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  1. Eupterus get pretty large, I have seen some over...

    Eupterus get pretty large, I have seen some over 12" long, there outstanding feature is the extremely high dorsal fin. For the most part they only swim upside down when very small. Best kept...
  2. [QUOTE=gonecadd;2540462]This is just a 20 gallon...

    [QUOTE=gonecadd;2540462]This is just a 20 gallon tank.
    I got to reading about the fish I have now and
    it appears that given a large enough tank they
    can grow to 1 foot long. :O I didn't realize...
  3. First one above the Goshiki, and I changed my...

    First one above the Goshiki, and I changed my mind on the Kohaku, I am back and forth between A and C, final decision I had to back and change to A.
  4. I am going A with Kohaku, and C with Sanke. ...

    I am going A with Kohaku, and C with Sanke. Now from all the pictures posted I would love to see in my pond, I'll take the Kujaku!
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    C.b.a.

    C.b.a.
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    I am wondering about housing koi in the mud...

    I am wondering about housing koi in the mud through winter in general. I pretty much got the answer of keeping or not from Mike and Russell's first posts.
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    The mud pond is kind of small, around 100,000...

    The mud pond is kind of small, around 100,000 gallons, it's only about 3' deep and was built for raising fry but since I didn't spawn this year I wanted to try my hand at raising in the mud for some...
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    534919 The picture on #1 makes the head even...

    534919 The picture on #1 makes the head even worse than it is.
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    Is there one with a better head shape than the...

    Is there one with a better head shape than the others?
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    #1 to me the body is decent, but the head is so...

    #1 to me the body is decent, but the head is so big that it over takes the body. If you take your hand and cover the head the body actually looks better of the four. To Me. #2 does have a nice...
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    Mike and Russell, Can you break them down a...

    Mike and Russell, Can you break them down a little more. Keep in mind they are only about 20 hours out of the mud. No need to be sorry, I expected them to be picked apart. This was a learning...
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    That doesn't tell me much, for one there are two...

    That doesn't tell me much, for one there are two three step Kohaku, and second why would you pick it?
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    2 Kohaku 2 Sanke

    I would like to get a serious critique on these four koi. I grew these out this summer in a mud pond to test run everything before putting anything special in the mud. All four were not chosen to be...
  14. Steve, I am still a little confused on the...

    Steve, I am still a little confused on the application payment process. Once a application for the scholarship program has been sent in. Will you notify the applicant that they have been selected and...
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    Nice assorted collection. Did they mention the...

    Nice assorted collection. Did they mention the fall Harvest? If you can make it to the harvest it is a special event and so worth the trip. Hreat food, great people, great koi, what more could you...
  16. Maggie, Keep asking questions, don't be...

    Maggie, Keep asking questions, don't be intimidated by knowledge in your quest to learn. What your asking is pretty wide in spectrum but the goal you seek really isn't that broad. Rick and Nancy...
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    I've been the last three years and all the...

    I've been the last three years and all the judging and viewing is done from Side view in aquariums. I've never seen them bowl a goldfish at all. Last year there were about 15-16 entries. year...
  18. Not often I see a Chagoi that really jumps out at...

    Not often I see a Chagoi that really jumps out at me. This one certainly does. Once the water cools and she has become more adapted I have a feeling she is even going to get nicer looking. Very...
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    Great pics Gary! That white lotus is really...

    Great pics Gary! That white lotus is really pretty, never thought I would like an all white one but I do! Love how you captured the reflection of the sky in some of the pics. Spectacular!
  20. I've never had a issue with a neighbor due to one...

    I've never had a issue with a neighbor due to one of my ponds. I have however made friends with neighbors because of them. Only issue I have ever had was one of my neighbors complaining about how...
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    It's for sure a green Heron, yes they will take...

    It's for sure a green Heron, yes they will take smaller fish and I would say 10" is easily possible. They are bold and smart as well. Good news is though, they prefer crawfish, small fish, and...
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    I don't want to critique this Koi as I feel like...

    I don't want to critique this Koi as I feel like there are far more qualified people here that will be happy to posts their thoughts on this one. But after acquiring several Shiro's over the last...
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    Great choice for MVP! Congrats Timbo! I'm glad...

    Great choice for MVP! Congrats Timbo! I'm glad to know you not only as a online friend but as a personal friend as well. Thanks for all the help and teachings behind the scenes. I walk away with...
  24. Thread: Nualgi

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    I've been using Nualgi since Sept. of last year. ...

    I've been using Nualgi since Sept. of last year. I use it in two ponds both which have had green water issues. One pond it seems to be working very well, I have had significantly clearer water...
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    I have been using Nualgi since last fall when I...

