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PostSubject: Some of my Koi   Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:20 pm

hi guys these are some of the koi have in my pond,
please can you comment on them as, I would like to know which are worth while keeping..most are local breed koi some imported

No1

this is a local koi (i think as it was a swap)


No2

Local breed


No3

from Orient koi (1 of my favorite)


No4

Local breed


No5

From Happykoi (my son won it in a raffle)(1 of my favorite)


No6

from Aquatica


No7

Petshop koi(got when i started my pond)


No8

Orient koi(my favorite)


No9

Petshop koi(got when i started my pond)


No10

from Aquatica(it was Kujaku but lost all its orange, only has orange lips know)


No11

Petshop koi(got when i started my pond)


No12

local breed


No13

from Aquatica


No14

at a koi show (had AAA grade on Vat)(1 of my favorite)


No15

local breed


No16

from Aquatica


No17

local breed


No18

Orient koi (my favourite)



thanks guys i know its alot of pictures, but i would really apprciate your comments.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:44 pm

The answer to your question depends on your intention? For example:
- are you overstocked and need to reduce the numbers,
- do you intend to enter Koi shows or
- keep pond fish for your own enjoyment.
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:50 pm

Hi jan
I have a 15- 16k pond so i am overstocked.as there are about 4 more other koi that are also in the pond.

I do want to joint the koi association, and would like to enter koi someday.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:48 pm

Hi,

Could you number the photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:45 am

Some nice koi.

I would dump 3,7,9,10,11,12 & 17 to make space for the others.

Best: 18,4,5,6 in this order

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:54 am

wow thanks for the input, I was hoping that the shusui would also be up there with the favouites..

much appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:01 pm

To me, the Shusui has a football bodyshape which is undesireable, not a clean head which is important when it comes to Shusui, very small pectoral fins and a pattern loss in the front. The Hi extends too high up in places and unbalanced.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:13 pm

Hi,

I like: 5 and 6

I will keep these a bit longer to see what happen:
1,4,8,11,13,15,16,18

I don't like:
2,3,7,9,10,12,14, and 17.
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:51 pm

I like 5 and 18
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:48 pm

Hi guys No 5 has developed a single black spot very close to the tale, u can almost see it if you take a close look..So sad about that.

but thansk for all ur opinions..

I have tried selling most , but unfortunatly no one is intrested, I can see why know....lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:07 pm

Nice looking fish, i quite like no3 and no6 but then again i just buy the fish i like even if i know they not show winners.

I say keep the fish you like flog the ones you don't unless your intentions purely to show them.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:24 pm

Hi there can any tell me what kind off koi is No3...Please.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:49 pm

Hariwake

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:17 am

oh ok..thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:05 am

Hi Micheal

I would like to say you should keep (as pond fish) for the time being.

No 1,4,5,6,8,13,14,16,17 and 18 This must be seen as a first round cull and then re-asses your pond after a few weeks or when you obtain better quality. I don't think any of the fish is show quality. You should look at buying from reputable dealers that specialize in better quality Koi.

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PostSubject: Re: Some of my Koi   Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:32 pm

Thanks Neville

I do have some from reputable dealers, like Orient koi , Happy Koi , Aquatica. and lookilocks
But i guess to have the real Good qaulity koi you got to spend the big bucks. when buying the smaller koi, it dont always turn out to be what you hope it will be.

thanks Guys.
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