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    Hi Dick- Sorry for the delay, of course you have...

    Hi Dick-
    Sorry for the delay, of course you have permission, I must say it's my favorite name! And that was a favorite koi of mine as it came out last year. Here is a pic of Chris C's ochiba from...
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    Thanks everyone who braved the weather to be with...

    Thanks everyone who braved the weather to be with us today. I don't have any photos to add from today, but we had quite a few camera savvy koi kichi present. But what I do have to offer is the tosai...
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    Thanks Tony, I've been waiting to here from...

    Thanks Tony, I've been waiting to here from somemore of our new West coast friends!:) We had a great time with you guys at the Sac show- good people. Several of the koi I had at the show are heading...
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    Feedin time!

    Some before and after mud pond photos of koi from the harvest this past weekend. I've taken pics from the previous post, replacing them here, to save space.
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    Here is a picture showing #9 and #10 from my...

    Here is a picture showing #9 and #10 from my previous post, illustrating the head fracture area before going into the mud pond. I will follow this koi for the next few weeks as it transitions in...
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    We had another exciting harvest today, and we...

    We had another exciting harvest today, and we appreciate all who came out to join us.

    Today's ponds were both stocked on May 25, one with 9" koi the other with 10". Our largest were over 20"....
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    Here are some before and after pics together. ...

    Here are some before and after pics together.

    Kujaku photo- rich color after winter in clear water, lightened after the summer in the mud. In a few weeks when the color richens again I will try...
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    Hi Dan- Sorry, thought you had left for Japan...

    Hi Dan-
    Sorry, thought you had left for Japan already. Here is a picture of your ginrin showa. As you can see in the photo there is an abdominal problem with this koi. From the scales raised on the...
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    Couple more pics, speaking of being passed up!

    Couple more pics, speaking of being passed up!
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    This Just In

    Thank you to all who joined us today for our 555 Event Harvest.

    For now, here are a few shots from today (link to 555 and before pics www.qualitykoi.com/pages/555.php) . I'll post some more pics...
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    Mike- We find if conditions are stable in...

    Mike-

    We find if conditions are stable in their new environment you can assess and treat as necessary. Keeping treatments specific to infection ensures eradication of the identified parasite...
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    Thank you all for your kind words and continued...

    Thank you all for your kind words and continued support.

    Hi Mike-

    The koi harvested in these photos were nisai. Either way we bring them in into salt and restrict feeding to begin there...
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    Todays harvest photos, fifth nisai pond out of...

    Todays harvest photos, fifth nisai pond out of nine.

    Mike- Wet gear doesn't do much I give you, but it does help to keep the mud on the outside! Maruten has a cetain sparkle on the nose...
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    Today we drained the pond that we harvested...

    Today we drained the pond that we harvested yesterday. This pond had an enormous amount of dense string algae which collects in the seine. This can lift the net's lead line off of the bottom of the...
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    Hi Dan- New House, New Pond, New Koi! Send...

    Hi Dan-

    New House, New Pond, New Koi! Send Sharon.

    We keep track of the number of koi put into each mud pond. There are the occasional no shows at harvest or one-off koi who died during the...
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    Today we harvested our fourth nisai pond....

    Today we harvested our fourth nisai pond. Attached are a few pictures from the harvest. These koi were similar in size as yesterday's.
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    Hi Rob- Yes, we do have a sansai pond, which...

    Hi Rob-

    Yes, we do have a sansai pond, which if you follow the above link is listed as the Long pond and a yonsai pond listed as Oval pond. I'll see if I can get a few more pics to post here.
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    Harvest Time at the Nisei Koi Farm

    Any koi breeder will tell you that the most exciting and rewarding aspect of our job is Harvest Time!! After many long months of preparing the mud ponds, breeding, culling, and feeding, we finally...
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