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    Nisai ucpondguy's Avatar
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    Ucpondguy's Growout form

    Koi Info
    Koi 1 (Pick #98, Koi #37) size when recieved 2/12: 5.5 inches
    Koi 2 (Pick #100, Koi #144) size when recieved 2/12: 5.5 inches
    Koi 3 (Pick #111, Koi #153) size when recieved 2/12: 4.75 inches

    Koi 1 size between 6/1/08 and 7/1/08: 7-8 inches
    Koi 2 size between 6/1/08 and 7/1/08: 8 inches
    Koi 3 size between 6/1/08 and 7/1/08: 6 inches

    Koi 1 size between 2/1/09 and 3/1/09: 10 inches
    Koi 2 size between 2/1/09 and 3/1/09: 13 inches
    Koi 3 size between 2/1/09 and 3/1/09:13 inches

    Pond temp when received: 52
    Pond temp at 6 month photo: 68
    Pond temp at final photo: 55

    Pond Info
    QT system
    Gallons: 1600 gallons
    Stocking rate: Low
    Filtration: settlement chamber, 2 bead filters, 450 gallon gravity fed bio chamber
    Liner Type: Pearls of paradise tanks

    Water changes per week: 150 gallons
    Amount of water changed %: 9 %

    Food Info
    Brand and Type fed: Hi Silk Sweet Potato

    Owner Info
    Years in hobby: 10
    Years buying show koi: ?
    Zone:
    State: CA

    Fun Stuff
    Koi 1 sex guess when received: F
    Koi 2 sex guess when received: M
    Koi 3 sex guess when received: M
    Last edited by ucpondguy; 06-26-2008 at 08:29 PM. Reason: updated info

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    Pictures...sorry I can't catch the koi once I put them in the main pond.
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    Koi #1 MIA

    Guys,
    I came home after work yesterday and Koi #1 was missing. The three kois were in a 8 ft showtank with a net over it, all purchased from Pearls of Paradise. It was there before I went to work yesterday morning. I looked everywhere, in the settlement chamber, in the pump's leaf trap, in the tank, etc and found nothing. The netting over the show tank had gashes/holes in it that weren't there before. I guess something came and got it. Probably a big heron ripping thru the black netting while I was at work.

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    Oh man! More losses in this growout... I'm so sorry to hear this. These guys are so vulnerable at this size.

    You're going to have to beef up your netting with something more substantial. If it was a heron or egret, it'll be back to clean you out if it can. Maybe tent with something translucent so nothing can see in while you're not present.

    What a bummer....
    Marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucpondguy View Post
    Guys,
    I came home after work yesterday and Koi #1 was missing. The three kois were in a 8 ft showtank with a net over it, all purchased from Pearls of Paradise. It was there before I went to work yesterday morning. I looked everywhere, in the settlement chamber, in the pump's leaf trap, in the tank, etc and found nothing. The netting over the show tank had gashes/holes in it that weren't there before. I guess something came and got it. Probably a big heron ripping thru the black netting while I was at work.
    Man, you should have just tossed the tosais in that LAKE of yours...
    The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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    I feel REAL bad....it sucks.

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    oh that stinks, I feel terrible for you!
    get the other two in lock down!

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    That really vacuums big time, sorry for your loss.
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    Yeah its amazing how persistent the predators are. They actually ripped through the nettting. It was the thicker, more expensive show tank cover too.

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    I'm getting paranoid! Sorry to hear.

    http://www.koi-bito.com/forum/koi-gr...out-stats.html

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    "Doubt sees the obstacles, Faith sees the way!"

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