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  • Momotaro Auction Jan 11th

    Just wanted to give everyone a FYI...Have a gander and drool over which ones you would like....

    http://www.momotaro-koi.org/english/
    The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.
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    I need a bigger pond.

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    • #3

      Dehydration (drooling) is a very real danger at this point.
      Semper in excreta, sumus solum profundum variat

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      • #4

        I need Bill Gates to adopt me... Why couldn't I have been one of Sam Walton's kids.



        Originally posted by MikeM
        I need a bigger pond.
        The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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        • #5

          a pond full of ten grand koi is just a bit outside my budget! Not gonna find anything better, that's for sure!

          ( I have a friend I'd bet posts-"hey, It's only money" let's watch and see!)
          Dick Benbow

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          • #6

            Just to let you guys know on the jumbo kohaku tosais, that the male parent is of eagle bloodline and the female is an 84cm yonsai ginrin kohaku.

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            • #7

              I forgot to also mention that the jumbo tosai kohakus are born on June 6, 2004. These are truly jumbo for there age.....6months!

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              • #8

                Scott, six Momotaro dealers in Holland! Quite a fan club there.

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                • #9

                  LOL that's why I got out of the business after only two years. It seems every person that has ever dug a hole in his yard is now a dealer.

                  I can tell you one of the Momotaro dealers listed is a specialist dealer in Israeli koi, brags to me about the quality of his gravel filters and insists on selling his clients filter start bacteria every spring. I once bought a 35 cm nisai kohaku from him... it spawned in my qtank! Needless to say I have stopped visiting the gentleman in question.
                  Sorry to say that the quality of the dealer doesn't seem to be a prerequisit to becoming a dealer for Momotaro.

                  If I had the dosh to buy one of these fish, I would rather do it thru our Mike Snaden and travel to Bristol to pic it up than buy it from a dealer in Holland. Mind you all the fish I have bought in the last ten years have come from the UK. I have yet to find a dealer here who suits me.
                  B.Scott
                  Semper in excreta, sumus solum profundum variat

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                  • #10

                    Dear Scott

                    Is that way you never tried to name the one I decribed in my PM? or are you gone all Union Jack ?
                    Nishikigoi knows as all other smart things no boarders
                    Tone - Truls -Petter
                    Vogata NI

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                    • #11

                      B.Scott


                      There is part of me that seemed surprised about your revelation, yet another that said, hey you see that kinda stuff around here why not there?

                      Small world!
                      Dick Benbow

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                      • #12

                        Petter, you mentioned a dealer in Germany... I have NO experiance with German dealers except the ones I have met when working the stands at the Dutch Koi show. Of those there aren't any I remember to any extent. Sorry.


                        Dick for some reason koi is suddenly a fad here as is becoming a koi dealer. You don't see as many in the garden centers but there are now koi dealers on every corner. In a ten mile circle around my house I would guess there are now at least 12. Half of these get all their fish from the same wholesaler and pay through the nose for fish which bring new meaning to the word Tatashita. The fish are in general highly over-priced and under-quality Why would I pay $800 for a fish I woldn't feed to my cat.
                        Maybe it's just that my taste has developed beyond my wallet size. That's easy to do in this business. A friend of mine was getting rid about 30 of his koi be cause he was planning on moving and asked me if I wanted to have any of them with the exception of two or three he was keeping. Didn't see a single one I liked. Maybe I need to learn to luv ugly fish, but all of you make it mighty hard the way you spoil me and put fancy notions in my head.
                        B.Scott
                        Semper in excreta, sumus solum profundum variat

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                        • #13

                          To me if the hobbyist knows more than the dealer then there is something wrong with the picture. Then again we all got to be smart shoppers and spend our money alittle more wisely. There are always "Lemons" swimming around gems at a dealers pond. Well anyways, I hope all are enjoying there New Year and the Momotaro Auction fish.
                          The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                          • #14

                            B.Scott, you are spot on. Not only is my "taste" now more expensive than I can afford, but if I had the much to spend on a fish that could die tomorrow, I'd feel guilty spending it that way! ... but, used to feel that way about a $100 koi. Guess in time one's sensibilities change.

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