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    Oyagoi Bob Winkler's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori View Post
    Yeah never seen a Chagoi over 36" here in the states...I think Joe Co, has a Kumoyru around 36"....I dont someone wants to take on the high cost of shipping something over 40"...

    I thought about trying to place that koi in our pond (who wouldn't want something like that), and what if something went wrong? Acclimation problems, ulcers, etc... Quarantine pond... How to quarantine something like that? Our Q pond at the time was 8' long and LOL.. that would be like putting it in a transport tank...If it jumped? no stopping it....You can tell I was seriously considering it at the time... course the shipping alone was more than my total fish budget that trip. So I had to show some restraint with koi....for once...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
    Yes, when they ship them they have to put them in wooden crates.
    <<<-------like a killer whale

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    I have seen a 35" Kujaku at a dealers, it was bought by a hobbyist here in NorCal but soon died at the dealers place.

    Also have seen a 35" Ogon to at the same place that won best in Variety at the All-Japan Show...

    Haven't seen a Shiro over 34", now that would something to see...

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    Art Lembke has a Chagoi pushing 36" (if not larger). He wanted to take it to Koi America but both Tim Waddington and I talked him out of it since the biggest bags he had were only 48" long and it was doubtful that it would fit in Art's large coolers.

    Dan Charnes and Gene Smith down in Dallas have a Chagoi that was 98 cm (38.5+") the last time I measured her (about 1.5 years ago).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RookieKoiGuy View Post
    <<<-------like a killer whale
    Hey, whatever floats your boat.

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    Dan and Gene...

    Dan and Gene do have some killer fish and their Koi husbandry skill is outstanding. A Koi in their hands will undoubtedly have the chance to reach is full genetic potential.
    Quote Originally Posted by schildkoi View Post
    Art Lembke has a Chagoi pushing 36" (if not larger). He wanted to take it to Koi America but both Tim Waddington and I talked him out of it since the biggest bags he had were only 48" long and it was doubtful that it would fit in Art's large coolers.

    Dan Charnes and Gene Smith down in Dallas have a Chagoi that was 98 cm (38.5+") the last time I measured her (about 1.5 years ago).

    Steve

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    Hey PapaBear,
    Would you contact Dan & Gene and get them to post with a picture of their fish. The same goes for all of you maybe you could swim along side the fish just to give us a better insite as to how large it is.
    I think this is going to be fun !!
    Louie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie View Post
    Hey PapaBear,
    Would you contact Dan & Gene and get them to post with a picture of their fish. The same goes for all of you maybe you could swim along side the fish just to give us a better insite as to how large it is.
    I think this is going to be fun !!
    Louie
    I don't have their number, but I'll bet Childers does
    I've never known either of them to post here, and I only have pics of a few of theirs from some shows...
    Jaw droppers every one

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    Dan & Gene..................hummmmm I will be up in Dallas to pick up my Shiro's....................wonder if they would koisit.........................10' pond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie View Post
    Hey PapaBear,
    Would you contact Dan & Gene and get them to post with a picture of their fish. The same goes for all of you maybe you could swim along side the fish just to give us a better insite as to how large it is.
    I think this is going to be fun !!
    Louie
    When I swim with Koi they look like minnows?

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