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    OK, the "lingua franca" of koi will be of the Japanese in origin, it works well. I can not find translation of fry. I give. Bu is word for size also refers to centimeters but no fry. I did come across this comment from old KB threads which I thought was interesting. Every fish kept in captivity is stunted in some degree whether in a pond or an aquarium. Do you think a koi that is grown normally in a lake to 36 inches and then put into a prestine 70 ton tank, suffers any set backs?

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    Some help

    KK, Bu does mean "size" but does NOT mean "centimeter". The reason people get confused is that in Japanese shows, a given size is equal to that number of centimeter. It woould be like us call size 15 as 15 inches.

    Steve

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    Tategoi is a koi that's hidden in Japan to get muddy for another year.
    Tateshita is what they sell to dumb Americans !

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    Quote Originally Posted by schildkoi
    KK, Bu does mean "size" but does NOT mean "centimeter". The reason people get confused is that in Japanese shows, a given size is equal to that number of centimeter. It woould be like us call size 15 as 15 inches.

    Steve
    WOW !
    I thought 70 BU was how many bushels of one dollar bills it took to buy it

    Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schildkoi
    KK, Bu does mean "size" but does NOT mean "centimeter". The reason people get confused is that in Japanese shows, a given size is equal to that number of centimeter. It woould be like us call size 15 as 15 inches.

    Steve
    Yes, Thank you Steve, Bu does not "mean" centimeter it "Refers" to centimeters. As in size 14 refers to 75-80 cm in male koi.

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    Gary.. Go fix the shade house !
    Or come over here and we'll hit the country club for lunsch ( correct spelling)

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    [QUOTE=Mike T]KingK:

    I thought our hobby already had a "lingo" of it's own... It's all the words associated with it, like tosai, nisai, sansai, kohaku, sanke, showa, tategoi, crapagoi, oyagoi, der leader and on and on and on....

    In our neck of the woods, we have "kanasai" i.e. tategois that turn out like s*!t. I suppose the word "Tatagoi" is also applicable when we bag the koi and send it away and wave goodbye.

    Seriuosly when too many koi terminologies are used by some posters, you can really get lost and there is no koi-tionary in sight!

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    [QUOTE=Doug Ward]Gary.. Go fix the shade house !
    Or come over here and we'll hit the country club for lunsch ( correct spelling)[
    /QUOTE]

    I would love to Doug but my family has been banned cause my Grandfather burnt all the Golf greens one Xmas with too much fertilizer 25 years ago. I can still see the red faces in that club house...enjoy!

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    Hi HWong,

    There are a few on-line koi dictionaries, but none are complete.

    http://koi-uk.co.uk/dictionary/koi_dictionary.htm
    http://www.kcmt.net/pg4.htm

    -steve

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    Thanks Steve, some of the terms that I did not know, now I will, thanks a bunch, as some of the terms used I would get lost in the reading now this will help Printing it out now to study When you start following a thread like this and you get some great info, now that is what Koi-Bito is all about.

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