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  • Why breed koi?

    I'd bred several kinds of pet in my childhood and teens,

    however I's unable to breed koi coz the problem of space.

    Therefore having a koi pond became my first hope on my dream house.



    On the other hand,

    koi may release my stresses.



    How about u?



  • #2

    Breeding

    Jason



    When you say breeding do you mean the actual spawning of koi and then growing the fry or do you mean purchasing koi and then growing.



    I know in Japan the term 'breeding' applies to the latter, i.e. growing koi on.



    Mark
    Mark Gardner

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    • #3

      Mark,



      I mean the latter,

      but hope to enjoy the former.



      Call a Spade a Spade, it is nearly infeasible to cultivate spawning of koi in Hong Kong due to our limited living space.



      Moreover, our local technique & knowledge on koi breeding are limited when it is not popular due to our common limited living space. However I'm very happy to discover this web site when it introduces me a way to learn.



      Jason

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      • #4

        Keeping koi

        I think many/most people fall into being koi keepers. By this I mean that very few decide they want to keep koi and then go and build a large purpose built pond. The normal path seems to be build a garden pond, buy some goldfish, then buy some koi and then........well then you are on the route to being a koi keeper.



        There is something very infectious about koi, they can get there claws into you and once hooked very difficult to get away.



        Mark
        Mark Gardner

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        • #5

          Originally posted by Jason Poon

          Call a Spade a Spade, it is nearly infeasible to cultivate spawning of koi in Hong Kong due to our limited living space.


          Jason,



          Living in the greater Tokyo area, with the price of land being what it is, I can certainly appreciate your situation in HK!



          :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
          Brian Sousa
          Koi-Bito Forum

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          • #6

            New pond

            Brian



            How is the new pond coming on, have you started it yet?



            Mark
            Mark Gardner

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            • #7

              Unfortunately, no. Our plans have been changed due to a lawsuit concerning the land that we were purchasing...



              :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
              Brian Sousa
              Koi-Bito Forum

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              • #8

                Back to the drawing board?

                So you having to start all over again?



                I know a chap out your way that has got a clever idea with bricks when youve got the land :wink:



                Good luck with it.
                Mark Gardner

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                • #9

                  Well, as I've now learned, real estate is a very crooked business in Japan. You would be amazed at what people can get away with! I'll spare you the details, but I remain absolutely amazed what a grey area real estate and contract laws and fraud issues occupy in this country...
                  Brian Sousa
                  Koi-Bito Forum

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                  • #10

                    Brian,



                    I'm so sorry to hear about it.

                    But Japanese is one of the most faithful people in the world (in my mind).



                    Jason

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                    • #11

                      Hi Jason,



                      If you think like that, then you'll probably set yourself up for an evetual fall. There's crooks everywhere, and you always need to keep your wits about you no matter where you are. Thanks for your concern though.
                      Brian Sousa
                      Koi-Bito Forum

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                      • #12

                        Jason,

                        what a beautiful pond! Raising koi like Mark says is infectious! The last two years i have been actually breeding koi and it's a ball! The patterns change, what looks good at 2 inches is a dog at 4! last year i bred 6 couples and I hope to double that for this year. the mastukawabake's, and kumonryu were my best effort. my worst? Sankes! My newest efforts will include showa. Both wagoi and douitsu. I have secured a hosokai female narumi asagi and a male otsuka reverse. I intend to breed them and see what I come up with. I think the fun of it is learning the secrets of what to save and what to put down the road. Our two commercial breeders here in the USA told me on this board earlier this year you have to be passionate about the kind you breed, so I'm thinking I'll do well.

                        thanks for sharing your photo!
                        Dick Benbow

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                        • #13

                          Ya that is bad news Brian.



                          Maybe you should move out here to Niigata. Good living, less uber-urbia.

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                          • #14

                            Yeah Matt,



                            I'd love to live in the countryside. People from the city and country in Japan are like night and day. Unfortunately, my daughters' school and my wife's wishes prevent me from from doing so. :cry:



                            One thing's for sure, there certainly are plenty of parasites in the city.



                            :evil: :evil: :twisted: :twisted:
                            Brian Sousa
                            Koi-Bito Forum

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                            • #15

                              Benbow's Asagi

                              Dick: When you get those asagi, you need to post pics! I really want to see the reverse asagi!!!!

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