Please post pics of koi here that you would like to have critically evaluated in terms of it's present qualities and future potential.
(No, "nice fish." please ;) )
Members, please note that we have created a new sub-forum of Main called, "Please judge this Koi." This forum is for critical evaluations of koi.
Edit: My suggestion is that people include the name of the type of the koi in the thread...
Ai / Blue
Aka / Red
Akami / Red eye in iris
Amime / Net pattern of an asagi or kage
Aoji / Sumi deep, in utsuri line, that gives blue to white field
Aragoke / Armored scales
Ato sumi / Late sumi
I had not considered the issue of professionals asking for their koi to be critiqued in this forum when I created it. I think it would be a bad idea if we started doing that.
I apologize to the vendors for not thinking of that before and making that decision up front. My bad. :cool3:
This is Dainichi shows that I got from the koithank as a tosai at 6"
It is now 15" and I think is a make to me it looks like it has really good skin quality ,but I am no expert do anybody see what I see what future does it have?
Input on this koi please
15" from sekko
Female i think?
How is the future of my Shusui?
is this Hi Shusui, Hana Shusui or Kosui?
How will this Shusui turn out???
I have a choice of koi c gin rin tancho showa or koi d gin rin showa,, koi d is a female and koi c not sure, dont know the breeder yet, which one should I go with?
Would love some feedback as to the quality and type of two of my largest Koi's. They have varied scales and areas without scales. One is pure albino white and the other with a varied golden coloration. Both have reflective scales which are very beautiful to my eyes. The water is tinted blue due to...
I am planning to purchase an imported Kohaku and the breeder is Torazo. I know nothing about Japanese breeder. All I know is Sakai, Kano. Is Torazo good at their Kohaku? Here is what I was offered.. What do you think. It is 39cm and usd250. Need your opinions guys thanks.
I don't show, but I have some koi that I think are gorgeous and just want other's thoughts. Thanks :diver:
Dear Fellow Koiphen,
I had this Beni Ginga since it was 10cm.. and not it has grow to 31cm over 6 months time.. probably had a very slow growth. What I like about this Koi is the the lightning pattern on the shoulder.. When inside my dark pond, you could only see bright red lighting moves around...
What is the future of this Kanno Goshiki?? I am blind on Goshiki
My brother in law recently came over to see our koi pond and has decided he'd like to get a few for his pond (spring fed mud pond). Attached are pictures of the koi he was thinking about getting. Opinions?
Doitsu Sanke 5"
I am not very good at selecting showa as what I have in my pond are also not a good showa. I planned to start with local showa. From a dealer I got following options is there any good potential showa in it or should I passed all?
Fish was born in 2010
How did i do? I try taking better pictures but this were the best I could do
First is a gin rin goromo 7"
Second is a Dainichi Kigali 10"
The last one is also Dainichi 9"
sorry, pictures are very low quality and these are the only pictures I have. They both are 18". A friend want to sell to me for $300 ea.
I would like to start a thread of others who bought a koi from Mystic koi's festival 2012. Lets see who the mob thinks has the best chance to win the trip to japan!
Add the kind of koi, breeder and what approximate pick you had. Lets see if the "higher" picks actually got a nicer koi.
This is a progression of Beppu Sanke going from Tosai to Nisai and the changes in one year. This is a study koi so please comment as much as you can for all to learn from. :humble2: It grows from 13.6 inch to 18 inch today. Sumi goes from some to lots at 1.5yrs old to nothing in winter to small...
Wow what a beauty
What yall think?
These are some updated and better pics of some koi i had posted before. I dont know how every one gets such good pics. Please dont hold back on critique as i am trying to improve my selecting skill.
Kohaku 6 inch
Size: 12 inches
Name: Tangerine (aka T15)
Edit: Added name
I decided to purchase these 2 danichi showa. Both are around 10-12 inches long, about a year old. Was looking for the older style showa where the the sumi and beni are more dominant than the white. Tried to get better pictures but didnt want to stress them out since I had a 2 hour drive home. What...
i wanna buy one of these koi it will cost me $418 is it worth it ? what about the quality?
thanks heres the link for it <
How is this Showa?
Breeder: Karimba - Eska Koi Farm Indonesia
Well I just purchase this fish from Murata Koi Farm. A young breeder that is not very well known outside Japan, but his kohaku Oyagoi are over a meter long with tree trunk like body. Many famous breeders buy his Koi as parents to introduce the strong body conformation.
One of his famous works is...
