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Will you remove the shimmie on this Kohaku?
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PostSubject: Shimmies   Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:11 am

I have never removed any shimmies from koi, mainly because I have always thought that it is almost unethical.

I have discovered that there are quite a lot of people who actually do that.

Often you have a very nice Kohaku, if it was'nt for that damn shimmie.

I have this Kohaku, Sakai, very deep Hi, good bodyshape, very good Shiroji, 45 cm, but with a small shimmie.










Question, do I remove it or don't I. What is your opinion from an ethical point of view?

Is it any different from clipping away a part of a fin to make it more acceptable or remove Tobi Hi. How far may you go to win a price or make your koi look better?

If we have a pimple, we will remove it. If our nails grow, we will cut it. Woman will put make-up on to look more presentable...

We will manipulate the koi's diet to make it look better.

Please give me your views and vote.


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PostSubject: Re: Shimmies   Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:39 am

Hi Paul,

I have removed a lot of shimmies off a lot of the kohaku's that are being shown today, if done propely you wont even see were it was.

If the fish has all the other qualitys to be shown, THEN GO FOR IT.

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PostSubject: Re: Shimmies   Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:12 pm

I say remove it. If the koi has potential then remove it.

Many shimmies are so superficial that you can literally scrape it off with a scalpel without it leaving any indication that it had a shimmie. Unfortunately sometimes they run a bit deeper and then leaves a faded orange mark on the scale but that will heal in time.

I am not sure if there are any rules that the Judges follow on what you can do and cant do but i think that if you can remove it without harming the fish then go for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Shimmies   Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:09 am

Thanks Costa / Wayne

Will remove this one by way of experiment and will give feedback soon.

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