess on 3/1/2009 Still not certain. Koi is sexually immature, no eggs, no milt. Gills and fins indicative of female but vent has more of a male look to it. Either that or not developed fully enough yet.
    Larry Iles
    Oklahoma

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    Daihonmei PapaBear's Avatar
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    Encouraging news on pinning down Aria 51's sex...

    We have had EIGHT females spawn this week

    A certain Omosako Shiro (who is looking rather "plump" these days, is completely ignoring the spawning females whilst every male in the pond has been happily attending to them. 51 just swims around on the other side of the pond grazing on fresh eggs

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    Female!

    That's great news. I'll look forward to seeing photos of this fish at the end of the year.

    The Pond Digger

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    Was checking out your Omosako Papabear, Your koi does seem to lighten up and darken up again keeping pretty much is pretty basic pattern some what.

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