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PostSubject: Size does matter...   Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:39 pm

We were working through some of my koi yesterday and i snapped these pics of my good friend Mark holding two of my koi.
1. The Karashigoi was supplied by Costa in April 2011. She was 58cm as a nissai then was bought from Marudo. She is now 84cm in less than 2 years later. Good water, good food and did I mention good water?

2. This sanke was puchsed by Karl from Dreamkoi at the SFF auction in 2009 as a nissai of 56cm. She is now around 74cm with amazing skin, hi and sumi. She has now started to bulk up nicely. As she was only 56cm as nissai I don't expect her to grow much past 80cm but I hope to get her to 78cm at least.




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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:31 pm

Hi Ernst,

I must complement you, your fish are looking stunning , your koi keeping skills are great. The Japanese have always said, look after your water and your water will look after your fish. WELL DONE.
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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:45 pm

WOW Ernst,

You can sy that again "SIZE does matter"

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:54 pm

affraid affraid affraid affraid OH MY WORD!! Ernst that's two awesome pieces you have there. Now that's what I call a Karashi! Damn that fish must be the star of your pond. If the male I bought from Costa just turn out to be half the fish of your lady I will be the happiest man in koi keeping. The Sanke also a dream fish. It looks great in the photos when you hold them like that. Gives you a nice idea of the size of the fish Shocked Well done Ernst, your fish tell a million stories about your koi keeping skills. Thank you for sharing. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:03 pm

Miya Oki Koi wrote:
affraid affraid affraid affraid OH MY WORD!! Ernst that's two awesome pieces you have there. Now that's what I call a Karashi! Damn that fish must be the star of your pond. If the male I bought from Costa just turn out to be half the fish of your lady I will be the happiest man in koi keeping. The Sanke also a dream fish. It looks great in the photos when you hold them like that. Gives you a nice idea of the size of the fish Shocked Well done Ernst, your fish tell a million stories about your koi keeping skills. Thank you for sharing. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:25 pm

I know that big Showa of yours and I like her, your Isa Showa, on the other hand, one of my favorites Twisted Evil Did you take update photos of them to?

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:10 am

Miya Oki Koi wrote:
I know that big Showa of yours and I like her, your Isa Showa, on the other hand, one of my favorites Twisted Evil Did you take update photos of them to?

No - it's the SFF showa. See attched. My old lady of the pond.



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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:13 am


Another big lady. 79cm SFF kohaku. This pic was before she spawned. She is now snow white on the head.



This was yesterday - just ook care of a few minor bumps on her.
Not a very good photo...

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:16 am


This is one for the future. Around 70cm now. Had a close call with her this season because of some egg issues but we pulled her through and she seems fine now.



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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:23 am


Lovely Big Rose Sanke. Now pushing 75cm as a 3.5 year old. Slow sumi development but all systems going very steady on this one.

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:28 am

Then there is some new kids on the block. They are currently residing in the 100 Ton pond at Dreamkoi in KZN.

These two nissai sanke are from SFF. The heavy sumi one was bought at the October auction and is 59cm. The martuen sanke is again from Big Rose and a little smaller at 57cm at this stage but have great hopes for her.


This one was for my daughter Lexi - she wanted a 'Zipp Fish' - well she got this one from Ogata. Stunning red hi on this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:34 am

You really make us all very jealous. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Would love to see your fish and setup again. Pity I could not make it in December as I was on a boat cruise. Hope you guys had a pleasant day.

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:25 pm

It's winter in Texas and everything is in hybernation mode. I miss my lively babies.

Thanks for making my day. I loooooooooooove is koi, especially most excellent koi.

Beautiful.

Can't wait for two months to pass for my yard and pond to come back to life.

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:13 pm

you are an inspiration Ernst!
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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:01 pm

Like I said Ernst, the Isa still my favourite in your collection and now the Karashi to. All the other fish are AWESOME. Believe me, if you lost the Isa lady, I would have cried with you. Stunning collection Ernst, well done. bounce bounce affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:29 pm

Very Happy affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid

WOW Ernst , I agree with Cliff and all the others.

I just dont have words.

Will love to have kois like that swimming in my pond one day.
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