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PostSubject: help   Fri May 02, 2008 12:13 am

confused please tell me about this fish? nice pond fish or koi quality? new at this and need lots of help and guidance https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=12352052
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PostSubject: Re: help   Fri May 02, 2008 12:38 am

Hi Kirwan

I hate it to tell you, but they are quite bad examples of Pet shop koi. The only proper variety is the Yellow one which is a Yamabuki Ogon, but he/she has a very poor bodyshape. Probably a mature but still small koi who never had the opportunity to grow, and therefore will never grow very big.

On the other hand, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if they work for you and your setup, then, who are we to judge.

We have all started with low grade koi and it is actually good. It gives you the opportunity to learn pond husbandary before you loose money on expensive fish.

Sorry about that, but I have to be honest.

Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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PostSubject: Re: help   Fri May 02, 2008 7:50 am

thank you for reply, Embarassed here are my other pet shop koi. could there possibly be any gems in here??? https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3&u=12352052
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PostSubject: Re: help   Fri May 02, 2008 4:32 pm

Hi Kirwan

These are much much better.

Very nice Purachina Ogon (Platinum/white) Good bodyshape. Difficult to see the allignment of the scales and lustre from the photo, but a good example of a Purachina.

The shusui (Blue white and red) has potential. Nice clean head. Scalation could be better.

Your Ginrin Chagoi (brown) is a very nice pond fish and I will put it in my pond anytime.

Your Sanke (Red white and black) has potential. It is difficult to judge a Sanke from a photo because your can't see the sumi underneath and with a Sanke it is all about potential.

The Doitsu Matsuba Ogon (Yellow with black in the scales) is a nice size and nice fish to have but not good quality.

The Doitsu Ogon (the scaleless Yellow fish) is also not bad, although a bit fat. In a good pond with good current, the bodyshape will improve. The lustre appears good.

The golden Ogon is also very nice. Can't see if it is ginrin or the flash of the camera on the back. Always difficult to judge from a photo.

It looks like a Saragoi underneath and looks very good but difficult to say from the photo.

The Kohaku (Red and white) has black spots which makes it worthless.


These fish are totally different from the fish in your first photo.

How big is your pond and where are you situated?

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PostSubject: Re: help   Fri May 02, 2008 6:19 pm

I have to agree with Paul Statement........Sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: help   Fri May 02, 2008 9:12 pm

Smile this pond is about 15000 lt, this is my husband steves pond which surrounds the coffee shop at out garden centre in heidelberg gauteng. This is a new hobby for my husband, it has taken over our lives. will post a pic of pond tomorrow. we have a total of 25 fish in this pond. We have a total of 5 ponds including the swimming pool, which is home to our bigger fish.
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PostSubject: Re: help   Sat May 03, 2008 11:52 am

WELCOME TO THE MAD WORLD OF KOI lol!
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