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    Koi Info
    Koi 1 size when recieved:

    Koi 2 size when recieved:
    Koi 3 size when recieved:

    Koi 1 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08:
    Koi 2 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08:
    Koi 3 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08:

    Koi 1 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:
    Koi 2 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:
    Koi 3 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:

    Pond temp when received:
    Pond temp at 6 month photo:
    Pond temp at final photo:

    Pond Info
    Gallons:
    Stocking rate:
    Filtration:
    Liner Type:
    Turnover rate:
    Dimensions:
    Water changes per week:
    Amount of water changed %:

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed:

    Owner Info
    Years in hobby:
    Years buying show koi:
    Zone:
    State:

    Fun Stuff
    Koi 1 sex guess when received:
    Koi 2 sex guess when received:
    Koi 3 sex guess when received:
    Koi 1 name:
    Koi 2 name:
    Koi 3 name
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  • #2

    [quote=jnorth;117238]Koi Info
    Koi 1 size when recieved:#9 (9.5")
    Koi 2 size when recieved:#80 (10")
    Koi 3 size when recieved:#25 (9")

    Koi 1 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16
    Koi 2 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16
    Koi 3 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 15.5

    Koi 1 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 19.5
    Koi 2 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 20
    Koi 3 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 18.5

    Pond temp when received:80 degree
    Pond temp at 6 month photo:73 degree
    Pond temp at final photo:86 degree

    Pond Info
    Gallons:7,000
    Stocking rate:30
    Filtration:Settlement Chamber W/ Multichamber Filter
    Liner Type:
    Turnover rate:
    Dimensions:
    Water changes per week:1 a week
    Amount of water changed %: 5% - 10%

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed: Kenko Pro, Spirillini, Krill.
    Switch 1/2009 feed: Hi-Silk 21, Ea Show, Hikari Growth
    Owner Info
    Years in hobby:5
    Years buying show koi:2
    Zone:Houston
    State:Texas

    Fun Stuff
    Koi 1 sex guess when received:Female
    Koi 2 sex guess when received:Male
    Koi 3 sex guess when received:Female
    Koi 1 name:Patches
    Koi 2 name:Bob
    Koi 3 name:Lucky
    Last edited by 4TEXAS; 06-30-2009, 12:40 PM. Reason: update

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    • #3

      koi eating algae

      I need some help in understanding my koi. I have a 7,000 gal pond about 2 month old with about 30 kois 16" to 28". Pond doing great and bottom algae growing out very fast. About a week ago my koi started eating all the bottom algae up at a very fast rate, now they are starting eating them of the walls. I know it's not harmful to them, but it's killing my skimmer with left over algae and I'm cleaning out my skimmer filter everyday. I have also increased my koi feeding to 4 to 5 times a day. Anyone have any ideas please let me know?

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      • #4

        I believe fish eating algae is a good thing. Very good for there health, color, growth, etc.

        The excess you have is not created by the fish eating. A new pond can produce a lot of algae for the first year and maybe the second. Cutting back on the feedings is suppose to help, but who wants to do that. Just do like a lot of us and dip it out, clean the skimmers and the filters. In a couple of years you'll be set.
        Robert

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        • #5

          Tom, where are the pics of your showa growout?

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          • #6

            Sorry, for the late reply, was out of town on vacation with the kids. Camera not working, but working on getting a new camera to send in pictures.

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            • #7

              Sorry for the delay Flounder, here are my koi's pictures. I'm sorry for the mistake, but after re-reading my thread I made a type-o, the koi I wanted to replace for #31 was #52 not #25 my bad. I have attached pictures of #52, 9, 80 these are not current pictures, but taken 2 month ago out of QT don't know if I attached pic correctly oh well here goes nothing.
              Attached Files

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              • #8

                [quote=4TEXAS;117273]
                Originally posted by jnorth View Post
                Koi Info
                Koi 1 size when recieved:#9 (9.5")
                Koi 2 size when recieved:#80 (10")
                Koi 3 size when recieved:#52 (9")

                Koi 1 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16"
                Koi 2 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16"
                Koi 3 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 15.5"

                Koi 1 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:
                Koi 2 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:
                Koi 3 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09:

                Pond temp when received:80 degree
                Pond temp at 6 month photo: 73 degree
                Pond temp at final photo:

