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    Now that you mention using Beni Kumonryu, I see...

    Now that you mention using Beni Kumonryu, I see the tendency of the sumi toward a lateral orientation. Jos Alben at Yoshikigoi in Poland has used Beni Kumonryu in his Showa breeding. If I recall...
  2. Thread: Nitrate

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    Links to articles on the effects of nitrate on...

    Links to articles on the effects of nitrate on aquatic life were recently posted on another board. Seems appropriate to re-post the links here.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15667845
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    Kudos to you for undertaking to do this ..And,...

    Kudos to you for undertaking to do this ..And, for the successful operation. Please update on her progress.

    I admire those who make the effort to save a fish. I have never attempted any sort of...
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    Hey, Brian. The Doitsu Showa in the first...

    Hey, Brian.

    The Doitsu Showa in the first video is one of the best you have produced. Definitely one many would like in their pond. You should be proud of your accomplishment. :)
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    Yep. The breeders have been busy. Much...

    Yep. The breeders have been busy. Much improvement in metallics over the past dozen years. It's not just Yamabuki anymore. True red (or pretty much true red) is not so rare. The improvement of sumi...
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    Increased Interest In Non-Gosanke?

    Is it just me, or does it seem that over the past year or so the number of serious koikeepers keeping non-gosanke has increased? Or, perhaps it is better phrased that they are giving more space to...
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    There is quite a range of yellow hues. At this...

    There is quite a range of yellow hues. At this stage, I like the Yamabuki cross better.
  8. Thread: Kohaku spawning

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    "The other bane of kohaku breeders is aka-muji,...

    "The other bane of kohaku breeders is aka-muji, but at least some of the better ones can be kept and grown on."

    LOL.... I recall Ray Abell had a Kohaku spawning in one of his ponds (unintended, I...
  9. Thread: Kohaku spawning

    by MikeM
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    Never fails to amaze me how much size variation...

    Never fails to amaze me how much size variation there is among fry. .... May there be no shiromuji in the bunch. :)
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    Well, I think it goes back to the question of...

    Well, I think it goes back to the question of what your goal is.

    The Shusui-like male in post #8 is a neat koi. He reminds me of some of the unique koi Dr. Kuroki praised so much back in the...
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    Postscript: It has been almost 3 months since the...

    Postscript: It has been almost 3 months since the two Akame runts went in my pond. They are no longer runts. I have not netted them to measure, but one that appears it could be female is now equal in...
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    Your Yamabuki comes across in the photo as having...

    Your Yamabuki comes across in the photo as having very good color. I am wondering whether someone in the club has a Doitsu metallic of any sort. A Kikisui or Hariwake would give you a lot of metallic...
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    Many years ago, Brady Brandwood undertook...

    Many years ago, Brady Brandwood undertook re-creating Ki Utsuri. He was trying to get better body form with a good yellow and quality sumi. Ki Utsuri are notoriously weak on all three counts. He went...
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    What is your goal? I think the best approach is...

    What is your goal? I think the best approach is to decide on a goal and then locate the parent fish available to you which are most likely to get you there. Using two parents just because you happen...
  15. Hey, that's a neat thing to do! Whether or not...

    Hey, that's a neat thing to do! Whether or not interested in the koi being pulled, it is so much fun to see them come out of the mud. High entertainment value. :)
  16. KHV is now present in wild populations around the...

    KHV is now present in wild populations around the globe, with the possible exception of Australia (unless they went forward with the idea of introducing it to control feral carp). It is not limited...
  17. Beni Hanna Nishikigoi (Mat McCann) has had the...

    Beni Hanna Nishikigoi (Mat McCann) has had the white cell KHV DNA test performed on 138 koi, including all of its breeding stock with KHV-negative results. See:

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    I have not heard the Akame Karashigoi referred to...

    I have not heard the Akame Karashigoi referred to as 'albino-eyed', but it is an accurate way of communicating about one. I think of 'red-eyed' and 'albino-eyed' as synonymous.

    However, there is...
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    Akame: Kigoi or Karashigoi? Does it matter?

    Each year I like to get a couple of tosai to grow over the summer. This year, there were two really small red-eyed tosai in Bristol Koi's lower-priced tank at the Central Florida Koi & Goldfish Show....
  20. It is a tough topic... in every way. The science...

    It is a tough topic... in every way. The science is difficult to pull together without monitoring journals worldwide, and it is tough on everyone in the hobby, whether they have an outbreak or not.
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  21. The following was authored by Spike Cover about 6...

    The following was authored by Spike Cover about 6 months ago. It was as up to date as anything at that time.

    Current Facts About KHV

    It is very contagious to Koi and common carp.
    KHV can and...
  22. KHV: LATENT CARRIERS - What Hobbyists Need To Understand

    Outbreaks of KHV over the past 18 months or so, and particularly in the early months of this year, have involved some of the leading Japanese breeders and several well-known U.S. koi dealers....
  23. Some may have seen that the hotel had a water...

    Some may have seen that the hotel had a water main break in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Kind of hard to set up a koi show without water. But, it got fixed by afternoon and the set up is done....
  24. Show time! Set-up begins tomorrow. The official...

    Show time! Set-up begins tomorrow. The official opening is 1PM on Friday, but some dealers will be arriving on Thursday afternoon and will start selling as soon as their koi are released. A very...
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    First, it is not your fault. Second, there is no...

    First, it is not your fault. Second, there is no telling what will happen.

    I have too much experience with shimmies on Kohaku to ever try to predict what will happen. I can sum it up with the...
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