I got this Sanke in May, 12. Now all Beni are almost fading out. Here are some pictures. My pond is only 3500gl. I have no choice but re-home her. A friend of mine has a 12000gl pond. She agreed to accept the fish to her pond.
1. Image from breeder's certificate. She was pretty.
Please Judge this Maruten Sanke.. what are the strength and weaknesses?
Please comment and let me know what to expect with this showa tosai. Mike
I have this unique Koi.. I think it is Doitsu Kujaku??
I introduce myself, i'm Guillaume, from France, a 22 years old guy.
I have koïs since 2000 I think, in a 3.000 Liters (800 gallons) at the beginning and in a 8.500 Liters (2250 gallons) since 2011.
I have 7 koïs (1 Shiro, 2 Sanke, 1 Hi Utsuri, 2 Showa, 1 Doitsu Platinum ogon), some...
I wanted to use this as a learning point before i click the bid button.
I really like this goshiki and to my novice eye it looks to be of high quality. The skin looks really nice and the hi looks sharp. I know that goshiki tend to darken and when picking a young one many like to see almost no...
Found this koi on ebay
Picked this up from Eastern last week. Would really like to hear everyone's thoughts, critique and impressions. I tried to take as many angles as possible as well as two different situations that really show how different it can look.
First several pictures of it are bagged up in a box under...
My kumonryu about 10 inches. Thanks for looking!
Just picked up this Goshiki today. Not much sumi, will it come in as it gets older? I put on my big boy pants, I'm ready.:yes:
These are a few of the koi I have purchased from Russell Peters. Please let me know good or bad, what to expect, sex if possible as they are still smaller.
First up is my Abe Showa that is 12 inches long.
is this goshiki good the in quialty wise? thanks
At CFKS I did not find a nisai that I really wanted, so I decided to just look...... This little girl ?? caught my eye. You can not tell by the photo, but she has some dark reticulation in the scales...Kujaku ?? Her shiroji is bright white. Put her in the goldfish pond, where she gets the best...
8 1/4" Goshiki
Well I recently picked up these 2.
Let me know what you think.
I just purchased these koi from Kodama, please give me some comments on them to see what you think, they are not show quality fish but I would like to hear from you so I can learn how to select a good quality fish. Attachment pictures below are 16" female Kohaku from Hoshikin and 15" female Sanke...
I won on the auction which I totally forgot I had a bid on.
15 inch, 2 year old.
Please judge this koi.
Breeder: Marusei, Nasai, Female, 22"
She is currently with dealer due to split fin.
Not buying this Just to learn from
What yall think
Born in 2011
Here is the second fish picked up today from Inland Koi. Fish is from Sekigume.
Pic is from their website and a video of the fish can be viewed via the link.
I have been looking to add another koi to my collection. I love the Doitsu Ochiba. I have seem some with a solid black line that separates the two colors. Not sure if anyone has knowledge of ochiba's with these characteristics and can tell me what to look for when buying one when they are of...
I picked up two tosai Budo Goromo's to grow out this year from Inland Koi. These fish are from Sekigume.
Here is the first; Pic is from Inland Koi's website and a video of the fish can be seen in the link.
Youtube link here as it appears the fish...
I can't remember his exact size... @ 12-14 inches.. born June of 2012
New sAnke I found today. Sorry for the pics but he was a nervous guy and I wanted his move to be quick and easy.
Guys and girls
I recently bought 4 of these showa from ockoi and I want your honest opinion on the quality. These are danichi showa.
Getting this one from RP. What do you think ?
Bought at the san diego koi show. it is around 5 inches.
I have the opportunity to pick up a tancho kohaku 20 to 25 cm's in size. Breeder is Kyochan (via Koi Express). Don't know much about this breeder or picking out a tancho koi, but would like some input if anyone knows about this breeder and the quality of their koi. I've attached a...
I think I am starting to fall in Love with Goromo so I did purchase a few please comments on them..
Hello everyone i just picked these little guys up. Wanted to here you thought on the picks. Both around 5 inches.
Hello every one this is a kin Showa I am considering buying unfortunately this is the best pic I have. Any comments would be appreciated thank you
So, I posted in the main forum about what to look for in a kigoi. I have no idea, but this is what I ended up with (for $50 it is worth any mistakes :uggg:) Thoughts appreciated ,this is a learning experience for us...oh, currently 10"; left pec a bit damaged.
My new goromo.
The sanke (3rd 4th and 5th pic)was a roll of the dice but there were some things I liked and decided to buy. When it was retrieved from mud pond there was just one shimi in beni by the tail. So I thought oh well. When I got to Russ's I was pleasantly surprised to see sumi starting...
