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PostSubject: sanke that dont want to grow   Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:59 am

hi i bought this sanke at the baby koi show last yr.
i had high hopes for him, but for some reason he does not come up to eat, other koi doesnt give him a chance to eat. and he looks fine, he eats at the bottom, how do i get him to start comming to the top to feed.
and please can you guys comment on this koi please.
The pics are poor, best i could do.

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and this is what it used to look like when i bought it. at 15 cm









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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:51 pm

Hi Michael

You do get it that some koi, even from the same batch, just do not grow.

Often when a koi's growth was retarded due to lack of space when young, for instance a koi that was kept in a dealer's small selling pond for too long, never grow as it should.

Not much you can do. Maybe combine sinking pellets with floating pellets to ensure that he also get some.

He/she is very skinny and probably a male.

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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:19 am

thanks for the reply.
ill try and get sinking pellets, i also make peanut butter, galic and honey sandwiches, and 2 minite noodles, and rince knw and then, then he gets to eat.

is there a reason why some koi once they have reached the 55- 58cm, they seem slow down growing?
i was just wondering?
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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:32 am

Mainly genetics. Most Japanese breeders nowadays introduce Jumbo bloodline into their breeding programs. Just look at the growth rate of Sakai (SFF) fish compared to other.

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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:45 am

all in the genes..guess i must save up for that jumbo bloodline sakai.. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:12 pm

Hi Michael

I had a Sanke that use to do the same thing ,i moved it to my quarantine tank with small koi and i was impressed grew well after a 6 moths period i put it back in my main pond now one of the first to come and eat ,when they small they tend to get scared of the bigger koi and rather move away.hope this helps
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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:33 pm

that sounds like a good idea, only thing is i dont have a Q- pond. I do have a 4 ft fish tank...lol

that i use when i want to remedy a sick koi.
I wonder will that work.?

but thanks Josekoi for the idea.
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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:19 am

Hi

I have a tancho wich for the last 6 months was much the same, also didn't grow much largely because he never ate much, although of late now i think the hunger has overcome the fear of the bigger fish cause he now mixes it up with them without a problem.

I think it if you give him time hell come around.

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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:52 am

Hi,

Not all Koi grows big!

I have this Budu Goromo who won at the Gauteng Show in 2007; Supreme Grand Champion Size 4 at 43 cm.



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Now in 2010 the same Koi measures 45 cm!
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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:59 am

thanks lee..
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wow Pieter that goromo looks lovely. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:29 pm

Thanks Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: sanke that dont want to grow   Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:27 pm

Beautiful Goromo. I have always liked a goromo...They just special...
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