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  • #141 Omosako Grow Out

    I'm not accustomed to losing fish but I guess it has to happen to everyone some time.

    I easily netted and bagged my #1 pick along with one of the Omosako "extras" that I bought. She was 20". I packed them in separate ice chests Sunday morning for the 30 minute ride to the new mud pond where we're moving. They were fine.

    When I opened her box she had bled out, the water was blood red. Right or wrong, I made the decision to let her out without adjusting the water temp to get her out of that water. There was a noticeable difference in temp. Monday, she was dead. The other fish is fine.

    I'm not sure what happened but I'm thinking she must have had a heart attack. I feel bad because if we didn't have to move, she'd still be alive. I was really interested in learning from her because she was almost school bus yellow with inky black sumi. I was told she would turn snow white once she had eggs.

    I think the last time I lost a fish was about 8 years ago and it was a new arrival.
    The views expressed above are my own personal views and, as such, do not necessarily reflect the views of the AKCA or the KHA program.
    SANDY
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    I really hate to hear that. Some fish don't seem to suffer moving stress at all while others bleed the moment they see a net. Hard to predict what they'll do until its too late.
    Larry Iles
    Oklahoma

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    • #3

      I've netted her many times for measurements and she's never bled. If she would have started bleeding when I netted her or had her in the tub, I wouldn't have moved her that day. She didn't do it until she was in the ice chest and closed up. It's strange.
      The views expressed above are my own personal views and, as such, do not necessarily reflect the views of the AKCA or the KHA program.
      SANDY

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      • #4

        It is weird. We've had several that used to bleed when handled at all who haven't had a negative reaction like that in years. I've only had one bleed in a bag and it was just enough to tint the water a bit. I really don't know what you could have done to predict or prevent this from happening. Sad.
        Larry Iles
        Oklahoma

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        • #5

          bummer....soo sorry about the loss Sandy....
          Lawanna

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          • #6

            always excitement in the hobby.
            we have a shiro mostly white ,well we call her blush cause if you even look at her to long in the pond she will start pinking up.we have taken her to a show and afraid sometime she might get benched as a Hi utursi.
            Paul Korf

            member of:
            Midwest Pond and Koi Society
            Louisville Koi club
            IKONA

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            • #7

              Sandy which one? have you got the numbers right?

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              • #8

                Sorry, I was wrong about the number, it was 146.
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                The views expressed above are my own personal views and, as such, do not necessarily reflect the views of the AKCA or the KHA program.
                SANDY

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                • #9

                  thats the one I thought you might be speaking of, I am sorry you lost her.
                  the sumi was getting like ink! and would would have been nice to see if that white was going to clean up,

                  how is the other doing? have you moved anyone else?

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                  • #10

                    how 'bout a pic of the one that is left?
                    things aren't adding up, it seems like the best one might still be alive....

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                    • #11

                      Meg, I haven't moved anyone else yet. I'm moving them Sat and Sun.

                      Luke, this is the one still in the pond. It's more Bekko than Shiro. I'm freaking because she's been in the pond alone since Monday. I have 2 more that will be going in this weekend that I have more hope for.
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                      The views expressed above are my own personal views and, as such, do not necessarily reflect the views of the AKCA or the KHA program.
                      SANDY

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                      • #12

                        her shiro is beautiful!

                        which are you moving this weekend?

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                        • #13

                          MAN!
                          I mean "WOMAN"
                          both of those koi suck right now....
                          the "bekko" shows some chance at pattern improvement...shows there is alot of VEY submerged sumi (we are talking YEARS!)

                          I feel for ya babe

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                          • #14

                            That ain't a Bekko. It's a SU playin' possum. Might not ever let the sumi come up all the way but there are plenty of surprises lurking below that might come up...
                            Larry Iles
                            Oklahoma

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                            • #15

                              Meg, it depends on how much time I have. I want to move most of the big girls.

                              I'm sending Mike off tomorrow so hopefully the boys and I can get all the heavy furniture moved before he comes home. I don't want to end up in the ER again this weekend.

                              Luke, I'm the one that Mickey says my fish are slow learners! I like watching them. I have plenty of time.

                              Larry, at this point she looks more Bekko than Shiro but definitely Shiro. I'll keep her for a few years and see what happens.

                              The other 2 have much better patterns right now but are not growing as fast as these 2 did. One may be a male, I'll check when I pull her.
                              The views expressed above are my own personal views and, as such, do not necessarily reflect the views of the AKCA or the KHA program.
                              SANDY

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