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Thread: Choosing Sakuma Tosai.....?

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    Nisai
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    The problem I have with any tosai in general is bringing up the beni from persimmion to a darker orange. So does the belief of not feeding color enhancers still apply? I have heard that even Maruyama feeds tosai color enhancer food, so should we follow this kind of feeding?

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    That depends . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBender
    So does the belief of not feeding color enhancers still apply? I have heard that even Maruyama feeds tosai color enhancer food, so should we follow this kind of feeding?
    on the quality of the koi. Lesser grades are colored up for fast sale while tategoi are not.

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    Excellent point for all of us to remember Don!

    Mike

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