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    #246! Mike which fish would you say exemplify the...

    #246! Mike which fish would you say exemplify the SSF and Matsunosuke bodylines?
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    We live in East Orlando, did not lose power, or...

    We live in East Orlando, did not lose power, or phone, or MSNBC (I threw that in for Tim). 12" of rain, 2 out of 3 leaves blown off of the trees. A 2" layer of leaves in the pond the morning after, a...
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    A small part of Ray's legacy.

    A small part of Ray's legacy.
  4. Thread: Some koi to see

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    Taro brought a shunrai for all to see (you need...

    Taro brought a shunrai for all to see (you need Shirley's pocketbook to take that one home). A shunrai being a kawarigoi raised the question of how to judge kawari since they are so diverse. Taro...
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    Some koi to see

    Taro Kodama came to our club meeting, OAK&PC, I bought these pretty ones .
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    I downloaded and read Dr. Gomelsky's e-book....

    I downloaded and read Dr. Gomelsky's e-book. Excellent, while aimed at the kichi he still gets the science in there with due deference to tradition and then ending upon mystery. At under $10 it is a...
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    Xavi, welcome to koibito, the is no true green...

    Xavi, welcome to koibito, the is no true green koi, but a bright yellow karasigoi, or storm cloud gray soragoi can be found at Kodama online or at the south Florida store. Where the n Florida do you...
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    Some photos

    Some photos
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    Some photos.

    Some photos.
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    It is show gosanke that drives the refinement of...

    It is show gosanke that drives the refinement of koi, that is one part of the show. But I always get a 6 foot tank at CFKS and bring koi (with one exception) that I raised from pond spawn eggs. A...
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    As my Dad would say, “The good old days weren’t...

    As my Dad would say, “The good old days weren’t all that good”. I joined in the gang warfare of the koi web forums back around 2008. I was so completely naïve at that time that I actually thought if...
  12. Thread: Gin rin again

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    Nice kinginrin over sumi. Ginrin is situated...

    Nice kinginrin over sumi. Ginrin is situated immediately below the scale, ginrin is this shining through the scale and made golden by hi above the scale. When the sumo is below the scale and the hi...
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    Boris, we appreciate you posting this here, I am...

    Boris, we appreciate you posting this here, I am not sure we have many comments that are relevant. I would observe, for what it is worth, that Kohaku get shimis, and where that black comes from is a...
  14. Boris, Thank you for posting your Akame Kigoi...

    Boris, Thank you for posting your Akame Kigoi abstract for us. I once said that there was no such thing as a koi geneticist, obviously I was wrong, but I know of no other than you!

    Interesting...
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    Mike. Yerrag’s fish looks just like the one you...

    Mike. Yerrag’s fish looks just like the one you gave me!

    KB is not some science blog, but we always talk about genetics, and epigenetics is the new new thing so:

    Epigenetics. Epi means...
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    I think that Dr. Gomelsky demonstrated that...

    I think that Dr. Gomelsky demonstrated that pattern, regarded as percentage of coverage, on average, falls between the percentages of the parents. There will be some extremes at either end of the...
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    Michael, You are ever the diplomat! That summary...

    Michael, You are ever the diplomat! That summary of nishikigoi refinement is text book (and given the author it would be impolite for me to criticize). Maybe you, or one of our KB brethren, know...
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    The red color in koi is primarily carotenoid, the...

    The red color in koi is primarily carotenoid, the reddest probably astaxanthin. As yerrag (firstname?) indicates carteniods are used to mediate stress. If stress is a factor in your koi’s beni loss...
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    I see in the August Issue of Nichirin a nice...

    I see in the August Issue of Nichirin a nice write up of CFKS with a separate photo spread. There are Bill’s photos of Yate’s GC Kohaku and Mike’s sanke, Henry’s kohaku, Tim’s two winners and...
  20. Thread: Gin rin again

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    I have warned everyone who will listen, don’t...

    I have warned everyone who will listen, don’t start to study gin rin it is a rabbit hole and you will never find your way back. So it is best not to encourage me. It is funny, is it not, that what...
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    The naming of diamond gin rin (Hiroshima gin rin)...

    The naming of diamond gin rin (Hiroshima gin rin) seems plain enough as does the naming of pearl gin rin. Anyone know the origin of the terms "kado" and "beta" (after "alpha"?)?
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    I have seen matsunosuke gin and I have a photo or...

    I have seen matsunosuke gin and I have a photo or two. The shine is more along the lateral line than the dorsally oriented diagin. Would you equate beta gin with matsunosuke gin?

    In Nishkigoi...
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    Gin rin again

    We've all seen this diagram listing 4 types of gin rin. There are pictures of pearl gin rin, kado gin rin and diamond gin rin. What about Beta gin rin anyone have a photo?
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    The paper that I referenced at the start of this...

    The paper that I referenced at the start of this thread “Skin development in bony fish with particular emphasis on collagen deposition in the dermis of the zebrafish” doesn’t come up with the old...
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    What is pattern? Google gives: Noun: 1. ...

    What is pattern? Google gives:

    Noun:
    1. a repeated decorative design
    2. a model or design used as a guide in needlework and other crafts

    Verb:
    3. decorate with a recurring design...
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