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PostSubject: Ghost koi   Ghost koi Icon_minitimeMon Jul 14, 2008 4:48 pm

Don't laugh at this q, please.

What exactly is "ghost" koi and why would a person want to buy it? rabbit
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PostSubject: Re: Ghost koi   Ghost koi Icon_minitimeMon Jul 14, 2008 6:05 pm

You know, i dont kno either....have seen pictures of them but to me it just looks like a low quality matsuba / ogon.
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PostSubject: Re: Ghost koi   Ghost koi Icon_minitimeTue Jul 15, 2008 2:19 pm

Ghost koi are basically "throwbacks" in a koi spawning meaning that the Carp genes comes through in some of the off spring.

Some breeders actually breed them by combining common carp with metallic koi.

They became actually very popular in the UK, and can have an interesting look, but normally quite colourless or with incomplete metallic shine, and varies in looks and colour.

Why do people buy them?

1. They are fast growers due to the carp genes;
2. They are normally quite tame;
3. They are more disease resistant due to the carp genes;
4. Most of all, they are cheap.

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PostSubject: Re: Ghost koi   Ghost koi Icon_minitimeTue Apr 07, 2009 2:32 pm

they are "bling" or fad fish.

Israeli's are breeding them by the millions and exporting them.

you will find them at most koi outlets, breeder operations that are out to make a quick buck, the best is when these skelms pass them off as show quality fish and charge people R350-00 per 20cm fish.

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