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    Fry, what type?

    These fry are nearly 4 weeks old, they are from a spawning of a male sanke and a female kohaku, I dont keep them but can anyone tell me what the fry with the black areas on them turn out as please? They just ghosties?

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    Nisai Eclipsar's Avatar
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    Hi [email protected]

    What size are the fry now, as mine will be 4 weeks old this weekend, also what sort of temp you keeping the fry at?

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    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipsar
    Hi [email protected]

    What size are the fry now, as mine will be 4 weeks old this weekend, also what sort of temp you keeping the fry at?

    Regards
    Chris
    Mine are all unheated, just good old North west uk ambient temperature I'm afraid. Growth is slow in these conditions so I may extend the summer period later in the year to give them chance to reach a reasonable size before winter proper. I would say the size of those ranges from 15- 25mm with a few bigger ones upto about 35mm. I'm going to bring the best inside too once they are big enough to cull by colour and pattern and I can pick the best 15 or 20.

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    Daz,

    the Kohaku fry I have are all just yellow. Perhaps some of yours are Sanke?
    Regards, Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hart
    Daz,

    the Kohaku fry I have are all just yellow. Perhaps some of yours are Sanke?
    Hi Bob

    I guess they could be yes, I've never used this type of pairing before so I have no idea what to expect. I assumed the marks had come up too soon for it to be sumi but you may well be right. My goal from this spawn is kohaku but I will certainly keep a few of these to see how they turn out.

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    as Bob suggested keep the yellow ones if your goal is kohaku. Know that it is possible to get black to come up on them later because of their genetics.


    here is your homework asignment: look at the color of the eye sear edge of your parent kohaku. then look at the eye sear edge of your sanke. Don't look directly at the eye but from on toip like your looking at a koi pattern. where the skin covers the eye look very close. Ignore the clean lense itself. in the kohaku you will see a blue cast. In the sanke you will see a dark or black cast.

    when your babies get up around 6-8 inches look at the kohaku babies that you saved. blue eyed sears retain, even tho no black in the body shows if you see black in the eyes discard.

    took me years to learn that and here it is "free'. Boy, where was I when I needed me? LOL

    suggestion: you may be delighted and surprised to keep a handful of sanke babies with the biggest blob of black you can find on them. the transformation is worth the time and effort to watch. again save only the ones with the largest volumn of black.

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    Sansai Bob Hart's Avatar
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    Great info Dick, I will certainly remember this for my Kohaku's.
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    Smile

    Excellent, thanks very much. I'll have a look at the eyes tonight

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    WOW Dick that was very interesting i bet that has taken a few years to find out.


    thanks for sharing it with us
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    Gazza

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