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Thread: My new addition to the gang! what do you guys think?

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    Sansai koiloco's Avatar
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    Cool My new addition to the gang! what do you guys think?

    Here is my new shiro

    1 year old
    omosako


    I think he/she has a great pontential! Tell me what you think.
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    Daihonmei MikeM's Avatar
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    One year old? ...It has been well cared for over the past 4 months compared to most dealer inventory fish.

    If I had to guess, I'd say male, but I've got no confidence in the guess. I'm mainly looking at the pectorals.

    What I like is the thickness of the body post-dorsal. Too many Shiros are too thin in the tail for the thickness of the front half of the body. This one looks like good potential on the body. I'm curious how long it has been held in inventory. I'd guess it was held back in Japan and imported in May? If so, this might indicate that it was among the "keepers" and went to market rather than a mud pond only at the end of the last selection. It will be interesting to see how it develops over the rest of the summer months with lots of food available.

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    I bet its a female. Pec fins to round not pointed enough. Let us know if the koi is a male or female when the time comes

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    If its true about yellow head, and I dont think it is then it would be a male.

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    Hi Mike,

    The shipment just arrived 2 weeks ago.

    The shiro is from Genki. Fresh out from QT.

    I usually have 1st pick when shipments come.

    I am NOT too sure about the age but it's about 9" so I was guessing 1 year old. This is the best selection from omosako this year besides the bigger ones coming in October (if there's any )

    The shiro does have excellent body as you said + the white ground is unbelievable. The yellow head MIGHT indicate a female (I REALLY HOPE SO, TOO )

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    don't worry about the yellow head. When it's three it will just be a pleasant memory!

    very nice koi!


    next time some blue fish come in be sure and get first pick.

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    Damn that's the one I wanted... Naw just kidding, I wanted the heavy sumi pattern one. Never had a Omosako Shiro would like to try one thou have to talk to Genki...But wish you luck on raising this one, maybe it will help you forget the Orenji...
    The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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    [QUOTE=koiloco]Hi Mike,

    The shipment just arrived 2 weeks ago.

    The shiro is from Genki. Fresh out from QT.

    I usually have 1st pick when shipments come.

    QUOTE]


    WOW! first pick....

    anyhow nice shiro have fun with it..
    It's a living creature (chit happens)

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    Hi Joe,

    You're back, how's vacation? Hope it was fun!!!

    Regarding 1st pick, you already know why.
    I always show up the next morning after arrival.
    But of course, my 1st IS NEVER before you since you always take the koi out from the shipping box (lol)

    I ended up not taking the ginrin showa because of the body shape. when it was in QT it looked really good, but when Kev. took it outside, it started eating and Oh man, the belly was not very nice, let's put it that way.

    Anyway, good to have you back.

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    Hey aquitori,

    are you talking about the one with a lot of black and a face with half black , half white?

    If it is the one, it's one unique shiro!

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