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PostSubject: Kohaku   Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:05 pm

Sakai Female 48 cm

What do you think?

A little bit stressed from transport.



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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:51 pm

VERY VERY NICE!!

Especially like the ozutsu, very nice and thick.
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:01 pm


Very nice Pieter. Give us some more pics. Age?

Pleasing pattern that is well balanced over the fish. Good shiro for a stressed fish so she will show well. Good sashi and kiwa.
Only potencial drawback might be because the pattern sits just about 1 or 2 rows above the lateral line - so the pattern might end up like a 'saddle' when the matures - but it's only a maybe - they all develop differently so maybe it will stretch with her growth. Her hi is a bit orange but I think she just needs a bit of Vitamin D - ie. sunshine!
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:31 pm

Thank you Chris, Ernst.

This female was imported last year in June as a 16 cm Tosai. She has been growing on in a 60 000 liter pond that is lightly stocked. I am not too worried about the Hi because it is deep and thick and she is not a full two years. From day one we were worried that the marking may become too small as the fish grow bigger, so yes Ernst you are perfectly right, she is just hanging on at this stage. Time will tell! She is still in a quarantine pond, so photos will not be a problem. I may lack the skills but will try,tomorrow afternoon.
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:26 am

Ernst,

Hier is nog 'n foto soos belowe!

Dit is nog vroegoggend en die lig is noe so goed nie. Hoop dit is darrem goed genoeg dat jy kan sien!

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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:39 am

Pieter,

Baie nice, ek hou van die Koi!!
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:56 am

Baie netjies Pieter. soos Erns uitwys, die patroon mag moontlik bietjie hoog sit. Maar wys my 'n Koi teen enige prys wat nie 'n negatief uitgewys kan word nie.

So 'n Koi sal nie sommer buite Japan wees nie. Wink


Groei van 16 na 48cm binne een jaar, kan net Sakai bloedlyn wees, en ek sien geen nagevolge van die vinnige groei nie.
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:28 pm

Sakai female no 2, 46 cm. Sister to the one above.

Also imported June 2009 as a 16 cm tosai.

Came back from growing on in big concrete pond.

Any comments on this one?

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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:43 pm

Hi Pieter.... Is dit die foto, of is die pecks groot vir die body ?
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:34 pm

Kohaku Nr 1 wow wat 'n lyf
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:53 pm

Ek weet nie Bobby. Dit is 'n jong vis en ek is seker tyd tyd sal leer!

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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:00 pm

Hi Pieter,

Ek wil saam met Jaco stem No 1 is pragtig en sy body shape is ook vir my super.

No 2 se Hi is vir my weer beter.

Maar hulle is nog jonk gee nog n jaar kans en kyk weer.
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:08 pm

Thank you Chris, Bobby, Ernst, Pieter J, Jaco and Neville. I appreciate your comments very much!! Thank you. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:35 pm

To me one of the most exiting things about koi keeping is yo see the development of a fish after a few months in the "growing on pond".

This Kohaku Female from Sakai was brought back to my pond during the last week. Sorry she is also a bit stressd. She is a little younger than the above two females (Brought in during October 2009) and measures 44 cm

Any comments on No 3?



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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:27 pm

Hi Pieter

I like this fish, this is a very very nice Kohaku in my book, The pattern is unreal.
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:48 am

Hi Pieter

Ek hou baie van die body shape, ek kan nou sien hoekom die manne se my vis se stert is te dun.
Net een vraag, Ernst se jy moet sonskyn gee vir vis no 1 om die oranje meer rooi te kry.
Ek het gedog die son sal die Hi meer verblyk?
Ek het skadu net net so groot soos my dam, so my visse kry net middag son.

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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:22 am

Pieter,

If the head pattern had a horseshoe shape and if the red did not bleed into the right eye it would have been an excellent Inazuma Moyo!

PS. The "Menkabburi" could also be less "Maki-ga-okii"
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PostSubject: Re: Kohaku   Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:34 pm

Dutchman

Ernst is absolutely right. The following is a quote from the link below:


"Sunlight does contribute to the health of koi, because it assists in the conversion of sterols in the skin into vitamins. It is also accepted that sunlight is important to finish koi with a healthy gloss. If you leave koi in the dark, you probably have noticed that it becomes a little paler at night. You may have also noticed, that young koi in an indoor fish tank without a full spectrum of lighting, will change from a reddish orange to a pale orange colour with silver washouts, but it will not turn completely white. Remember that the orange colour in the skin is not a tan, but cells containing pigment."

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