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Thread: Kristine's Eastern Showa Grow-Out

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    Kristine's Eastern Showa Grow-Out

    Koi Info
    Koi 42 size when recieved: 9.75
    Koi 6 size when recieved: 8.25

    Koi 42 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 15"
    Koi 6 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 13.5"


    Koi 42 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 16.75
    Koi 6 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 14.75


    Pond temp when received: 72
    Pond temp at 6 month photo:
    Pond temp at final photo: 70

    Pond Info
    Gallons: 2500
    Stocking rate: 12 koi (44 pounds)
    Filtration: 250 gal vortex, Japanese Mat mechanical filter, 13,000 bio-ball bio in shower
    Liner Type: 45mil
    Turnover rate: 1.75
    Dimensions: 8x12x4.5
    Water changes per week:
    Amount of water changed %: 20

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed: Summer: Mix of 50% Ogata Special regular w/ 50% Ogata Silk Power
    Silkworm Pupae treats will be fed August and Sept.
    Fall and Spring: Ogata Wheat Germ
    Jan/Feb: Usually no feeding with temps under 55
    06/28/09 update food info: Discontinued feeding Jan, Feb, March. Fed 3-4 times per week in April with Hikari Saki multiseason.

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    Years in hobby:
    Years buying show koi:
    Zone:
    State: CA

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    Koi 2 sex guess when received:

    Koi 1 name:
    Koi 2 name:

    Koi 42 measured 16.75" on 06/28/09


    Koi 6 Measures 14.75" on 06/28/09
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Kristine's Eastern Showa Grow-Out-showa-24.jpg   Kristine's Eastern Showa Grow-Out-showa-6.jpg  
    Last edited by Kristine; 06-28-2009 at 11:04 PM. Reason: Added photos taken 06/28/09

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    I'll try to get some better photos later but here is an update on the two Eastern Ogata showas.
    My first pick measured right at 15" and I took a photo showing how the sumi is developing. The sumi is right at the joint on the right pec so I hope it will balance out.
    My second pick measured 13-1/2".
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Kristine's Eastern Showa Grow-Out-eastern-grow-out-showa1.jpg   Kristine's Eastern Showa Grow-Out-showa-sumi.jpg   Kristine's Eastern Showa Grow-Out-ogata-showa1.jpg   Kristine's Eastern Showa Grow-Out-eastern-showa-pick-2.jpg  
    Last edited by Kristine; 06-28-2009 at 11:03 PM. Reason: These were the photos from Oct 2008 -

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    your fish have both turned out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darion6 View Post
    your fish have both turned out great.
    Thanks Darion!
    All the showas in this grow-out are developing very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine View Post
    I'll try to get some better photos later but here is an update on the two Eastern Ogata showas.
    My first pick measured right at 15" and I took a photo showing how the sumi is developing. The sumi is right at the joint on the right pec so I hope it will balance out.
    My second pick measured 13-1/2".
    Damn Kristine, your showa's look really good... Love the first one, the sumi is coming along very nice, thick and laquer like.. excellent growth rates

    You go girl !!!!

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    Simply awesome.

    Great fish from Eastern, and you've got a real winner there Kristine!

    Nice balanced pattern, great looking body... nice

    Grant

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    Bautiful Beautiful! both of them!
    your 2 step was high on my pick list, nice to see it is coming along so well!

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    hope my growout develops the sumi like yours....good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy M. View Post
    Damn Kristine, your showa's look really good... Love the first one, the sumi is coming along very nice, thick and laquer like.. excellent growth rates

    You go girl !!!!
    Thanks Nancy! Iím very happy with both of them, especially the one with the heavy sumi and the way it wraps around.

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    Nice fish. Especially the first one.

    Well done.
    _____
    Don

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