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  1. Your probably right Mike. The sales are fine due...

    Your probably right Mike. The sales are fine due to the internet. It is the humanity of the hobby that has been removed, the direct interaction. I had 3 koi shows I used to attend and enter...All...
  2. You know, I read all this and nobody wants to...

    You know, I read all this and nobody wants to mention the elephant in the room. When things were good and the hobby growing...and the websites were just full of people, hobby politics ruined a great...
  3. Thread: had to smile

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    Good story. I always felt that way as well. My...

    Good story. I always felt that way as well. My proudest moments came when I put in the work for an award.
  4. Any idea where the show will be this year? New...

    Any idea where the show will be this year? New jersey or long island??
  5. Duc, what happened to the big long island show? I...

    Duc, what happened to the big long island show? I am going to miss going to that one!!!
  6. I always enjoy Cody's work. I think he should do...

    I always enjoy Cody's work. I think he should do every cover of Koiusa until the end of time!!!
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    I definitely like both kohaku, but I am partial...

    I definitely like both kohaku, but I am partial to the 2nd one. The beni looks nice deep, even and thick. The body looks nice as well. We need updated pics at 90cm!!! I am not as big a fan of the...
  8. Great to see this type of thing. Good for the...

    Great to see this type of thing. Good for the hobby!!!
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    What is the length of the kohaku?? I do like the...

    What is the length of the kohaku?? I do like the kohaku....looks thick as a tank. But, that showa is terrible. Not a fan at all. Intentionally breeding koi to stay smaller is nothing new. It is a...
  10. https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t...

    https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1557493_10152057384436275_242869712_n.jpgThis one says it all!!!
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    Coconut, I don't doubt what you are saying. I was...

    Coconut, I don't doubt what you are saying. I was simply giving the benefit of the doubt. I had the opposite thing happen. The koi they claimed were dead, were then relisted for a lower price!!! I...
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    OK...I was just reminded of another story. I once...

    OK...I was just reminded of another story. I once purchased a kohaku from Richard Rhombold on ebay. I felt like I stole it..the price was so good. We set up shipping...all was ready to go. Well, I...
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    I agree. But, I have had good and bad luck with...

    I agree. But, I have had good and bad luck with several different sellers. Most of us have. The good ones are the ones who give us satisfaction most of the time, and do the right thing when something...
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    Yeah, not the case. Sorry it is not as...

    Yeah, not the case. Sorry it is not as interesting and juicy a story as you would like. I probably sold less than 10, 4-6in domestic koi last year. I have had 5 of them in my basement all winter. I...
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    I know who you are discussing...and I have bought...

    I know who you are discussing...and I have bought koi from them as well. I have had both good and bad luck. I think they are so large that it is hard to monitor everything. Often, mistakes are made...
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    Why would you say that? I have a real job. The...

    Why would you say that? I have a real job. The koi selling is just recreational...for fun. My friend is a large wholesaler/retailer. So, I go in for each new shipment and pick out a handful I like...
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    Maybe it could...but, with kumonryu, conclusions...

    Maybe it could...but, with kumonryu, conclusions are tough to make. The only thing I concluded was that changes happen pretty randomly. My best results seemed to be the ones with less sumi when they...
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    Hey, Hey, Hey...lets not lump us all together!!...

    Hey, Hey, Hey...lets not lump us all together!! You know I have been selling on ebay for years. Never been anything but honest...also, never made a dollar..Lol!! But, many good sellers there over the...
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    I figured it was something like that. Of all the...

    I figured it was something like that. Of all the kumonryu I had...the best one was a surprise. It was all white with one little black sumi spot. That one developed awesome and won it's class.

    Here...
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    Ok...an even stranger story from last season. I...

    Ok...an even stranger story from last season. I saw a nice female Oya sanke from a dealer, and purchased it. The fish is shipped to me...In the box is a picture of the fish I purchased, but the koi...
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    When I pressed them for a reason, they seemed to...

    When I pressed them for a reason, they seemed to come clean. They said they are a huge operation and handle many koi. Basically...they lost them. they were not being held in the tank where they were...
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    Don't bother with the kumonryu experiment. I...

    Don't bother with the kumonryu experiment. I already tried it. I had 6 kumonryu from the same breeder. Some got dark, some got light...it almost seemed like it was completely random. They would...
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    I have read about minerals causing a specific...

    I have read about minerals causing a specific type of shimmi. The are extremely dark black and round. They are written about in the book koi vol 1. I have never been able to find out what mineral...
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    Funny story..I once bought three koi from a...

    Funny story..I once bought three koi from a popular dealer. I had arranged shipping and was all set. The day before it was to ship, I receive a call. Sorry, but two of the koi have died. Well...I pay...
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    I would say no to that Dick. There is a breeder...

    I would say no to that Dick. There is a breeder named Suzujyu who uses huge liner ponds to finish his koi. It is detailed on page 110 of Koishi. He has been using this method for over 30yrs. My pond...
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