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    Oyagoi mrbradleybradley's Avatar
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    What do you think of this bekko?

    I am not usually a fan of bekko. Many are either too sumi heavy or have numerous stray sumi spots.

    But I am attracted to this little 12 month old, approx 25cm, home bred.
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    Apart from being a bit on the thin side, not bad. Of course I have to remind myself that you are just beginning to enter your good growing season down under so "slim and trim" is to be expected.

    The sumi blocks appear similar to a few we have raised and the winter fasting appears to have done a good job of cleaning up any stray bits of sumi that may appear in warmer weather and consolidating it nicely into the steps. The skin appears to have a fairly good texture to it, but the picture isn't the greatest so its hard to say for sure.

    I'll be curious to see what the sumi does as you move into summer. We have a few and their sumi is completely different types. One of our females has typical Sanke/Bekko sumi and remains pretty constant year around. The other has more of a Marusome Kiwa (yours shows some of those characteristics) and the sumi is a thicker hoshi type that goes down during the hottest periods with only a hoshi "dot" remaining in the scales surrounded by submerged gray. As the water cools again it reasserts itself into the scales and becomes dark black again. It is an iteresting contrast in types to observe.
    Larry Iles
    Oklahoma

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