The Koi Forum

The place where koi hobbyist's and dealers meet
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Keywords
shower zeolite virkon Potassium filtration liner ponds food skimmer salt pond pump Light pumps feeding filters bakki sand chagoi anoxic filter feeder plants Bakkie waterproofing bead
Latest topics
» Run in Japan 2016 part 7
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:06 pm by atb tv

» Run in Japan 2016 part 6
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:08 am by atb tv

» Run in Japan 2016 part 5
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:33 am by atb tv

» Run in Japan 2016 part 4
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:05 am by atb tv

» Pics from Japan report with aquatechnobel
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:00 pm by atb tv

» Run in japan 2016 part 3
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:41 pm by atb tv

» Run in japan 2016 part 2
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:26 pm by atb tv

» Special Japan car
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:33 am by atb tv

» View of Japan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:00 am by atb tv

December 2016
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
CalendarCalendar
Affiliates
free forum


Share | 
 

 Size does matter...

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Ernst



Posts : 177
Reputation : 6
Join date : 2009-04-11
Age : 43
Location : Paarl

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.




Back to top Go down
View user profile
costa j



Posts : 421
Reputation : 55
Join date : 2011-04-12
Age : 63
Location : Johannesburg Walkerville Tel 0826428718

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.
bounce bounce bounce

_________________
The happiness of your life, depends on the quality of your thoughts.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
quinten



Posts : 432
Reputation : 31
Join date : 2011-09-28
Age : 34
Location : Kwa-Zulu Natal South- Africa

PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:45 pm

WOW Ernst,

You can sy that again "SIZE does matter"

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Miya Oki Koi



Posts : 651
Reputation : 41
Join date : 2011-03-06
Age : 38
Location : Humansdorp

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

_________________
"Legacy of Koi Pride."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ernst



Posts : 177
Reputation : 6
Join date : 2009-04-11
Age : 43
Location : Paarl

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

I have a showa that is bigger.... affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Miya Oki Koi



Posts : 651
Reputation : 41
Join date : 2011-03-06
Age : 38
Location : Humansdorp

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?

_________________
"Legacy of Koi Pride."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ernst



Posts : 177
Reputation : 6
Join date : 2009-04-11
Age : 43
Location : Paarl

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.



Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ernst



Posts : 177
Reputation : 6
Join date : 2009-04-11
Age : 43
Location : Paarl

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...

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ernst



Posts : 177
Reputation : 6
Join date : 2009-04-11
Age : 43
Location : Paarl

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.



Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ernst



Posts : 177
Reputation : 6
Join date : 2009-04-11
Age : 43
Location : Paarl

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.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ernst



Posts : 177
Reputation : 6
Join date : 2009-04-11
Age : 43
Location : Paarl

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.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Admin
Admin


Posts : 2521
Reputation : 46
Join date : 2007-07-25
Age : 54
Location : Cape Town

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.

_________________
Paul Viljoen
E Mail: koi@absamail.co.za ; http://www.koionline.co.za

Koi are not my whole life but make my life whole
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.koionline.co.za
koigal50



Posts : 131
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2012-08-08
Age : 57
Location : Texas

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.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Cliff



Posts : 876
Reputation : 55
Join date : 2009-07-15
Age : 39
Location : JHB

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

you are an inspiration Ernst!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Miya Oki Koi



Posts : 651
Reputation : 41
Join date : 2011-03-06
Age : 38
Location : Humansdorp

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

_________________
"Legacy of Koi Pride."
Back to top Go down
View user profile
quinten



Posts : 432
Reputation : 31
Join date : 2011-09-28
Age : 34
Location : Kwa-Zulu Natal South- Africa

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.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Size does matter...   Today at 10:48 pm

Back to top Go down
 

Size does matter...

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» "Size does matter": FIRST CONTES OF 2009
» As we now have a new standard regarding size will it matter??
» Gauging onion size vs. cooking measurements
» No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery!
» Whats your opinion on Size

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Koi Forum :: Koi appreciation :: Photos of the good, bad and ugly koi-