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    Hey,
    Here are some pics of the fish I have moved over to my new 4400 gallon pond. Here are some pics of a Shiro I got last year and then pics taken on June 3. I got her(maybe him) at the end of last season and he didnt grow muchin length, except he developed an impressive bone structure. The sumi has gotten much better.
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    Here is the Momotaro Kohaku, in a ony a few weeks time there is some good growth.

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      This is a Jinbei sanke I bought at the end of last year, its growth was compromised by some mouth rot problems. Hopefully it will put on some good size this year as it is probably going to be my best fish. Incredible tategoi.

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        And here is the last fish to be moved over for now. A 2 year old Ohya Showa Female. First pic is from the beggining of this year when it was purchased by the dealer. However all the girth has been lost because one of the above 3 fish spawned with her oh well . It was supposed to be a female only pond...I guess I was wrong.

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          Alex,

          These shots are good as well for people to see.

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          • #6

            Nice collection of youngsters! You are going to have a great summer watching them develop. .... Don't think you'll do much in a young koi show, though. These will be too big by September.

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            • #7

              Alex,
              No comment on the breeder of the Shiro? I agree with Mike, your going to really enjoy your summer watching these koi grow and mature.
              I quess if i was forced to admit which one I like best it would be the kohaku followed closely by the shiro!
              Thanks for sharing the photos and I hope to see them again this fall!
              Dick Benbow

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              • #8

                Hey Dick,
                Its a Kaneko shiro, it was the cheapest out of the 4 and I have been very surprised by its development. Soon I will also move over the momotaro sanke I bought and have the updated picture. Also the reason why the little jinbei sanke will be my best and not the kohaku...the kohaku is my moms fish.

                Bext Regards,
                Alex Gibbs

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                • #9

                  A pic for Alex!

                  Hi Alex,

                  Here is another one for you,... just taken today. Do you recognize?

                  Best Wishes,
                  Brady

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                  • #10

                    Hey Brady,
                    Yeha I recognize him, got to think of a name for him...hes looking good. Thanks for posting the head shot

                    Best Regards,
                    Alex Gibbs

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                      I like your collection of fish.....I think you need a chagoi to balance out the colors you already have.
                      The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                      • #12

                        Chagoi?

                        I'd say yamabuki ogon. Every pond should have one.

                        But, if going the "goi" route, how about Soragoi. A soft gray does make the reds stand out.

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                        • #13

                          There will be another momotaro sanke goign in there, an omosako shiro, and nice gin rin kigoi...I dont care if the colors work well together Im just interested in growth.

                          Best Regards,
                          Alex Gibbs

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                          • #14

                            If growth is what you are after then go with ogon or chagoi. I bought a 10" chagoi a year and a half ago and it is already 19". This growth was achieved in my 1500gal pond. By the way, we all know all those fish are going into a 4500gal pond. What other factors are you using to grow your fish big. When I say factors I mean:
                            1. feed? 2. filter system? Don't want to be nosey but I was curious what kind of game plan you have....
                            The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                            • #15

                              Hey, Aquitori
                              Not being nosey at all, I am feeding them Hi-Silk and what is left over of some dainichi premium food, mixed with some sho koi. The pond is filtered by an Ultima II and a TT that I am still trying to build, and I might also add on some kaldnes chambers. I do about three 10% water changes a week. Feed often in small amounts. Water changes are accompanied with backwashing the Ultima. Lots of aireation in the pond.

                              Best Regards,
                              Alex Gibbs

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