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  1. A lasting relationship with a Koi Dealer, ever possible?

    I have ABSOLUTELY A STRONG DESIRE to be a Koi breeder or dealer.

    Simply awesome! My dreams are still a tad far off.

    Risk? I agree they must sell right koi to an individual who can do right...
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    Koi Ages?

    Tosai for 1

    Nisai for 2

    Sansai for 3

    Yonsai for 4

    Gosai for 5
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    Congratulations!

    To Maurice:
    Year on year, batch after next, your new spawns are improving.
    Especially the Shiro Utsurimono and Kohaku babies., breathtaking!
    Spledid great job! My admirations for a one-man-show! ...
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    Nice fries!

    To Bob Hart:
    Great time sure you are having.
    Endless waiting in anticipation of upcoming potential koi!
    Whatever the parents are koi seldom fully breed true.
    Select what are desired, especially...
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    Shiro fries culling, wait there, hold it!

    To JasonS:
    Your picture of Shiro baby fries are way too minute small for a old-fogey's viewing.
    To do selection is too early for Shiro variety.
    The white ones must be withheld.
    They may offer...
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    With depth, females are lopsided no more! Believe?

    To Hwong:
    For your deep weary of lopsided female body, you have actually got the answer to problem - depth.
    That is beside the biological or genetic aspects, the depth of the pond plays a big role...
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    Maruyama Kohaku

    Hello wtansk:
    Superb Maruyama Kohaku! Very nice beni coloration.
    Mama-mia! Lights up the fire within my soul! Woo-oh-oh-oh!
    How can anyone resist this Kohaku!?!
    Why-why, how did it make it to...
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    Fun with Showa appreciation, yet again?

    To Swordfish:
    This is real interesting! You requested for these Isa Showa?
    As I said earlier: Showa rearing is intriguing yet interesting, frustrating yet fun!
    I have boxed out my preferneces....
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    'Quake' is a sheer beauty!

    To Dan Blatt:
    You have a good collection of Shiro Utsurimono!
    From my recollection you have been actively sharing Shiros, thanks!
    This is sure another impressive piece.
    Great name, augurs well...
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    Appreciate your effort, Swordfish!

    To Swordfish:
    Much as I had expected, my koi have little fancy over tofu.
    Yes, I bought some soft version from grocery, for ease of segmenting.
    I had them disintegrated to pellet size and sink a...
  11. Thread: Omosako Shiro

    by BabyKoi
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    Paulino girl's Omosako Shiro Utsurimono

    To Paulino88:
    Omosako's Shiro Utsuri suffering yellow tint is much a norm in tosai, nisai, sansai; paricularly head region.
    Shiro Utsuri are charcteristically almost always have sumi on head and...
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    Showa Appreciation:

    To AplKOI:
    Keeping Showa is a fun and frustrating journey.
    Choosing to keep Showa is a challenge! A good start for learners.
    Imported means Showa likely beyond tosai into nisai.
    Rode on Maruyama...
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    Guess, nothing very serios, minor injuries.

    Sorry that your new Maruten Kohaku's injured.
    Sounds pretty small an injury to me.
    Most likely is just an abrasion on the operculum / gill plates.
    Just simple common salt / sodium chloride is...
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    Tofu into koi diet.

    Swordfish!
    That must be a tategoi, to peaking at 50 - 60cm within first year.
    Incredible! Simply fantastic!
    Tell me what breeder's bloodline lives in your koi!
    My koi in US, kept for over 5...
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    Showa sashi signifies scale-colored strength!

    For wtansk:
    Showa with sashi on 2 scales for both hi plate, the key feature.
    It is true. Very prefect for a tosai. Indicator of colour strength.
    Sashi indicates strong hi pattern area, less a...
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    A soft spot for tofu?

    To chewed & swordfish:
    What causes the extra feaces deposits from your koi?
    Swordfish claims an improvement to white areas, chewed, your take?
    What gave you an idea to add tofu as koi feed?
    Are...
  17. Kumonryu

    Kumonryu lovers:
    Dan, this is a Nagashi Matsakawabake. Female of 18 inches a all time favorite of timeless pleasure!
    How is she priced for that size? Very superb shoulder with good spread of...
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    Pond length not wholly the issue.

    To hwong:
    Sketchy brisk experience is all that I have.
    No past restoration of lopsided koi body.
    Prevention over cure. Learn from past.
    Never commit same fault twice. Study all koi.
    If problem...
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    Choosing a good Shiro Utsuri

    To hwong:
    Omosako good marketing power, undeniable. Quality speaks to live that!
    hwong, you had encounters with Japanese ZNA judge on Shiros!
    To look for Shiroji: snowy clean skin?
    then the...
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    Not a neat Hariwake

    To Aragorn: Kin Showa of Hikariwake variety must have good reflective scales, stretching form back of eyes till tail, in a neat arrangement to demonstrate a strong sense of uniformity.

    Aragon...
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    Maruyama again.

    For wtansk:
    What size are these 2 new catch? Have you measured them up?
    Do take good care of them and update whenever possible.
    Said Showa was previous-stock left over, even before Maruyama went...
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    Nutrition is important for growth

    For John:
    All developing koi need good nutrition. Period.
    Conformation & body shape are the most important factors.
    Especially for koi's skeletal structure and bone development.
    First priority...
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    Sanke judging.

    Three Sankes are just as IMPRESSIVE dude!

    Ranking: All Shiroji clean perfect!

    (B): Young Snake with great potential. Tategoi. Superb torpedo shape. Round attractive fins.

    (A): Oldest Sanke...
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    Tofu feed is high in protein.

    Nice to see your reply Swordfish,
    Tofu or Soya Beancurd is high on protein and a good source of calcium.
    How does this plentiful supply of calcium, phosphorous and iron benefit your koi?
    You...
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    Maintenance ration: feed 3% koiís body weight as guide

    Feed less. Feed frequent. Feed on sun rise, and before sunset.
    External Factors: seasonal temperature, water quality and parameters...
    Internal Factors: koi size(jumbo?), koi weight(heavy?), koi...
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