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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...
  3. 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. :)
  4. 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...
  5. 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....
  8. 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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  9. 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...
  10. 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....
  11. 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....
  12. 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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    They sure do look alike.

    They sure do look alike.
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    Definitely getting some yellow! A couple of years...

    Definitely getting some yellow! A couple of years ago, a dealer based in Florida got in a shipment of 100 tosai labeled "Karashigoi". They were all a cream color, neither white nor yellow. None had...
  16. Thread: Seneye Pond Pack

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    I've heard good things about it. I'm interested...

    I've heard good things about it. I'm interested in knowing how it works for you. Keep us updated. :)
  17. Very interesting subject. I do believe fish are...

    Very interesting subject. I do believe fish are more intelligent than we humans credit them. Their brains work differently, so we do not recognize it in them. Some years ago I had a pair of Bolivian...
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    You have already done all that I would suggest. ...

    You have already done all that I would suggest.

    My experience has been that the ones which remain bloated after spawning end up dying, but it can be a year or more before they pass. I have not...
  19. Thread: KHV... Again

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    It is reported that Koda Koi Farm has been...

    It is reported that Koda Koi Farm has been inspected, all fish kept at permissive temperatures and NO KHV detected. The farm has a clean bill of health. It would seem the one koi from Koda that was...
  20. Thread: KHV... Again

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    Please note that this report covers incidents...

    Please note that this report covers incidents discovered in December. The reported Choguro outbreak is the Yamacho Koi Farm.
  21. Thread: KHV... Again

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    Here is a report dated January 11 issued by...

    Here is a report dated January 11 issued by Mitsunori Isa on behalf of the Niigata region of the All Japan Nishikigoi Promotion Association:

    Report of KHV incidence in Niigata region (2018)
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    First thing to try is to leave it alone and see...

    First thing to try is to leave it alone and see how low the water gets. When the level stabilizes, the leak is along the water line. Of course, if it leaks so low that it endangers the fish, this...
  23. Preparations for the show are in full swing....

    Preparations for the show are in full swing. There is a great line-up of vendors so far. We have filled all available spaces for koi and goldfish dealers, but do have some available for dry vendors....
  24. Thread: KHV... Again

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    KHV... Again

    It is reported that Sacramento Koi has been hit by KHV. They imported koi from Japan produced by over a dozen breeders. Among these was Chogoro. Kim's Koi in Belgium has reported that the Japanese...
  25. Thread: Re-Homing Koi

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    Re-Homing Koi

    I admit to being something of a hypocrite when it comes to re-homing koi. When I want to re-home one, the only thing I do to discourage someone from taking it is to insist they have a pond big enough...
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