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    D for me, it's not even close. i'm a sucker for...

    D for me, it's not even close. i'm a sucker for thick tail tubes. is the koi an older fish than the other 3?
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    i believe it was the lighting. the head still has...

    i believe it was the lighting. the head still has a yellowish tinge.
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    brought the showa up today 15Jan05. definitely...

    brought the showa up today 15Jan05. definitely male, but still growing well. now 58cm (11cm in 4 months). the menware has suddenly come to life.
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    the shusui is now 56.5cm (10cm growth in 4...

    the shusui is now 56.5cm (10cm growth in 4 months). updated pic attached.
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    Derrick, i plan to have annual medical check up...

    Derrick, i plan to have annual medical check up of my kois next week. heh heh. if proceed with it, i'll take pic of the showa for you.
    did you buy the dainichi showa from Zion that you were...
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    Aaron, long time no see! great to hear about...

    Aaron,
    long time no see!
    great to hear about your showa. 76cm is fantastic. please take a photo. how about your tancho, hana sushui, hoshikin kohakus? please update us too.

    yes i like ranchus...
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    i have a couple of female dainichi showas. one of...

    i have a couple of female dainichi showas. one of them was born in 2000, 65cm now and seems to have stopped growing and still skinny. won a first prize showa in Singapore show at her size group as a...
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    Luke, indeed in our shows here, we do not...

    Luke, indeed in our shows here, we do not separate dealer's division and hobbyist's. this is the case in Singapore too. as for the GC re-enter rule, there was a showa that won GC 3 years in a row in...
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    first of all, i think those of us with differing...

    first of all, i think those of us with differing opinions on this may just have to agree to disagree. we'll all have our views and some of us may never be swayed.

    personally, my opinion is...
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    my 2 cents. being a hobbyist with limited means...

    my 2 cents.
    being a hobbyist with limited means - the major one being a small pond - i fully appreciate fellow hobbyists who work their tails off trying to make their koi look their best under less...
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    in my experience, saki hikari High Growth creates...

    in my experience, saki hikari High Growth creates the most waste in the pond. also leaves an oily layer in the surface.
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    hahaha. not exactly being very PC here, but yes i...

    hahaha. not exactly being very PC here, but yes i feel very much the same way as you. nice pretty face but bad figure what's the point right? i guess the analogy for a guy would be someone smart but...
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    my 2 cents: - kohaku B: beautiful snow white...

    my 2 cents:
    - kohaku B: beautiful snow white shiroji but my gut feeling says this koi's belly will not take well to heavy feeding.
    - sanke E: nice tsubo sumi but first hiban too big compared to...
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    Handy, keeping good skin (including shiroji) is...

    Handy,
    keeping good skin (including shiroji) is a big issue, yes, but for me my main concern is keeping a good body shape on the koi. i don't keep koi so seriously to the extent of demanding...
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    Hi Handy just call me Joy. yes yellowish...

    Hi Handy
    just call me Joy.
    yes yellowish shiroji could be because of spirulina of course, but there are a few other factors too as mentioned (water temp, genetics, food, etc). individual fish may...
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    Hi Monscine my 2 cents. i've also heard a...

    Hi Monscine

    my 2 cents.

    i've also heard a few times that male fish may have bigger chance of yellowing rather than female, although i'm sure there are cases of exception.

    as for having a...
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    i'm curious to know how many farms Momotaro...

    i'm curious to know how many farms Momotaro bought their new parents from.
    the matter now is wider than just Momotaro's farm, and we don't know which farm the KHV originated from as Momotaro can'tor...
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    i don't think we can simply just judge those who...

    i don't think we can simply just judge those who take offense against Koizumi's visit as people who need a chill pill. feelings run very deep on this matter.

    Brian summed it up perfectly imho.
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    among the 4, i'd keep the kohaku. sanke 2 and 3...

    among the 4, i'd keep the kohaku.
    sanke 2 and 3 have questionable body shapes i.e potruding belly while no. 4 seems a bit inbalanced where the body seems short in comparison with the fins. just my...
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    are you planning to rear them in tokyo itself, or...

    are you planning to rear them in tokyo itself, or bringing them out of the country? if it's the latter, there's a dealer who's not too far from Narita airport called Tani. i don't know about the...
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    one of mine. local born chagoi (Dec '02 so barely...

    one of mine. local born chagoi (Dec '02 so barely 3 years old), 77cm. Male! a gift from a dealer when the koi was barely 30cm and skinny as a toothpick at 9 months old having lived in a 500l fibre...
  22. yes logistically Summer Koi is the easiest to get...

    yes logistically Summer Koi is the easiest to get to, but imho Zion and Max have more impressive establishments. i'd suggest to rent a cab by the hour to get to the latter 2 places though cause...
  23. there are quite a number of hobbyists here that...

    there are quite a number of hobbyists here that come from Spore.
    i used to stay there, but now i'm in indonesia.
    there has been koi pond(s) in CHangi since many, many years ago (15??). too bad it's...
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    i think you'd have to qualify that question by...

    i think you'd have to qualify that question by stating how many pieces of koi are we talking about here. i assume you mean a normal hobbyists' quantity a few pieces max).

    don't know about the...
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    would have to be Sakai Hiroshima i suppose. they...

    would have to be Sakai Hiroshima i suppose. they produce practically every type except asagi and purachina, and seem to cater for every kind of budget from cheap end yet decent koi right up to the...
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