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Thread: Has anyone done cosmetic surgery to their koi?

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    Oyagoi Ethan25's Avatar
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    Has anyone done cosmetic surgery to their koi?

    removed more than a shimmy?
    adjusted a tancho spot?

    ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan25 View Post
    removed more than a shimmy?
    adjusted a tancho spot?

    ???
    Yes.
    I never have, but plenty have and do all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    Yes.
    I never have, but plenty have and do all the time.



    I bet some here have....as well as the other boards...

    fess up!


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    There are a couple of reasonably detailed instructional threads on the topic on the Malaysian Forum. If you are interested in the "how to" that is where I'd look first. I doubt you'll get many responses here beyond minor "juicing" for blemish removal, and those threads are available if you care to look them up.

    I seriously doubt anyone here does any scalpel work. Too easy for a judge with a sharp eye to spot and out of character for the typical 'Bito member to try to carve a show pattern.

    One of the Malaysian forum threads is particularly good and revolved around beautifying the Koi for the owners education and personal viewing enjoyment. He wasn't trying to manufacture a show pattern.
    Larry Iles
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    Ethan, are you bored or what.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gofish View Post
    Ethan, are you bored or what.


    Marc

    Nah, just curious if anyone had done any work to their tancho spots before.


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    Ethan has
    What shape is it now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pskorf View Post
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    What shape is it now?
    :-)

    a heart. My wife bought a "tancho" she thought was cute. The spot wasn't a good tancho spot, so I decided to clean it up.

    I am curious who else has done this?

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    This fish I did the adjustment on was one I was planning on holding onto and not showing. It has bad ginrin, and is most likely male, and my wife liked the heart pattern.

    I do understand that adjusted patterns are not allowed in showing.

    But has anyone done this with one that they intend to keep at home? I have tried removing a shimi before, but it didn't come off.

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    I don't see this as being something many of the members here wanting to answer , one way or the other .

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