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    Tosai ontariokoi's Avatar
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    Barrie Ontario Canada

    New Koi Keeper! Please Comment

    Hi Everyone, this would be my 2nd post here. I am new to keeping koi and this fall decided to dig my first pond.

    Work is still in progress and I can see it will be for a while.

    My pond is 8 x10 with the depth of 4 1/2 feet and shallow area of about 3 feet.

    Today I was cleaning out the pond of leaves that had blown in the last few days as well as taking out about 15 frogs.

    As I was cleaning i scooped up a couple of koi and figured it would be kinda neat to take a few pictures of the Utsuri I picked up about a month ago. Fish is about 7 inches

    I do have some other koi and if I can catch them I will take a few more photos.

    Please let me know what you think about the utsuri and if anyone knows what the other one might be that would be great.

    I live in Barrie Ontario Canada 1hr north of Toronto.


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    Jumbo jnorth's Avatar
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    Very nice pattern on the utsuri . Kind of hard to tell in the pic but does it have black freckles on it? If it does you will want to avoid ki and hi utsuri in the future that have them. They only get worse as they grow and to my eye it becomes a distraction.
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    Daihonmei PapaBear's Avatar
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    Davenport, Oklahoma
    Ditto's to what JN said. I've always enjoyed a nicely patterned Ki Utsuri but they do tend to freckle up. I can't really tell much about the little Doitsu. It looks metallic, but beyond that this pic doesn't reveal much.

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