critical evaluations of koi
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
Here's another new one - I always try to have a pair to QT at the same time.
This is their pic at 6.5" don't know what sex - by Marusei.
The tancho makes me think of a scuba divers mark.
This is a 16-17" certified female nisai (16 mos old) Omosako Shiro Utsuri that I just purchased from a hobbyist in San Jose. What do you guys think? Any potential? Keeper for now or time to rehome? From what I know, she grew from 10" this spring to her current size of 16-17" on Saki Hikari. I...
hello everyone, i just purchased this kohaku at 14.5". can anyone give me some insight on how this one will turn out? i'm a noob at picking koi, but i liked the pattern and it fell w/in my price range. also, i'm bidding on this shiro utsuri at 12.4". i've heard that shiros take 3-4 to finish,...
I had a thread when she was purchased, and Mike gave me some good info on her and another. I would like to expand on that and get more specific. These photos are from last year at purchase & delivery. I will not be bowling her for a long while.
She has grown a good 3-4 inches by my...
Which would you choose and why? I did not measure them exactly but the smallest is about 15 cm (6 inches) and the larger about 20 cm.
You may only have one for Christmas!
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