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    If you have a choice....

    Here are two sanke and one showa tosai that my koi buddy got it at our ZNA NorCal club meeting last month...all are tosai from Sakai. If you have a choice to pick one, which one you pick? and the reason?

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    i'm not an expert but i would take the sanke on the right. I like the hi pattern and it looks like it has a large head. the sumi is a bit messy on the rear end and no sumi on the shoulder but it could change as it grows. its hard to judge the other sanke from this picture though.

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    I personally wouldnt buy either... j/k........I cant comment since these fish are part of our growout contest for ZNA NorCal....

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    these 3 are definitely NOT part of the grow out contest. they were purchased to save Russell from hauling them back to his shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori
    I personally wouldnt buy either... j/k........I cant comment since these fish are part of our growout contest for ZNA NorCal....

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    I would pick the one on the right too even the body comfirmation is not very good. it's a little fat but I think it will grow out of it.

    Steve

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    I would pick the showa because its not a sanke.
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    Neither.

    But if forced to chose, I'll pick the right one

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    Quote Originally Posted by koiloco
    Neither.

    But if forced to chose, I'll pick the right one
    well Ben, assuming it is a requirement;-))

    --Dinh

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    Considering what we all paid for the fish I think Russ was help us out. Tosai selection is not a proven science...Everyone has the basic concept, but applying it is a whole other type of beast.

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    Sanke on left - too bald, too male.

    Showa - can't grow large with that head/body shape (but I'd like you hear your feelings on this aspect), probably female.

    Sanke on right - bald but interesting, sumi mainly on beni and not balanced front to back, probably female, looks like it can really grow.

    I would be proud of any of them, but would pick sanke on right.

    -st ev eh op ki ns

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