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    What do you think of this Sanke?

    This weekend I picked up this Sanke. Was wondering what others thought. I believe this Sanke is from Marudo. 2 year old...This Sanke just wanted to see how it developed, for the price was too good to pass up.
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    The faded hi plus buried sumi on the head makes it risky, IMHO.

    Hope the price was good.

    Then again, I wouldn't mind having it in my pond. I got worse!

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    I wouldn't call it risky, at the price I got for, I call it a project. The pic doesn't do the fish justice, but I will post the progress of the Sanke from time to time....
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    With the head patterns on your koi I'm beginning to identify a certain "look" I think you like.

    It's pedigree is certainly top notch and all the elements are there. Now it's up to you to see how good a koi keeper you are.

    You'll have to teach me how to find bargains. All of the koi i pick tend to be on the expensive side!

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    Hi Antonio,

    Not quite my cup of tea, and a little 'bald'. But!... I reckon this ones as safe as houses! Nice head, body a little slim (but no problem). Skin looks ok in the pic, as does the Beni. Sashi and Kiwa look ideal. I think that this Koi is highly unlikely to disappoint you, certainly not in the next three or four years (at least). Enjoy!

    Mike.

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    Thanks all!!...This Sanke is truely my project for the coming years...Well for under $200 bucks you can't go wrong right....
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    I think I have seen this koi somewhere....

    stan

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    To spare the suspense, I bought it from Champ Nishikigoi.
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    The asking price was more than $300 at one point.

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    It goes back to good relationship with dealer. I have been dealing with Tom and Kevin for almost 9 years now and they know me pretty well and they know how much I know. Let's say I got the Sanke at a real good price not to pass up.
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