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    Update. My mud pond is back in order. Just got...

    Update. My mud pond is back in order. Just got 6 imported kois and they are now in the mud. Poor quality picture, but that all I have. I will update this Shiro Utsuri if it is still alive in...
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    That's too bad about JR. Hopefully he is still...

    That's too bad about JR. Hopefully he is still writing his book. And I actually wouldn't mind prepaying for it. If you know him or know how to contact him, we should start something to encourage...
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    The blame to JR is official. LOL. For 2...

    The blame to JR is official. LOL. For 2 straight years, my water has been green. Even when I do a 80-100% change, the water is still green. But the kois and goldfish are thriving in it. My koi...
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    My most jumbo tosai was 12 inch in 4 months.

    My most jumbo tosai was 12 inch in 4 months.
  5. Thread: Winter Care

    by chang26k
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    A white guy does this and it's called science...

    A white guy does this and it's called science while the ancient Japanese koi practices is called culture and traditional. I love reading.

    I fed my koi nothing since late October and they will get...
  6. Thread: Which Oyagoi?

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    I no longer have time for koi and my backyard...

    I no longer have time for koi and my backyard breeding hobby is now on hold. The reason is I don't have a female sanke and no time for the mud pond. I still have a koi pond in my backyard but the...
  7. Thread: Which Oyagoi?

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    I'm very happy to see this thread is still alive...

    I'm very happy to see this thread is still alive and I hope that it remains alive. Hope to see more updates of this 2012 breeding. Did you get any comments by Dainichi or friends? Are you growing...
  8. San Jose/ Santa Clara koi recommendations

    I'm in the San Jose/ Santa Clara area, for a couple days. Is there any must see koi shops or koi related places in this area?
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    As of right now, this is the best fish I have...

    As of right now, this is the best fish I have because there is a chance that it could be female and become huge. The rest of my fish are gosanke, but not as much potential as this one. This would...
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    Based on the other SU thread, this SU has already...

    Based on the other SU thread, this SU has already developed the sumi and has a yellow head. In the pond, I don't see the yellow head and the body has become more proportionally thin from when I...
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    Here is a higher resolution picture. Thanks for...

    Here is a higher resolution picture. Thanks for all the comments and view. I will have to take a closer look at it's sumi next time I catch it to view the scale type.

    If only I can upload the...
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    Judge tosai Shiro Utsuri

    This tosai is a Japanese import. Care to guess where it's from? Please give me all the negative and positive about this little one.

    Born in 2012 and it's 10 inch long. I'm guessing female...
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    I did like #2 and glad you made the right choice....

    I did like #2 and glad you made the right choice. Those male however are too white and red but it looks like you are after a trend. So why do you not want to inbreed? I would breed 2 and 4 just to...
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    I would go with #2 because of the sumi. If you...

    I would go with #2 because of the sumi. If you don't want to do it; send her here, I'll do it. ;)

    I don't know her history but she looks like a oyagoi.
    - not clean cut
    - not super refine
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    Don't judge a book by it's cover

    Wow, this is the best thread yet. Too bad I don't have the time right now to finnish it, but I will. I'm on page 2. :p

    But yeah, I almost avoided this thread because the title was about...
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    Judging is not about how valuable the koi is, but...

    Judging is not about how valuable the koi is, but rather for it's condition at it's size. So, if someone bring a potential GC to show at size 1... ah hahahaha... is the comment. If they bring the...
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    Show us this white clay, better yet, show us you...

    Show us this white clay, better yet, show us you white clay mud pond
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    Wouldn't tateshita make the "very experienced who...

    Wouldn't tateshita make the "very experienced who have bloodlines worth owning" be worth more? Or was the koi world better when every yellow koi was worth $60k?

    Or, should this hobby be like golf...
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    To breed or not to breed?

    That is the question.

    To obtain nice koi and keep one growing in this hobby and sell "koi" to maintain one's hobby... would it be easier to breed and sell your offspring... or to import/"buy ok...
  20. Size doesn't matter

    If we take a raw count of how many koi failed at "Thriving/flourishing" in a ">3500" vs "<=3500" gallon pond, I would say that the ">3500" would have a higher count; thus, they fail more.

    Rules...
  21. I have a small lake, 15'x7'x6' and it's around...

    I have a small lake, 15'x7'x6' and it's around 3300-3800 US gallons and I can produce a good koi in it. The pond is unfinished and their is a leak in it right now. I have a 520 watt ebay air pump...
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    Is it time to give up the Sakai FF Showa? If so,...

    Is it time to give up the Sakai FF Showa? If so, I hope you live near GA or willing to ship it here. Can we get some updates on your 2012 kois? I would love to see both the Isa and SFF showa.
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    I would like to grow this koi to be big, but I do...

    I would like to grow this koi to be big, but I do not have a good track record for growing koi large or long. My original magoi koi I bought is still alive, so that is a plus. But I did buy a lot...
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    I have family that does the rice field thing, so...

    I have family that does the rice field thing, so I took one of the small rice field and dug it up to be my mud pond. It's not very professional right now, but it works. It's about 2'-3' and 6' in...
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    It's in my 3500 US gallon pond right now. ...

    It's in my 3500 US gallon pond right now. Hopefully it will make it through winter. There are only 30 3" kois in that pond so there are enough room for it to grow.

    But.... I'm willing to give it...
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