                Pond Info
                Gallons:7,000
                Stocking rate:30
                Filtration:Settlement Chamber W/ Multichamber Filter
                Liner Type:
                Turnover rate:
                Dimensions:
                Water changes per week:1 a week
                Amount of water changed %: 5% - 10%

                Food Info
                Brand and Type fed: Kenko Pro, Spirillini, Krill

                Owner Info
                Years in hobby:5
                Years buying show koi:2
                Zone:Houston
                State:Texas

                Fun Stuff
                Koi 1 sex guess when received:Female
                Koi 2 sex guess when received:Male
                Koi 3 sex guess when received:Female
                Koi 1 name:Patches
                Koi 2 name:Bob
                Koi 3 name:Lucky

                Here are recent pictures of koi #9, 80, and 52. They have grown alot and special thanks to Ryan who helped me net them, measured them and took the pictures for me. I couldn't find my camera, hope that they can put on a few more inches before the weather gets any colder.
                Attached Files

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                • #9

                  That growth is awesome. I'm trying to an inch a month and here you go with 2 inch per month.
                  Robert

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                  • #10

                    Originally posted by cmungo View Post
                    That growth is awesome. I'm trying to an inch a month and here you go with 2 inch per month.

                    Thanks for the complement, but I learned from the best. I asked Ryan the secret to his grow out and he told me steroids and dog food, but to much may cause them to jump to high.

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                    • #11

                      nice progress on your showa growouts...I had a hard time netting mine for photo shoot today..ended up with a minor split fin on mine....Next time I'll call you and Ryan to come help

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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by 4TEXAS View Post
                        Thanks for the complement, but I learned from the best. I asked Ryan the secret to his grow out and he told me steroids and dog food, but to much may cause them to jump to high.
                        Hmmmm….so dog food and steroids. Do you use the same brand all year?
                        They look great!

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                        • #13

                          Originally posted by dtran6 View Post
                          nice progress on your showa growouts...I had a hard time netting mine for photo shoot today..ended up with a minor split fin on mine....Next time I'll call you and Ryan to come help
                          Thanks for the praises, I'm getting good growth but the sumi has not come up yet compared to everyone else Showa. I understand that for showa the sumi takes a while, but I'm looking at how bright and show ready everyone koi are doing I feel that I'm missing something. Planning to change food out next year to see if there will be any changes.

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                          • #14

                            Koi Info
                            Koi 1 size when recieved:#9 (9.5")
                            Koi 2 size when recieved:#80 (10")
                            Koi 3 size when recieved:#25 (9")

                            Koi 1 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16
                            Koi 2 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 16
                            Koi 3 size between 10/1/08 and 11/1/08: 15.5

                            Koi 1 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 19.5
                            Koi 2 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 20
                            Koi 3 size between 6/1/09 and 7/1/09: 18.5

                            Pond temp when received:80 degree
                            Pond temp at 6 month photo:73 degree
                            Pond temp at final photo:86 degree

                            Pond Info
                            Gallons:7,000
                            Stocking rate:30
                            Filtration:Settlement Chamber W/ Multichamber Filter
                            Liner Type:
                            Turnover rate:
                            Dimensions:
                            Water changes per week:1 a week
                            Amount of water changed %: 5% - 10%

                            Food Info
                            Brand and Type fed: Kenko Pro, Spirillini, Krill.
                            Switch 1/2009 feed: Hi-Silk 21, Ea Show, Hikari Growth
                            Owner Info
                            Years in hobby:5
                            Years buying show koi:2
                            Zone:Houston
                            State:Texas

                            Fun Stuff
                            Koi 1 sex guess when received:Female
                            Koi 2 sex guess when received:Male
                            Koi 3 sex guess when received:Female
                            Koi 1 name:Patches
                            Koi 2 name:Bob
                            Koi 3 name:Lucky

                            Sorry for the delay; the temp has been too hot to bowl fish, finally bowled fish at 6am today and water temp was at 86 degree. Sorry for the picture quality they were not very cooperative, maybe water was to hot to be bowled and they didn't like it so I had to move fast. Got very good growth, but sumi has not come up on any of the fish, may due to water temp. Since switching out on food and doing more water changes, I noticed that the beni and the shiroji got much cleaner and deeper. This grow-out has been a very facinating experience for me and even if I didn't win anything I really appreciate the opportunity to learn from everyone.
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                            • #15

                              holymackanoly! you got a lot of growth!
                              I would like to see what that sumi on #1 is doing next year

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