This is my 2yr old Showa. She's 17in and part of the Mystic Koi grow out.
This is a small showa that I picked up last year at probably 7 inches. Spent the summer in a mud pond and is now 15.5 inches. It is thought to be female. What are your thoughts?
According to Judging/Show Standards, should Yamabuki Ogon be yellow all over, or not?
I have tried to find out - with very little luck - so thought I would ask here :)
One site says
But then just 2 paragraphs further on says
So, they should have white on them - or not? :confused:
Let me know your thoughts. He is 15 inches pushing at 2 years old.
I just ordered one of these online - What do you think?
My new sakai sanke, somewhere around 60cm
Reason I bought here.....she has wonderful skin, a strong body, thick peduncle, strong hi and like the sumi on shiro and placement of sumi....the sumi is a little messy right now, so hopefully that will clean up nicely. Also love the hi...
Apparently the other thread I was just starting required approval by moderator so it makes it difficult to include all fish under one post. Here are the next up for review;
11 1/4" Mukashi
here are the pics sorry if its bad qualty pics
the video of the orther fish thanks
Up for critiques are four koi. They have been photographed via Iphone.
I'm interested in learning from what you all think.
I saw this one and was hooked. Love to see what you guys think.
I know nothing about shiro because I am a big fan of Kawari and Hikari type.. but after seeing one of my friend's Shiro, I am starting to like 'em. So I ask the dealer and he send me the picture of 3 shiro. Please pick one for me and comments on them.What is to look for when buying a Shiro? What is...
I should have added my prior post to this section, but redoing it and others now. Let me know your thoughts on this Tancho. Koi is a 7 inch Tosai.
Could this be a Beni Matsukawabake? Or just a very very crappy showa? :D::uggg:
Here's my Shiro thats from the Mystic grow-out. Been in my pond for 10 months and only two more before the big competition. The 2nd pic is when I picked it up.
Here's my Beppo Sanke from the Mystic Grow-out, Just need the sumi to pop through a little more. 2nd pic is from the day I bought Her.
Hi I homebreed Ginrin Goromo vs Metalic Doitsu Ochiba
The when I culled, I found this one.. just curious what breed is this? someone told me its...
I understand that this is not the correct place for this post but I knew that everyone here may appreciate how ridiculous and frustrating it can be to get quality koi in Australia.
This Koi is being offered as an Ogon and the asking price is $800! It also makes mention that it would be ideal to...
Please Comments on them.. Should I keep them or re-home them?
this on has won minor prize but I could not see why..? is this good?
I wish Koiphen will have a "Koi Development"or "Koi Journals" sub-forum for us to post our Koi Development to help us learn about our Koi and to have others easy to find photo development on Koi as well..
well here is my Beni Kumonryu Development
8th Dec 2012 - 15cm
30th March 2013 - 27cm
Please give me some expertise on these fish. Be gentle, I am only starting out with these fish about 6 months ago.
Redo #3. Let me know your thoughts...Jim
This is a Sundan Koi Ochiba purchased in March at roughly 7-9 inches and now at 18inches. Its lost some of its grey, but still a good grower. Forgive my poor quality photos.
Redo number 2....7 inch Goshiki Tosai
I just purchased a few koi and I wanted some opinions on them. The ginrin soragoi is 14.5", the ochiba is 15.1", and the goshiki is 14.7". I'm new to all of this but i believe they are pretty good quality.
Another 2. Both are 6 inch Tosai
Another one for judging. Also a 6 inch Tosai
This is a Sundan Koi Chagoi purchased in March at roughly 7-9 inches and now at 17.5inches. Forgive my poor quality photos.
Bought this Beppu as a kohaku in June 2012
This was when I bought it
Now in March 2013, been noticing something happening on the shoulders......could this be turning into an Ai Goromo?
I bought these 3 Sakuma showa in June 2012, all were around 22cm then
Today all are in the 40cm range, your thoughts?
#2 - Personally my favourite
Bought this Sakuma Kohaku from my dealer here in SA recently
around 26cm, have huge hopes for this tosai
Like the strong body on it, the kiwa is very sharp, not much sashi which I prefer and the shiro is also very white and has nice lustre for such a young fish. Loved the pattern when I first...
Bought in June 2012 @ 22cm
now in March 2013 @ 40cm.....love the intensity of the hi against shiro!
Acquired these two in October at 5". Now at 11" and growing like weeds.
What is this fish? Seller advertised as "GIN RIN MIDORIGOI", I like it but I am not totally convinced. My suspect is a (light yellow) Gin Rin Ki Matsuba...What's your thoughts?
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