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    OMG! Has it really been almost two years since...

    OMG! Has it really been almost two years since my last thoughts of spawning in season. I always think that this year "will be" the year I get the pairs together. I am so not ready to jump in. ...
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    Thanks for the words Mike. Sorry to hear about...

    Thanks for the words Mike. Sorry to hear about your big girl passing last year. So hopefully there is a chance the shimmies will fade-in/fade-out. I am trying heavier water changes twice a week...
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    First Shimmi on Kohaku

    Hey all, its been a while that I've visited here. I had to update my link too.

    Anyway, this weekend while doing my weekly water changes, I noticed that two of my male Kohaku (Dainichi) popped a...
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    Aloha and Mahalo Brian! For all you do! Carl

    Aloha and Mahalo Brian!

    For all you do!

    Carl
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    So what ever happened to this Tosai?

    So what ever happened to this Tosai?
  6. Something for the "humps" thread.

    Something for the "humps" thread.
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    Hahaha. Thanks Mike! Not expecting any jewels...

    Hahaha. Thanks Mike! Not expecting any jewels out of this Motley bunch. Just excited to have/watch these Sakai brothers fish grow. The Sanke tosai I have from Yamamatsu are of a particular...
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    I don't have any secrets. I just learned that...

    I don't have any secrets. I just learned that keeping the shiroji optimal for shiro utsuri is not easy to do if you have other types of koi with them. The shiro has fluctuated from pearl white,...
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    Summer Growout Fun

    Okay, on yet another impulse, and in my excitement (to have access to koi from two of my most admired breeders), I blindly invested in more than a few Sakai Kohaku babies (8" tateshita) and a few...
  10. Is Mr Oomo still active? I like his young...

    Is Mr Oomo still active? I like his young (nisai-sansai)Showa, but never saw any of his Showa older than that.
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    What water temperatures warrant wheat germ? I...

    What water temperatures warrant wheat germ? I thought it was good all year long. I don't get much fluctuations in water temperature throughout the year here. 68-78 degrees all year long. I can...
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    8 days fast. Yes, I have been mixing Hikari...

    8 days fast. Yes, I have been mixing Hikari Staple and wheat germ with Dainichi growth.

    Thought about trying Tomigai, but like Kenzen, it's hard to get in Hawaii without big shipping cost.

    ...
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    Glad I found this thread again. I wasnt sure. I...

    Glad I found this thread again. I wasnt sure. I was wondering why my koi suddenly have better shiroji and color plumpness when I had them on a recent fasting session. Not intentional, I just ran...
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    Small 2400 gallon pond only 34 inches deep. I...

    Small 2400 gallon pond only 34 inches deep. I have 10 koi between 24" and 30". So only 200 gallons per koi. Tight quarters. I have my QT with a few koi between 16"-24". I just figured tight...
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    Crooked Body - Ouch!

    Just sharing my misfortune of having a small pond and not taking the steps to expanding to larger facilities for my koi. I really wish I bit the bullet and just went BIG pond.

    I have been...
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    Yeah, I still haven't pulled the trigger yet. No...

    Yeah, I still haven't pulled the trigger yet. No pairings, no fry. My business is requiring more and more of my attention, leaving less and less time for fun stuff. I'm content right now with...
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    I'm always interested how folks feed their fry. ...

    I'm always interested how folks feed their fry. Do you introduce your own green water for the fry when they hatch. What is your feeding regiment as it appears from your video that they have lots to...
  18. Thread: 6.5ph

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    Stabilizing pH at 7.0 has always been my nemesis....

    Stabilizing pH at 7.0 has always been my nemesis. I have introduced oyster shells and coral within my filtration process, but still the only way I can increase pH is through continued water changes...
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    Has it been a year already! Here I am again,...

    Has it been a year already! Here I am again, thinking about my first time spawn or two this year, but as usual my schedule is not looking good (free time wise). Too many projects and commitments in...
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    Fixed my UV Clarifier. Ready to fight algae for...

    Fixed my UV Clarifier. Ready to fight algae for Spring-Summer.
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    Anyone looking to obtain good quality koi this...

    Anyone looking to obtain good quality koi this year? Inquire minds want to know...
  22. So the past six months, my UV has been out of...

    So the past six months, my UV has been out of commission due to burnt transformer. The water was clear the whole time and then a month ago, I got a huge blume of algae. The water went green in a...
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    If the US really gets serious about banning the...

    If the US really gets serious about banning the importing of koi, it would be great for the proven local US koi breeders to try and step it up to produce quality koi. There must be several koi...
  24. Yes, I agree Mike. Three different head and body...

    Yes, I agree Mike. Three different head and body shapes and also some variations of sumi on these little gals. Looking forward to see what each has to offer in the next coming months. Although our...
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    WOW! This represents a great eye for...

    WOW! This represents a great eye for high-quality. Even to be offered to Narita Koi Farm, it must be known that their clients are Serious Prime Time "show" koi hobbiest. I'm scared to ask how much...
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