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    Nisai
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    Tell me what you think of my koi.

    1. Showa Female from Suzusei Koi Farm. (18in)
    2. Sanke Male 19in (I forgot where it was from)

    I've noticed the showa changed colors a bit. The sumi in the pectoral fins are gone and the sumi in the second spot (near the center of the body to the left) disappeared and is starting to reappear again...

    Tell me what you like/dislike~
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    Quote Originally Posted by poisonXvenom View Post
    Tell me what you like/dislike~
    I actually like Showas like that (with a little more sumi).

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    Do you have pics of them as tosai? I'd like to see how much of the hi has gone away on both of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnorth View Post
    Do you have pics of them as tosai? I'd like to see how much of the hi has gone away on both of them.
    Jim, I was thinking the same thing but I think these pics are the glamour shots from a dealer in HI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnorth View Post
    Do you have pics of them as tosai? I'd like to see how much of the hi has gone away on both of them.
    No, I don't have earlier pics. Why do you say that? does it have weak hi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poisonXvenom View Post
    No, I don't have earlier pics. Why do you say that? does it have weak hi?

    Yep, esp on the showa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder View Post
    Yep, esp on the showa.

    Sorry, I don't know much but how do you tell? Is it based on the darkness of the hi? I was informed that females usually finish their beni later than males?

    Im afraid to buy koi with really really finished red hi early on because I bought one tosai kohaku from igarishi and the beni quickly faded away within a time span of maybe 6 weeks... Can you give me some pointers?

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    what sort of temperature have they or are they kept at

    the reason i ask is the colour fades out at warmer temps as the pigments thin out in warmer water
    koi always look best in colder water than warm

    also what food do you feed
    its well known that the breeders pile loads of colour food into there koi in the weeks running upto sales
    this sticks more vibrant colouring on the koi and then we get them home and feed a lower colour content food and the colour fades
    and as you have exsperienced dissapears on some koi

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