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    Fry
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    Water parameters for Shusui

    This is my first post on this board. I am a new Koi lover. My question is: can anyone tell me or direct me to information as to water paramenters for keeping Shusui or Agasi. I understand that it is more critical for this type of Koi.

    I love the blue color

    wechesser

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    First off welcome to the "Board of all Boards".....Mr. Benbow could tell you more about Shusui and Asagi, but it seems the softer the water is the lighter the fish will maintain itself.

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    welcome!

    this topic was discussed in the past threads, see

    Shusui ?
    Think of this 12" Shusui ?

    this thread has good info on water condition for shusui/asagi Question on lowering PH

    Steve

    Quote Originally Posted by wechesser
    This is my first post on this board. I am a new Koi lover. My question is: can anyone tell me or direct me to information as to water paramenters for keeping Shusui or Agasi. I understand that it is more critical for this type of Koi.

    I love the blue color

    wechesser

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    Welcome to the board, wechesser... Good to have you here....

    I have a shusui and I believe it follows the same parameters that all koi follow... At least 1000 gallons of dechlorinated water, a good filter, and a great pump to circulate that water.... But, the water condition is most important...

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    Steve, Thank you for the links, I will try to glean some good info from them.

    Thanks ALL for the welcome to the board. I have gotten a lot of good info here.

    wec

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    welcome WEC...It's good to have another lover of things blue. Most of the gosanke types like hardness around 200...our koi's colors do better in half that.

    Can you post what your kh,ph and gh is?

    coupla interesting facts is that Asagi tend to gain red as they grow and age, while shusui tend to be the opposite. Often times by 4 yrs many of the best shusui are loosing their blue.

    I sure wanted a shusui from my japanese hero, toshio sakai but fdor the last 2 years have not been able to find one from his maggoi stock. My favorite narumi asagi is from his magoi blood.

    you'll have to post pics of yours. PM me for any follow ups

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