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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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    Thank you for sharing the flyer announcement for...

    Thank you for sharing the flyer announcement for us Cindy. I was just getting ready to post and saw this thread. Glad I looked before posting. If anyone is in the Baton Rouge area March the 14th I...
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    About 30 minutes north west of Baton Rouge. You...

    About 30 minutes north west of Baton Rouge. You do have to call in advance to set up a visitation, They aren't open daily for retail sales.
  12. Sticky: PM on FB sent

    PM on FB sent
  13. Sticky: Cindy, We would love to award a friendship award...

    Cindy, We would love to award a friendship award from WWKC, I can get a mailing address or you can email our Club President, her information is at the bottom of the flyer.
  14. How deep is this pond planning on being? It...

    How deep is this pond planning on being? It doesn't look very deep at all. I know many think the depth is to keep the pond from freezing. NOT the case down here. HEAT is our worst enemy! Even...
  15. Do you have any updated pictures on your build. ...

    Do you have any updated pictures on your build. Be sure and look at the posts I liked. Many things Mike has covered on the thread I hit on in my PM tonight. I had multiple conversations with Zac...
  16. Timbo, You mad at me? I've PM'd you, called...

    Timbo, You mad at me? I've PM'd you, called you, and text you. Haven't heard back from you.
  17. I've made my fair share of mistakes but last...

    I've made my fair share of mistakes but last spring was the super mistake. I woke up and got ready for work, went out to check the ponds and do the back flushing on the filters and clean the sieve. ...
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    Congrats Rainblood! Well deserved!!!!

    Congrats Rainblood! Well deserved!!!!
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    Thank you! That's the kind of response I am...

    Thank you! That's the kind of response I am looking for! I'm really hoping others will respond with similar lists like this. Having multiple members posting it should give a good idea of what...
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    Medications for the first aid.

    I am looking into information and new products available for building a new updated first aid kit. I have spent several hours searching different forums and sites trying to put together a good first...
  21. Here is a question to your question. What where...

    Here is a question to your question. What where the original varieties of the Koi that produced the parent stock you are planning on using for breeding? Reason I ask this, Breeding one koi to...
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    If your hitting your over tightening. It's a...

    If your hitting your over tightening. It's a seated o-ring and doesn't require hard tightening down. I take mine apart while still mounted to the motor after all water has been drained. As for...
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    Kurt, I know this one isn't part of the harvest....

    Kurt, I know this one isn't part of the harvest. But it is the Ochiba Shigure I picked up from the Dallas show. I'm pretty sure it's a female and I must say she is growing and improving constantly...
  24. KOIAndrew, have you pulled and bred any specific...

    KOIAndrew, have you pulled and bred any specific koi in the past. If not pick your parents and breed them specifically. This in itself is a challenge above and beyond flock spawning. If you can...
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    I think female, I like the body for a Ki Utsuri,...

    I think female, I like the body for a Ki Utsuri, I see far to many that look like little short footballs. The Ki, I am afraid what you see is what you get. But that said, don't complain, I've seen...
  26. Rosy Reds are USUALLY gold forms of Fat head...

    Rosy Reds are USUALLY gold forms of Fat head minnows, Check with your local DWLF website and see if they have been banned and if so what it says. Many times they stop importation of species of one...
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    8 x 9 x2 would be around 1000 gallons, very small...

    8 x 9 x2 would be around 1000 gallons, very small size limitation. I was going to suggest sturgeonlets if you didn't get to hot in the summer but that would be way to small for a sturgeon. small...
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    From what I can tell I like, But I think to get...

    From what I can tell I like, But I think to get the attention judgment call from the folks that give the most detail you need to get some better pictures. A head facing you picture standing from...
  29. I'm another fan of Purdin Koi. I feel for bang...

    I'm another fan of Purdin Koi. I feel for bang for the buck Purdins Koi rival Japanese Koi at a far better price due simply to the fact, they don't have to pay a buyer to go find Koi and they don't...
  30. Rick, Thank you for posting. First yes, I didn't...

