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    Who has the largest koi in the USA

    Who has the largest koi in the USA and would you post a picture and its size. No carp pic`s please we have seen them all. Also the size pond it was grown in. Open to anyone and any clasification !!!!!!
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    Louie,
    Who had the 2 that came to the Gardena show a couple years ago?
    I think they came from Taiwan!!
    Do you remember how big they were?


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    Here you go, it lives in several million gallons at the Monterey Aquarium. It ain't no common carp either.
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    Tom,
    I believe the koi you are ref to were delivered to Gardena by Joel for one of his customers. Those koi were bred in Japan Sanke and Kohaku. Yes they were large, but one comes to mind that came to Gardena a few years back. I guess what really stuck in my mind was the tranport tank it was shipped in. This trunk like transport looked like you could have bought a nice koi for what it cost to make.If my memory serves me well it was a great Kohaku from Texas. Beth Gundersan maybe ? I am sure those 3 koi were in the 29"- 30' range.
    Louie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie View Post
    Tom,
    I believe the koi you are ref to were delivered to Gardena by Joel for one of his customers. Those koi were bred in Japan Sanke and Kohaku. Yes they were large, but one comes to mind that came to Gardena a few years back. I guess what really stuck in my mind was the tranport tank it was shipped in. This trunk like transport looked like you could have bought a nice koi for what it cost to make.If my memory serves me well it was a great Kohaku from Texas. Beth Gundersan maybe ? I am sure those 3 koi were in the 29"- 30' range.
    Louie
    Hi Louie, it was Beth Grundan(sp) from Texas. Kohaku was provided by Genki Koi if I remember correctly.

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    I know Andrew F had the largest Sanke ever show at Gardena. I think the largest Kohaku ever shown was Dukes at the ABAKS Show at 36inches plus. The largest in size of fish would have to go to my koi friend Sean here in NorCal. 2 fish over 35" and maybe 30 over 30"....

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    Wasn't there a 42" Kohaku in Northern Florida?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schildkoi View Post
    Wasn't there a 42" Kohaku in Northern Florida?

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    This is how rumors start. That fish was 'advertised as 40.25 inches ( a little over 1 meter) and to have grown 8 inches in in the last ten months due to the "hobbyist's care and special water".
    Little more is known about this Great koi after it was remeasured by credible sources.

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    Yeah that Kohaku was actually around 34", was $50K and scared...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori View Post
    Yeah that Kohaku was actually around 34", was $50K and scared...
    I think Luke ate it...........................

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