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    Akia San. how much would these cost in Japan ? I...

    Akia San. how much would these cost in Japan ? I ask as i am HOPING to go on a buying trip next year, and thes are just what I will be looking for.

    Brian
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    hi all nice little thread to show that buying...

    hi all nice little thread to show that buying tosia in not as simple as looking at body shape , alone.
    I will go female , male ,female . But like the turn them over idea.


    sorry didn't see all...
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    Thanks Mike, compared to six months ago I am...

    Thanks Mike, compared to six months ago I am great ! The fact that I am now feeling at all is a bit of a plus.
    Daft things like going to sleep knowing that you have a good chance of waking up makes...
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    correct !!! sorry my brain is not working too...

    correct !!! sorry my brain is not working too well still have morphine pads on and thinking is hard some days !!!
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    Hi Mike it also helps if you have some expertise...

    Hi Mike it also helps if you have some expertise and detailed knowledge to start with. You are one of those that has forgotten more than we know !!
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    Hi all. happy join day TS. only 35 posts in 10...

    Hi all. happy join day TS. only 35 posts in 10 years!
    Take the advice of Mike (MCA) HE IS AN oyagoi not just because he has been a member for such a long time, but because if you get close you will...
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    Hi GUYS, OH TO HAVE RAIN THAT IS 7 .HEAVEN !!!!...

    Hi GUYS, OH TO HAVE RAIN THAT IS 7 .HEAVEN !!!!
    I keep banging on, but look at your two last post, one is in metric the other imperial ! Grams and gallons don't mix.

    If you use metric all...
  8. Hi Debbie, welcome you will find so much info...

    Hi Debbie, welcome you will find so much info from this site,so many help full people you will not find time to read all the feedback.

    You are working with a pond builder, that should mean that...
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    Hi Nivek, always hard to just look at a pic and...

    Hi Nivek, always hard to just look at a pic and make an informed choice. You see things that are not there and miss things that are !!!!
    If possible always see is the koi in real life.
    I like...
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    Hi Marcrus, I have no idea about what part of the...

    Hi Marcrus, I have no idea about what part of the world you live. In some areas rain water is the cleanest water they can get. Tap water is designed to be fit for humans not fish, various chemicals...
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    Am I just getting old or is the quality of Shusui...

    Am I just getting old or is the quality of Shusui going down hill. In the 80s I had a mid blue stunning one. she had a red nose, hence I named her Rudolf ! ( kuchi beni )name after the ladies of the...
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    Hi Sanjay, hope you and yours are all well....

    Hi Sanjay, hope you and yours are all well.
    First, you can only buy what is on sale! We in the west have lots of koi to choose from. you however have a smaller number, thus you have to make your...
  13. Thanks for the welcome back. Wish it was only the...

    Thanks for the welcome back. Wish it was only the back ! but hope that is the end of all that!
    Tim, great starting point for you Goshiki, strong kohaku pattern ( one that would hold its own as a...
  14. Hi Mike M, glad to see you pointing out some of...

    Hi Mike M, glad to see you pointing out some of the merits of Chagoi. I am very much in your corner, I think depth of color more important than reticulation.
    The stress of a show can improve the...
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    Very nice fish, room in most peoples pond for a...

    Very nice fish, room in most peoples pond for a quality koi like this one. The show people out there will say ' it would have been better if it ended with a white section before the tail ' I think it...
  16. Hi ALL, BEEN AWAY, BUT BACK NOW

    hI ALL, I have been very ill, but am now well on the way to being better ! I hope you are all doing well, sadly I have noticed that at least one of our top men have passed on. HE WILL BE MISSED BY...
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    Hi MikeM, How are you accessing the 2013 Auction...

    Hi MikeM, How are you accessing the 2013 Auction ? All I keep getting is the 2012 !!!

    Brian
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    yes thanks Brett, glad I'm not the only one who...

    yes thanks Brett, glad I'm not the only one who finds out what and from where a name comes.
    Dick, only an American could come up with a word like ''HAPPENSTANCE ''
    Two countries separated by one...
  19. Hi Rick, have a look at sites like ...

    Hi Rick, have a look at sites like Niigata-Nishikigoi.com talk to Mark Gardener he may be able to link you up with other like minded Koi keepers.

    Brian
  20. I am very happy with the input from you all....

    I am very happy with the input from you all.
    Lots of good tips, I hope this will inspire some of you to save up and make the trip.
    It does seem cheaper to go from the U.S. than U.K.
    Winter is the...
  21. Hi Rick, you have not missed the boat, as you can...

    Hi Rick, you have not missed the boat, as you can now go whenever you want, winter travel is the best option for you.
    Many of the Japanese dealers, are paid by farms just to get you to a farm. NOT...
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    For breeding reasons many ponds are single sex,...

    For breeding reasons many ponds are single sex, show people tend to keep females , while people on lower budgets may look at males, as you can get very nice Koi at much cheaper prices !!

    Brian
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    hi MikeM, glad you pointed that out, as I first...

    hi MikeM, glad you pointed that out, as I first posted, I do like all these bloodline. I had noticed that #61s' left side is shorter and its left eye is more forward.
    I thought that it must be an...
  24. Hi Akai-San , some very good observations,...

    Hi Akai-San , some very good observations, especially the fair price bit , when asking the price, ask once then, ask if that is the the specific one you are interested in, then accept that as it cost...
  25. Dick , they must love you in Japan ! Bet they...

    Dick , they must love you in Japan ! Bet they think you are a MOVIE STAR !!!
    Do agree with the learn some Japanese, this is the same for every where you travel .
    Explain that your Japanese is...
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