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  1. Thread: Goshiki

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  2. Thread: Goshiki

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    It usually means the Beni is receding or failing.

    It usually means the Beni is receding or failing.
  3. Thread: Goshiki

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    I always just look for the best possible...

    I always just look for the best possible conformation for each Koi no matter the variety.
  4. It is terrible how the industry makes you feel...

    It is terrible how the industry makes you feel bad if you don't spend a lot on Koi food.
  5. Thread: Goshiki

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    I am confused, I read through this thread three...

    I am confused, I read through this thread three times and no one has compared the conformation of this Goshiki to a Gosanke. Mike mentioned that some serious Gosanke breeders are breeding Goshiki and...
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    It already has problems other than waxy scales.

    It already has problems other than waxy scales.
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    Do you see the damage on Koi #2? Do you see that...

    Do you see the damage on Koi #2? Do you see that it is red underneath the waxy scar tissue? This means it has an active infection. How do you think you would feel if you had to walk around like this...
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    Eating and swimming does not mean it has quality...

    Eating and swimming does not mean it has quality of life.
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    Yeah, I saw that, but it does not mean it has...

    Yeah, I saw that, but it does not mean it has been exactly the same way for 4 years. I would wager it has actually gotten worse. It would be best to put it down.
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    You are absolutely 100% sure this is not a...

    You are absolutely 100% sure this is not a systemic infection and it will not get worse? You are also sure it has been exactly the same for four years as well? Sometimes, especially when Koi have...
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    The second Koi has issues that will get worse. To...

    The second Koi has issues that will get worse. To me, it justifies putting it down. Maybe you didn't notice these pictures.
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    I am not sure I follow your question. Not...

    I am not sure I follow your question. Not interested in what?
  13. The use of salt, for no reason, should never be...

    The use of salt, for no reason, should never be done. The fact that it lowers temps will also never change.
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    It's not a big deal if you don't see it.

    It's not a big deal if you don't see it.
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    Do you know how many perfect #1 Koi exist - none....

    Do you know how many perfect #1 Koi exist - none. This is a minor issue and the quality, body and pattern are excellent and out weigh the issue. Many of the Grand Champions at the AJKS have had...
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    Cool, this shows exactly where it is crooked....

    Cool, this shows exactly where it is crooked. Follow the spine straight to the nose and the line will be to the left of center and the arrow shows where the defect is. The two sides of the head don't...
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    It is in all the pictures you posted as well, I...

    It is in all the pictures you posted as well, I can see it. It is crooked. It is also the tilting of the Koi at the end of the video that hides it being crooked but I still see it. It is slight.
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    #1 has a pinched/crooked head. Where the head...

    #1 has a pinched/crooked head. Where the head meets the right shoulder you can see the problem. Watch it when it swims.
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    It is simple, they are all #1 for different...

    It is simple, they are all #1 for different reasons. Each Koi is #1 for the "trait" it has.
  20. I have also received PM's from people asking for...

    I have also received PM's from people asking for help when they couldn't get the help they needed on their ER thread.
  21. ' I have seen threads where three different...

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    I have seen threads where three different "committee" members gave opposing suggestions.
  22. :like: Yes, I think it is a bit much when people...

    :like: Yes, I think it is a bit much when people have to deal with "The Committee rules this space"
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    I was thinking the same thing...:thinking:

    I was thinking the same thing...:thinking:
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    I finally got out yesterday and mailed the...

    I finally got out yesterday and mailed the calendars. Arid, I think you should see it in about 10 days as Australia is 8 -10 business days. Everyone else should see theirs is 1- 3 days.
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    I did agree with you, that the body grows more...

    I did agree with you, that the body grows more than the head, but the Kohaku I showed as an example does show bad body conformation for this type. I am not rue why you think what I posted supports...
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    :lmao: I am sure they look worse in person.

    :lmao: I am sure they look worse in person.
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    Actually, the pictures you posted just confirm...

    Actually, the pictures you posted just confirm that bone structure does not get better. The Kohaku had a very short pointed head as Tosai and it still has a very short face/head, from the eyes to the...
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    The problem is that the head and body do not have...

    The problem is that the head and body do not have the right proportions to work together. The body will always grow more than the head but that doesn't change conformation issues. Bone structure is...
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    There just isn't anything good about this Koi. It...

    There just isn't anything good about this Koi. It has bad Sumi, low quality Beni and the pattern isn't very good. It is not a good example of this variety.
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    The reason not to get this Kohaku is that it has...

    The reason not to get this Kohaku is that it has Sumi on the nose and the Beni is weak.
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    Yes, they are all here and doing fine.

    Yes, they are all here and doing fine.
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    The Koi are due to arrive on December 3rd.

    The Koi are due to arrive on December 3rd.
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    There are colored dyes you can buy, from pool...

    There are colored dyes you can buy, from pool supply stores, that you can put in along the edges of the pond. You'll need to turn everything of so that there is no current and then look to see if the...
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    I just wanted to update that I had to have a...

    I just wanted to update that I had to have a minor surgery last week and then I got very ill so I have not been able to send out the calendars yet. They will go out after Thanksgiving.
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    The dark areas, on the head, can be seen in all...

    The dark areas, on the head, can be seen in all three pictures to some degree. It is underlying Sumi and I believe it will come in.

    I like this Shiro but I think the head is too small for the body.
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    I am not familiar with any rule of thumb...

    I am not familiar with any rule of thumb theories, it is really a matter of seeing enough Koi, learning to recognize what you are looking at, and then applying that knowledge when searching for that...
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    It doesn't matter that the Isa was born earlier...

    It doesn't matter that the Isa was born earlier and started off bigger than the other two. What is important is that it has better bone structure. Bone structure does not change as the fish grows.
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    This is not Finn rot, as you can see the fins are...

    This is not Finn rot, as you can see the fins are not damaged.
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    This fish is dying from dropsy and ulcers. At...

    This fish is dying from dropsy and ulcers. At this point you would do this Koi well by putting it down. This could be a result of parasite but may more likely be bacterial. It would be best to scrape...
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    It is a Kumonryu, the Sumi is developing...

    It is a Kumonryu, the Sumi is developing laterally. Think of the difference as horizontal vs. vertical.
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    There were 70 people that signed up and I wish I had 70 calendars but, I did...
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    OK, everyone that has posted to this point is...

    OK, everyone that has posted to this point is included. It is now closed.
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    The universal term for Koi like these -...

    The universal term for Koi like these - crapagoi:D:
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    I have been a little too busy of late so I will...

    I have been a little too busy of late so I will draw the names this weekend, sorry for the delay.
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    That would be your call. Did you learn anything...

    That would be your call. Did you learn anything from this fish?
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    No, things like this never get better.

    No, things like this never get better.
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    This one has the best body and head of the three...

    This one has the best body and head of the three but is lacking in the same quality as the others.
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    This one is developing some conformation issues....

    This one is developing some conformation issues. The body is too wide for the length and the head is on the small, pointy side.
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    The issues with the head are much more visible...

    The issues with the head are much more visible now.
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