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    I was a bad boy today. Me and my wife, and daughter went to Eastern Nishikigoi Koi today just to say hello to Ken. Guess what it turned into a buying trip. We got 3 more two year olds from him. We go a showa, tancho sanke, and a ginrin ochiba. I will pick them up in a week or so, and I will get some pictures of them then.

    Tom

    Keep it simple, keep it straight Koi-Bito.com
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    What's so bad about that...As long as you are happy with your purchase that's the only thing you can do. Well, see you in LA on the 5th at Ken's show...KOI-UNIT plans for Shinkokai membership as the first club in America!!!!!
    The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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    • #3

      It's bad when you don't have the money for them. Ken, Kevin and Andy took more than my budget for the next few years a few months ago. LOL So much for budgets. I guess getting koi is like building a pond. You set a budget and next thing you know your over it. All I can say it's nice that I have a wife that's getting into it. She put her claims on the Marujama Kohaku I got from Kevin and now she put her claim on the ginrin ochiba I just got from Ken. That's fine, she can put her claim on all of them, as long as I can get them. :0)

      Tom

      Keep it simple, keep it straight Koi-Bito.com

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      • #4

        NOTE TO SELF:
        Get the woman that thinks she is married to me interested in koi.

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        • #5

          Luke tell her it's for her, not you.

          Tom

          Keep it simple, keep it straight Koi-Bito.com

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          • #6

            good luck on getting her involved. mine was in the beginning. then when I started getting rid of the pond mutts towards a show standard she and the kids lost interest. She always loved koromos. She had a good one once called "jay-jay". It was named after the towing company that came to bring our audi back to the garage for repair when the tranny went out on it on the way to a distant koi dealer. We called to say we were not coming and why and he came and got us, found her the koi she wanted and then drove us an hr back home! We would have called her by his name "mark" but it didn't fit! (lol)
            Dick Benbow

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            • #7

              My wife (intentionally?) picks the least attractive koi and proclaims it as "hers", and therefore untouchable by the hands of sembetsu-san.

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              • #8

                Dick that's what I call customer service. I will have to call my dealers and see if they will pick me up next time they get new koi in. LOL Dick do you have a picture of that koi?

                Here's the showa we got. It a Sakuma showa and is about 17" long. It said buy me, so we did. I have to say I think my wife does have a eye for koi. For some reason when we go to look at koi, she always picks out the nicer $$ ones. As I learn more from people on these boards what to look for, I start pointing out things to her.

                With the three new koi that brings the number up to 8 that will be in the pond after I get rid of the others I have. I might keep one other or two others that are in the pond now. They are to small to know if they are males or females yet. I still want a sanke and a shiro for the pond. Then that should do it and will watch them grow. I don't think the shiro or the sanke will come this year. The plan was 10 koi for the new pond. My wife thinks it needs more, but the max it will have is 13 for 9,000 gallons. At that I think they will still grow well.

                Tom


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                • #9

                  My daughter would always ask if she could pick the koi when I went to buy one. My answer NO-WAY! If I was buying a car I wouldn't let her pick either.
                  Luke they do the same thing to me. Pick one fish and it becomes "HERS" and by rights untouchable.
                  Semper in excreta, sumus solum profundum variat

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                  • #10

                    Nice Showa.

                    ..... If you have the will power to stick by that resolution, you are stronger than me! My goal is to get to the point that I acquire one good koi per year, but I doubt I'll be able to give up getting some tosai each year to watch. (I have gotten pretty good at finding new homes for them after a year or so.)

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                    • #11

                      I have gotten pretty good at finding new homes for them after a year or so.
                      Does this mean you don't have much luck with tosia turning out the way you want them too?

                      Tom

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                      • #12

                        Tom: I do not expect a lot out of tosai. I enjoy watching their development and learning from them. This past spring I got two pairs of koi for learning purposes ... the two Sanke tosai that are the subject of the "fading hi" thread on this board, and a pair of Showa, one a decent quality Torazo and the other a $15 "show special" that had a lot of flash & no quality. I got these with no intention of keeping them permanently. Just wanted to learn from them and enjoy watching. There is always a risk of becoming attached to one, but the thing to remember about all tosai is that the person who knows them best, their breeder, did not think them worth keeping a second year.

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                        • #13

                          I no longer purchase gosanke tosais, haven't had much success with them.

                          I do look for outstanding non-gosanke tosais, however.
                          Bancherd

                          Thai Koi-Keepers' Group

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                          • #14

                            Tom C nice Showa...is it male?
                            The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                            • #15

                              It better not be a male, I was told it's a female. It even said female on his site. http://www.enkoi.com/koi/koi_for_sal...breeder=sakuma

                              If Ken said it's a female, I trust it is.

                              I have no plans for males in the pond, unless you want to sell me one of your males.

                              Tom

                              Keep it simple, keep it straight Koi-Bito.com

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