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    Maurice.

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    Maurice: You got our attention! Now, tell us about it.

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    very nice fish maurice how big and old is it? Mike can you post a picture of this fast growing fish yes I would like to live in Florida we may come there for a winter holiday next yr. Last yr we went to s carolina hilton head great birds all kinds of herons it was great did some golfing too. We are going to Germany soon for three weeks so not this yr. Hope my koi will be ok when I'm away

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    birds....Merritt Island national wildlife refuge, 60 miles from AFKAPS.
    golf...FL has Golf courses...they are where retired people go into holding patterns before their finally landing :wink: a they look great right now.

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    Maurice - very nice showa - like her looks. How bout the details?

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    I imported this showa 3 years ago; she was bought by photo over the net. She came from Tyohei Koi Farm. While in Japan I spotted the breeders premises, which if I remember was just up the road from Torazo in Uragara, Ojiya.
    I was told she was Sansai at the time?? I had her a year then sold her on to a friend who never paid me and I repossessed her after 6 months with a rotting dorsal. I thought she was ruined, but with antibiotics and good water she came back as good as new.
    The flash from the camera makes the beni on her shoulders look a little weak, but the colour is more even, though there is a small weak area in a couple of scale. To me this is a classic showa.
    Below is a couple of close-up photos of the damage to her dorsal while being treated and it gives a good view of her quality.
    This year she will go into my breeding program, I donít know if she has what it takes to be Oyagoi, but you have to try to find out.

    The original damage.

    Part healed.

    After the bone tip was cut away.

    As can be seen from the first photo I posted of her taken this week, there is no sign of any damge at all and all the fleshy part of the main leading edge has fully grown back to original.
    Maurice.

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    Thanks for the close-ups. Definitely a classic. How large now?

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