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    Critique wanted

    Any thoughts on this one. Good, bad, ugly. This is a female nisai chagoi from marusei 55cm (22 inches).
    Sorry can't get photo too upload.

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    Bad, it's invisble & won't do well in a show!

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    One more pic.

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    Better picture.

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    it's a chag...typical body for the type and nice pecs.

    make sure the fish isn't missing any scales and the head is clean.

    otherwise, it's a personal preference as to the color.

    i like a more root beer color myself.

    btw, the aka matsuba looks nice also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azngopher View Post
    it's a chag...typical body for the type and nice pecs.

    make sure the fish isn't missing any scales and the head is clean.

    otherwise, it's a personal preference as to the color.

    i like a more root beer color myself.

    btw, the aka matsuba looks nice also.

    agree on both counts. The body looks fine with the chagoi. feed it lots and let it swim and you will be pleased.

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    FORGET THE ROOT BEER!...you can get it by the case at any grocery.

    If she is truly the khaki-green that shows on my screen, you'll not be finding her in every backyard breeder's sale tank. She has the genes on which Marusei built its reputation for Chagoi. But, don't get her unless you have pond space to raise her to 90cm. Check out the video posted a few weeks ago showing big gals. She can be one of them. Her beauty will depend on keeping her free of any scars, which means you must limit handling and eliminate risk factors in the pond.

    I'll not comment on price range. Value in koi is a matter of opinion. IMO, she is of higher value than the others in the tub. But, then, I'd not use pond space on them any way.

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    interesting comment Mike abouit Pond space. I have such a teeny pond that I always have had to pick and choose to keep things in proper balance.

    While I've never had a chagoi before, I think for this one I could make one of my Shiro's disappear. (poof!) There was one I found at Kodamas for a friend last year that was Sansei and a peach color, really beautiful that got me thinking about them. My Koi Kichii just got one from Marusei last month. When I come visit, it's the first koi I check on, much to his chagrin.......
    Dick Benbow

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    Dick, no matter the size of the pond, doesn't there always end up being a space issue? I've been pretty good sticking to my self-imposed limit. No fish can go in without one leaving. It has become very difficult to bring a koi home, because all I have are enjoyed. I am getting better exercising some will power. If there isn't sufficient space for the fish to develop, then it is a waste of the money and effort. Rather than guaranteeing the koi is ruined, it is better it go live elsewhere. There is nothing so disappointing as a failed koi in which years have been invested. Sometimes I make myself think about what my pond cost on a per koi kept basis. That can overcome reluctance to spend for a better fish, but it mainly convinces that a "cute" fish is not worth the space.

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