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  1. Hi Mike, Definitely not a prank. I am...

    Hi Mike,

    Definitely not a prank. I am aware of some rivalries and/or bad blood, but Japanese society frowns on open prolonged hostility so its usually held back inside and not displayed or...
  2. Found a Yahoo article that contains a video...

    Found a Yahoo article that contains a video interview (from Nihon Terebi) with staff:

    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/nnn?a=20191107-00000395-nnn-soci
  3. Reports of Greenhouse Pond maliciously drained in Mushigame. 1,000+ koi dead

    According to the following report, it seems that Matsuda Yorijo's greenhouse in Mushigame, Yamakoshi was the victim of deliberate sabotage.

    The drain pipe was pulled out causing the ponds...
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    Yep, looks like it could get very ugly....

    Yep, looks like it could get very ugly. Generators are in short supply during hurricanes, but all koi keepers should consider having one on hand in case power is lost. Hope the storm stays out to sea...
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    Hi Mike, I don't think it's you at all. This...

    Hi Mike,

    I don't think it's you at all. This trend has been building up over the years, and you've hit on some important points. Firstly, I get the feeling that the prices of good quality gosanke...
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    I did a Karashi female X Yamabuki male cross last...

    I did a Karashi female X Yamabuki male cross last year and the metallic sheen didn't quite come through as I had expected it to. Had some very interesting offsping that were generally lighter in...
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    Karashi, Yamabuki x Karashi spawnings

    Took these out of their nursery pond where they were being fed a diet of Daphnia and dry powdered supplement powder. Have had very good results spawning so far this year with a new method, at least...
  8. Thread: Kohaku spawning

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    I like Ray's pitch, and if he ever held a garage...

    I like Ray's pitch, and if he ever held a garage sale I'm sure that his table was empty at the end of the day! Can't blame him for trying though. :D

    Seriously though, akamuji are a throwback...
  9. Thread: Kohaku spawning

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    Yes, that last video was actually a few days shy...

    Yes, that last video was actually a few days shy of 3 weeks and am at 3 weeks and a day now. There's more of a size differential with the fry, but I only see a few genuine "tobi". Can just start to...
  10. Thread: Kohaku spawning

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    And here they are again two weeks later. The size...

    And here they are again two weeks later. The size is coming on as well as various levels of color. Once the fry reach a certain size, they become a lot more vigorous and it's easier to tell how many...
  11. Thread: Kohaku spawning

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    Kohaku spawning

    Below is a video of the 1st Kohaku spawning taken earlier this month. The fry were 1 week old at the time and still lacking color and less that 1cm in length. Will post another video of their...
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    Didn't plan well enough for this year, but should...

    Didn't plan well enough for this year, but should be better situated next year to either travel or send something nice down there! ;)
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    Yes they do. It was obviously modeled after the...

    Yes they do. It was obviously modeled after the Fukushin unit.
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    $550 for this one versus $1380 for the Fukushin...

    $550 for this one versus $1380 for the Fukushin feeder. Quite a big difference.
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    I've heard that from a few people, but I don't...

    I've heard that from a few people, but I don't think that Fukushin Denki (producer of the PFX-17) has anything to do with this unit. Besides the unit being slightly bigger (and the solar panel as...
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    A Tale of Two Autofeeders

    Apologies to Charles Dickens!

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    I've used the solar type Esa-Yari Meijin for years (known also as Feeding Master or PXF-17) and have had very little issue. It has proven to be a reliable...
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    And thank you all for being part of it!

    And thank you all for being part of it!
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    Hi Sunny! I hope to keep the forum going for a...

    Hi Sunny! I hope to keep the forum going for a very long time and now that I've removed that bad code it should be much easier to manage. The land that I live on came with a deep well that decided it...
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    Some changes to the forum

    Hello All,

    I've finally gotten around to doing something that's been on my list to do for years, and that was to upgrade the underlying software which runs this forum. It was badly out of date,...
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    Rob! How are you? Yep, it's been a long time and...

    Rob! How are you? Yep, it's been a long time and we both still have the bug. The forum is still going thanks in no small part to a number of longtime members that contribute regularly.

    It's been...
  21. Thread: Hello from NJ

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    Hello there and welcome to Koi-Bito! Nice looking...

    Hello there and welcome to Koi-Bito! Nice looking tank there. What took you to Japan if I may ask?
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    Thanks Jim! Happy New Year to you and everyone on...

    Thanks Jim! Happy New Year to you and everyone on the forum. May 2019 be a prosperous year for all. :D
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    Hi Mike, I'm still on the far side of the...

    Hi Mike,

    I'm still on the far side of the learning curve of culling these as well, so not sure what the edge sumi means in terms of culling yet other than the higher amount when small, the more...
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    Hi Mike, None of the other male parents have...

    Hi Mike,

    None of the other male parents have any GR in their background, at least that I'm aware of. It really struck me as odd as well, but I think there is probably any explanation somewhere. I...
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    Karashi and Karashi hybrid fry

    I pulled a set of Karashi out of the mud pond a few weeks back and filmed a bowl to show the different types. They were a large number of "grayish" fry produced. They might look darker and brown in...
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