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    4Texas Showa Growout thread

    Koi Info
    Koi 1 size when recieved:

    Koi 2 size when recieved:
    Koi 3 size when recieved:

    Koi 1 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08:
    Koi 2 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08:
    Koi 3 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08:

    Koi 1 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:
    Koi 2 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:
    Koi 3 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:

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

    Pond Info
    Gallons:
    Stocking rate:
    Filtration:
    Liner Type:
    Turnover rate:
    Dimensions:
    Water changes per week:
    Amount of water changed %:

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed:

    Owner Info
    Years in hobby:
    Years buying show koi:
    Zone:
    State:

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    Koi 2 sex guess when received:
    Koi 3 sex guess when received:
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    [quote=jnorth;117238]Koi Info
    Koi 1 size when recieved:#9 (9.5")
    Koi 2 size when recieved:#80 (10")
    Koi 3 size when recieved:#25 (9")

    Koi 1 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16
    Koi 2 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16
    Koi 3 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 15.5

    Koi 1 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 19.5
    Koi 2 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 20
    Koi 3 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 18.5

    Pond temp when received:80 degree
    Pond temp at 6 month photo:73 degree
    Pond temp at final photo:86 degree

    Pond Info
    Gallons:7,000
    Stocking rate:30
    Filtration:Settlement Chamber W/ Multichamber Filter
    Liner Type:
    Turnover rate:
    Dimensions:
    Water changes per week:1 a week
    Amount of water changed %: 5% - 10%

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed: Kenko Pro, Spirillini, Krill.
    Switch 1/2009 feed: Hi-Silk 21, Ea Show, Hikari Growth
    Owner Info
    Years in hobby:5
    Years buying show koi:2
    Zone:Houston
    State:Texas

    Fun Stuff
    Koi 1 sex guess when received:Female
    Koi 2 sex guess when received:Male
    Koi 3 sex guess when received:Female
    Koi 1 name:Patches
    Koi 2 name:Bob
    Koi 3 name:Lucky
    Last edited by 4TEXAS; 06-30-2009 at 12:40 PM. Reason: update

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    koi eating algae

    I need some help in understanding my koi. I have a 7,000 gal pond about 2 month old with about 30 kois 16" to 28". Pond doing great and bottom algae growing out very fast. About a week ago my koi started eating all the bottom algae up at a very fast rate, now they are starting eating them of the walls. I know it's not harmful to them, but it's killing my skimmer with left over algae and I'm cleaning out my skimmer filter everyday. I have also increased my koi feeding to 4 to 5 times a day. Anyone have any ideas please let me know?

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    I believe fish eating algae is a good thing. Very good for there health, color, growth, etc.

    The excess you have is not created by the fish eating. A new pond can produce a lot of algae for the first year and maybe the second. Cutting back on the feedings is suppose to help, but who wants to do that. Just do like a lot of us and dip it out, clean the skimmers and the filters. In a couple of years you'll be set.

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    Tom, where are the pics of your showa growout?

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    Sorry, for the late reply, was out of town on vacation with the kids. Camera not working, but working on getting a new camera to send in pictures.

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    Sorry for the delay Flounder, here are my koi's pictures. I'm sorry for the mistake, but after re-reading my thread I made a type-o, the koi I wanted to replace for #31 was #52 not #25 my bad. I have attached pictures of #52, 9, 80 these are not current pictures, but taken 2 month ago out of QT don't know if I attached pic correctly oh well here goes nothing.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito52-1196.jpg   4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito09-1192.jpg   4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito801193.jpg  

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    [quote=4TEXAS;117273]
    Quote Originally Posted by jnorth View Post
    Koi Info
    Koi 1 size when recieved:#9 (9.5")
    Koi 2 size when recieved:#80 (10")
    Koi 3 size when recieved:#52 (9")

    Koi 1 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16"
    Koi 2 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16"
    Koi 3 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 15.5"

    Koi 1 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:
    Koi 2 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:
    Koi 3 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:

    Pond temp when received:80 degree
    Pond temp at 6 month photo: 73 degree
    Pond temp at final photo:

    Pond Info
    Gallons:7,000
    Stocking rate:30
    Filtration:Settlement Chamber W/ Multichamber Filter
    Liner Type:
    Turnover rate:
    Dimensions:
    Water changes per week:1 a week
    Amount of water changed %: 5% - 10%

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed: Kenko Pro, Spirillini, Krill

    Owner Info
    Years in hobby:5
    Years buying show koi:2
    Zone:Houston
    State:Texas

    Fun Stuff
    Koi 1 sex guess when received:Female
    Koi 2 sex guess when received:Male
    Koi 3 sex guess when received:Female
    Koi 1 name:Patches
    Koi 2 name:Bob
    Koi 3 name:Lucky

    Here are recent pictures of koi #9, 80, and 52. They have grown alot and special thanks to Ryan who helped me net them, measured them and took the pictures for me. I couldn't find my camera, hope that they can put on a few more inches before the weather gets any colder.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito9_10-18.jpg   4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito9_16in10-18.jpg   4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito52_10-18.jpg   4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito52_16_10-18.jpg   4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito80_10-18.jpg  

    4Texas Showa Growout thread-koibito80_15.5in_10-18.jpg  

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    That growth is awesome. I'm trying to an inch a month and here you go with 2 inch per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmungo View Post
    That growth is awesome. I'm trying to an inch a month and here you go with 2 inch per month.

    Thanks for the complement, but I learned from the best. I asked Ryan the secret to his grow out and he told me steroids and dog food, but to much may cause them to jump to high.

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