    I have been using Nualgi since last fall when I picked up a few bottle at the Dallas Koi show. Anil took a great deal of time explaining to me how it worked, how to contact his research group that...
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    I went ahead and got the membership and figured...

    I went ahead and got the membership and figured while I was at it I might as well take advantage of the 10% off on the book and ordered Step by Step Koi Diagnosis & Treatment" by Duncan Griffiths....
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    final pics

    final pics
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    Other Koi I took pictures of while I could. It...

    Other Koi I took pictures of while I could. It was extremely hard getting time to take pictures with everything going on.
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    More goldfish pics

    More goldfish pics
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    Some of the goldfish entered

    Some of the goldfish entered
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    My great friend entered his first show. He took...

    My great friend entered his first show. He took Judges choice Tategoi with his sanke, best long fin in the small class, and best in size with his Ogon. I was even more happy for his achievements...
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    The walk around with Troy Head was great,...

    The walk around with Troy Head was great, virtually every person that had an entry in either the goldfish division or the Koi division joined in to listen to Troy tell us what he saw and thought...
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    We also took best in Variety in showa with our...

    We also took best in Variety in showa with our Purdin Bred Showa, and best in Variety Kawarigoi with our Kloubec bred Beni Kumonryu. The Beni Kumonryu also took most unusual koi which was the...
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    Grand Champion Goldfish bred by Mike Christiansen...

    Grand Champion Goldfish bred by Mike Christiansen at Ornamental Pond Fish and owned by my self.
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    Reserve Grand Champion Kohaku and Mature Champion...

    Reserve Grand Champion Kohaku and Mature Champion Ogon went to Ben from Biloxi Ms.
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    Proud to announce Robert Wu (WhodatKoi) as our...

    Proud to announce Robert Wu (WhodatKoi) as our return GC again this year. This is the second time Robert has won The GC and again with a Purdin bred Koi. Congratulations to Robert and the Purdin...
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    Tim, I don't know breeder lines well enough to...

    Tim, I don't know breeder lines well enough to distinguish one from the other. I kind of thought I did but I don't. I felt pretty confident in my domestic picks on at least three I really thought...
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    This is my own opnion and thought on this thread....

    This is my own opnion and thought on this thread. Knowing Tim (Appliance Guy) like I do and knowing how he loves a particular Domestic breeders Koi I'm betting from my own instinct that he is making...
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    1. Import 2. Domestic 3. Domestic 4. Import...

    1. Import
    2. Domestic
    3. Domestic
    4. Import
    5. Domestic
    6. Import
    7. Import
    8. Domestic
    9. Domestic
    10. Import
  40. Not absolutely necessary, but you will find over...

    Not absolutely necessary, but you will find over time that if you can't get the bottom to circulate and help draw the waste to the bottom drains it will be a regret down the road. I didn't put in...
  41. Hikari makes a few of their foods in large pellet...

    Hikari makes a few of their foods in large pellet form, Kenzen has a 7mm pellet, and Tomigai has large pellet, All of these are in the higher side price range but at the same time you get more from...
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    One last post and I'll let others post. Buying a...

    One last post and I'll let others post. Buying a koi to show and buying a quality koi doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. You have to learn the koi, what to look for and how to pick out of a...
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    Here are a few domestic Koi a friend and I picked...

    Here are a few domestic Koi a friend and I picked up a few weeks ago. Keep in mind, these are not show koi, but they aren't run of the mill mutt type koi either. each has issues but each was...
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    Here is a decent quality Kikusui to compare with....

    Here is a decent quality Kikusui to compare with. This one was imported but I didn't end up with it. It was at the show in Dallas and If memory serves me right I think it went for around $250. Not...
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    Superb choice! Congrats!

    Superb choice! Congrats!
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    As you can see the little tear has completely...

    As you can see the little tear has completely healed. I think the picture your referring to is just angle and movement in the tank. Here is a picture from another angle, She really doesn't look...
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    She's around 16-17" right now I would guess. If...

    She's around 16-17" right now I would guess. If I decide to show her in March I'll get a better measurement. I wanted a one that was balanced, My last one was heavy patterned to one side and had a...
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    What's your thought's on Pumpkin?

    I was looking at a thread on serious critique and wanted to see what others thought about this one. The first two pictures were taken the weekend I purchased her last fall. The third picture was...
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    I think my eyes might be improving a little, I...

    I think my eyes might be improving a little, I hit the like button just by glancing through as this one really jumped out at me. Then I read the post, looks like someone else already had their eyes...
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    I can tell you, I looked into one of the tanks...

    I can tell you, I looked into one of the tanks that Purdin has their new imports in. I asked Bill why he had his stock mixed with imported stock already. He told me he didn't they were all imported...
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