    Rick, Thank you for posting. First yes, I didn't catch added a extra 0 when typing and didn't catch it. At 50 degrees could you give me an estimate what we should be reading?? We don't have any...
  31. Need help converting % salt reading from a refractometer reading.

    As the title of the thread states. I have a refractometer. I have a hobbyist that needs to treat the pond with a salt treatment of .03% as per recommendation in Koi Health and Diseases by Dr. Erik...
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    Very nice offer, Thanks for doing this. I would...

    Very nice offer, Thanks for doing this. I would like to be included in the drawing.
  33. Joel, this is a sample of some of the ponds on my...

    Joel, this is a sample of some of the ponds on my place. The two square ponds are for water lilies and goldfish, The big formal style pond is my standard koi, the big more natural looking pond is for...
  34. Placing a screen will increase the chances of the...

    Placing a screen will increase the chances of the drain clogging, but it can be done. reducing flow rate is also an option but I recommend staying with the 4" drain, IMO the suction is less due to...
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    I keep Oranda's and Ryukins in my outside pond,...

    I keep Oranda's and Ryukins in my outside pond, we may get some ice crystals along the edges a few times a year but nothing drastic. They have been fine for a couple of years now. I see no problem...
  36. Nancy, I love your post and pictures, Great...

    Nancy, I love your post and pictures, Great example to ponder on. I do have one question though. Why would you say your fish aren't awesome? You have some of my favorite goldfish in your ponds, Long...
  37. From the sounds of your plans I would say your...

    From the sounds of your plans I would say your heading more the direction of Koi or if goldfish, Going to have to be large ones. The small ones will get sucked into the bottom drains unless you...
  38. I think IMO I would focus more on the what you...

    I think IMO I would focus more on the what you want for the final look. Do you want a natural looking pond with plants? Do you want a formal look? How much filtration are you planning and what...
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    I have not found that to be the case. I keep one...

    I have not found that to be the case. I keep one pond with Primarily Butterfly Koi and the other with mostly female standard koi. Both about the same stocking levels and water quality. By far I...
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    Love the tour Russ! It's always quite...

    Love the tour Russ! It's always quite interesting seeing the views from across the globe through someone else's eyes.
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    Actually Butterfly koi are MORE susceptible to...

    Actually Butterfly koi are MORE susceptible to fin and tail infections than standard Koi. the long fins have very tiny blood vessels and as the koi grow the fins and tail get longer and more fragile....
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    Russell, I noticed several of the Koi from this...

    Russell, I noticed several of the Koi from this farm have a Gin Rin look to them. (Post 98 5th picture down is a great example) What is that called? I see that on some higher quality Koi from time...
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    On a good note, it does appear to be in a lot...

    On a good note, it does appear to be in a lot better health and doesn't look to be nearly as under fed as originally posted.
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    I posted one fish for serious critique and it got...

    I posted one fish for serious critique and it got slammed. It was a favorite of mine and I loved it's pattern and color greatly. Russell was the first to slam me with it had a crooked head, then...
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    BTW, using this section is more used for critique...

    BTW, using this section is more used for critique for really serious show fish. Be prepared that many will plain and simply tell you the facts and not hold back. This area of the forum is great to...
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    On a scale of one to ten. One being poor pond...

    On a scale of one to ten. One being poor pond grade, 5 being average pond grade/upper pet store quality to 10 being a full blown high quality show koi. I would put the shusui at this point in time a...
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    I would suggest getting a subscription of Koi USA...

    I would suggest getting a subscription of Koi USA and reading as much as possible. I suggest Koi USA because they post pictures and allow you to be the judge, then you can go into the why's and...
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    I can try and help a little. In the above example...

    I can try and help a little. In the above example SFF would be the breeder, Sakura and Donguri would be the bloodline, or in other words the female used in that years spawning. Each breeder may use...
  49. Max I remember when you posted the ones I'm...

    Max I remember when you posted the ones I'm referring to they were your babies. I keep seeing an image in my mind that they were being netted. There were a few posted all about the same time and I...
  50. I couldn't find the exact pictures I was looking...

    I couldn't find the exact pictures I was looking for but these are close to the ones I'm referring to.
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