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    The Chinese Koi Hobby....


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    i only understand Cantonese.

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    The fish were nice but the girl that tossed the first pitch in the other film was worth the wait...h my!... ...... ......

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    The asian version of youtube is way better....

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    thanks, that person, Mr Xu, has some very nice goldfishy.

    Here is the translation :

    Xu was once a goldfishy middle man, he gathered goldies at $2 RMB and sold them at $40 to Japanese dealers, he was good at raising his own goldies too. Over time, the market eroded, he decided to invest all of his eggs, $5.6M RMB total in real-estate. Needless to say, a fish monger is no realtor and he lost his pants. He then came home to work on fishy again. He make some good money doing fish exposes. SOme-how he got his hand on 300,000 chinese bred nishiki koi. He was making good money very quickily, and a flood hit Xu-Jou where he had his ponds. His family was devastated, but the side effect was that all the cannels, rivers, lakes and pond in Xu Jou were poplated with his koi, and people in that regiod start liking koi. He was very broke, but with became well known, with $23 in his family. Then the vice-chair of some Aquatic research center in China visited him, they were sold on the potential $$$ koi may bring to the center. Xu was invited to the center to start koi rearing amid strong objections form people in the center. He started with whatever left in his ponds. Very Quickily his koi were selling like hot cake again. He was not happy with the quality of his koi, and somehow got his hand on 30,000 fry from Taiwan. He was very excited and started feeding his koi days and night, needless to say, most of his koi got very fat and died massive death. He lost all but 3000 of the fry. In the process, he somehow learned the proper koi keeping and culling to expand the quality of his koi and expand his market.

    Then a Japanese visitor, Mr Tanaka, visited. Xu were showing off his koi, and Mr Tanaka was more than polite, saying, your koi are very nice, but they look like the koi my grandfather raised. Xu was pissed thinking the Japanese belitled him. Then he was invited to visit Japan to see the real deal. His jaw felt off when he saw the quality of the real deal. He was shocked, especially that an average Japanese 5-acre facility bring in $2.5 million USD. He wanted be at least as good as the Japanese breeders, and make the $$$. So, he started to learn from them. Some-how, he ran into a lot of resistance that Japanese breeders did not want to teach him anything. So he sent his son (maybe more than 1) to study in Japan, some his son how became an apprentice for some Japanese breeder.

    His son said their koi go thru 5-6 culling, the culled are sold to mass market or killed on the spot. In the video, a Japanese, video was too fast->did not get his name, say if they keep working the way they have been, and cull more vigorously, they have a chance to beat the Japanese.

    Xu, boosted that his koi is stronger than the Japanese, they are more resistive to illness and parasites.

    The best thing of this whole video is in a sentence Mr Xu said : There aren't that many chances one get in his life, when one knocks, you should be able to see it and grab it.

    BTW, I am working on translating the judgess comments on the wining koi from ZNA show. Those comments, in japanese, are in the latest Nichirin we recieved 2 weeks ago. I believe it will be very interesting for layman like me.

    stan

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    thanks for the translation.

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    Thanks for the link and the translation!

    A nice window on the China scene. More like this & the McCann interview and K-B will take on a whole new dimension.

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