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Thread: The "mystery" tosai

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    Oyagoi Ethan25's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayJordan View Post
    Wait for it!!!

    the changes?

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    more sumi is coming back up, but not the same as what it was before. I'll get pictures of it soon as my temps are in the upper 60s.

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    It is 17.5 inches as of yesterday, 10/4/11. It went in the pond in early May or maybe APril from what I remember, at 6.5" or thereabouts. It was born in June of 2010. I am very pleased with its growth. I have had it on Kenzen all year and it was a great feeder. The sumi is starting to come up a bit on the nose, as my water temps are 58 degrees or so. I assume it is done growing length wise but may pack on some heft before winter.

    Any additional thoughts? Is the scalation acceptable where it is?



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    your kumonryu could be the poster child for the fun of watching the changes a koi goes thru in it's ugly duckling to beautiful swan routine. along the way it has proved to keep your interest up all summer.
    good job on it's growth and your confidence in your food selection, and for sharing your adventure with everyone.

    I can only echo what super Kindai has posted. Sometimes i think western thought has us focused on singular elements when we should be enjoying the overall picture. I can't emphasize the importance of understanding this concept
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    I think you will see the value of the pattern as the water cools and encourages
    the dominance of the sumi. I like your koi very much!
    Dick Benbow

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    How acceptable is the scalation? That really depends on what you are hoping from this koi and the standard of competion you are up against. In a couple of shows over here, kumonryu are in kawarimono and in another they are in with all other doistu - the quality in either show is vastly different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayJordan View Post
    Wait for it!!!

    waited....

    sumi is back....
    what do you think? This is a very new variety for me...I do like what I am seeing so far...
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    A New Koi every 90 days !

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEADACHE6 View Post
    A New Koi every 90 days !
    it's been fun....my daughter thought we got a new koi...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEADACHE6 View Post
    A New Koi every 90 days !
    What an awesome koi! I hear they can get really big. Keep us updated on growth and color changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan25 View Post
    waited....

    sumi is back....
    what do you think? This is a very new variety for me...I do like what I am seeing so far...
    Great fun with this one. Get it to a koi show asap!! It could be all black (doubtful) or all white again in a few months. Thanks for keeping us posted.

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