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    Nisai mike's Avatar
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    please comment on this showa

    as usual ... no holds barred please

    18cm (lineage ISA?)
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    Daihonmei dick benbow's Avatar
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    I would quess it to be male. I'd like to see a thicker beni.black is there and will make it self known shortly. I don't see lots of redeeming value as a show fish yet with good care could bring much happiness as an active member of a pond community.

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    There seems to be a lot of areas of weak beni and not much sumi showing; not even one good lacquer scale to give any hope. Of course knowing the breeder and parents would help, but showas are always a risk...it's just a matter of how much risk do you want to take on. After all, at my early stage of koi keeping it's about risk management and avoidance and gaining knowledge. I'm sure you could learn a lot from watching this koi grow.

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    hi

    i would be conserned with the beni also the body shape seems to suddenly taper from the middle to rear but this could be the cambra angle
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    lee

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    Nothing positive to say....don't like it at all...sorry, being honest.

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    I'm with Dan. Has kind of a ragged look about it.
    Semper in excreta, sumus solum profundum variat

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    agree with above... more white on head and thicker and balanced beni needed to take a chance here.. sorry
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    Nisai Mike Snaden's Avatar
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    Good bloodline, but lousy Koi. Sorry, but Beni is very weak and uneven, skin looks very low quality. Pattern is far too heavy over the head and face. Sumi is anybody's guess, as none is showing?

    Mike.

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    Daihonmei MikeM's Avatar
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    We were just saying in another thread that the honest opinions on this board give it distinction, and this one sure shows that.

    I would only buy this Showa if it was nominally priced (say $20), and then only for the education of watching it for a year. I'd be planning to give it away from the moment I got it.

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    It looks like it may be growing so fast, it is got growing its color I really dont know enough about showa to give a sound comment

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