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  1. I did not like the shape of D at the transition...

    I did not like the shape of D at the transition from Gill plates to the body. Not sure if its the image playing with my eyes. A and B both looked like uneven pec fins, B also having a pointy head. I...
  2. I think C...

    I think C...
  3. Dainichi has some short bodied full figured girls...

    Dainichi has some short bodied full figured girls coming out of the farm. While a little more length on them would be good to improve the ratio to body mass, i wouldn't complain about having one in...
  4. I recommend you go through some of Russ's old...

    I recommend you go through some of Russ's old trips threads to Japan. He takes photos at the Koi shows there and those can all be great examples. One thread could have hundreds of examples for you to...
  5. I am not saying what you are saying. We do create...

    I am not saying what you are saying. We do create their genes as we see them today. No we do not create them in test tubes and inject it in, but we make them through manipulation of what is there...
  6. It is not creation, it is manipulation. Anyone...

    It is not creation, it is manipulation. Anyone can do it, the Japanese have just proven to be better at it. Others buy their stock to bypass generations of manipulation trying to catch up.
  7. You said koi are not man made, if the koi we...

    You said koi are not man made, if the koi we purchase today (Nishikigoi) are not man made, then they must come from the wild naturally.
  8. You cannot create pigments that don't exist...

    You cannot create pigments that don't exist without genetic manipulation. As for polka dots...Tancho and step patterns are fairly close.

    In regards to man made, they fish we see today are here...
  9. Breeding charts show a history of how breeds were...

    Breeding charts show a history of how breeds were combined to create new breeds. It was a process of coupled breeding along with trial and error. Koi in nature are not selective or scientific in...
  10. The showing of color was the original mutation....

    The showing of color was the original mutation. Nishikigoi is the human interference to harness the mutation to create a desired effect improving that mutation. The individual breeds would never have...
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    Are you running any air into the pond? My temps...

    Are you running any air into the pond? My temps naturally hit the 80's in the shade with no issues here with my air pump going. Did you test the water to also make sure there wasn't another possible...
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    Design wise I would stick to Koi Toilet or Zac's...

    Design wise I would stick to Koi Toilet or Zac's from Deepwater Koi. Most bottom drains I have seen have flat bottoms and side exits to draw waste. It creates a dead zone for heavier objects to...
  13. Nice of you to offer a helping hand. You could...

    Nice of you to offer a helping hand. You could probably check in with the various TX clubs. They might have gotten a call or two for help.
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    I think Vipertom used it last year. Not sure...

    I think Vipertom used it last year. Not sure though if he posted end of feeding season thoughts on it though.
  15. Russ- In the very rare instance that an off...

    Russ- In the very rare instance that an off spring outgrows its parents, do you think breeders would retain the koi as a potential breeder to improve the size within their line or discard as just an...
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    I would skip the cooler at that price. I would...

    I would skip the cooler at that price. I would use a bag for moving from one spot to another. I would do so with a helper due to the weight of the fish and water. If you are looking for something to...
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    You will have to do a lot of calling around. All...

    You will have to do a lot of calling around. All of the Banfields won't touch it as its "exotic". Your best luck is to try an exotic vet, however I attempted that and they wanted my to bag the koi,...
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    If you are going to push to save it, you will...

    If you are going to push to save it, you will need injection antibiotics like Baytril to work the infection. Medicated food isn't going to do much. PP will not cure it either. If those bumps are...
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    Its hard to say. Some bumps look solid, others...

    Its hard to say. Some bumps look solid, others more soft or liquid like a blister. You have bulging on the one side though that dropsy indicating an infection. Its quiet possible your koi is dealing...
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    I don't think many long fins are imported, so...

    I don't think many long fins are imported, so what is imported probably goes pretty fast or was bought for a specific customer. Kloubec Koi and Blackwater both have some decent longfins. Any...
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    Sorry for your loss. I don't live too far from...

    Sorry for your loss. I don't live too far from you. The heat can be brutal as yesterday here we hit 95 with a heat index of 104. My biggest recommendation is to get shade for your pond to keep the...
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    I would contact who sold it to you and have them...

    I would contact who sold it to you and have them send you a replacement quartz sleeve. I would not risk water seeping in the existing crack/break or the flow of water putting pressure on it and...
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    I was thinking my Pond Prime was good at $35 for...

    I was thinking my Pond Prime was good at $35 for 40,000 gallons and then Nancy came by and schooled me, lol. Once I am done with my stock I am going to give her stuff a go.
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    That's what it calculates to.

    That's what it calculates to.
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    I can tell you the parent line for both of my...

    I can tell you the parent line for both of my parents in the spawn came from Sundan Koi Farm here in FL. The two came from the breeding of a Hosaki Female Ochiba, a Hosaki Male Ochiba, and a Shinoda...
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    Aquarium viewing is great. Here is what I think I...

    Aquarium viewing is great. Here is what I think I have thus far...

    Soragoi- 2
    Chagoi- 3
    Karashigoi- 1
    Ochiba- 2
    Odd balls- 4

    The odd balls make up three that are too small to tell if they...
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    Also here it is from the last clean up. ...

    Also here it is from the last clean up.

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?148222-A-user-s-review-of-Cermedia&highlight=
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    I just use the shower setting on the hose nozzle...

    I just use the shower setting on the hose nozzle and then place it back in.
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    I have a dozen left, they are all being grown out...

    I have a dozen left, they are all being grown out at this point lol
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    Survivors were moved to the aquarium today as DW...

    Survivors were moved to the aquarium today as DW was getting tired of seeing the tank on the pool deck. 14 survivors went in and the two smallest were immediately eaten by a goldfish. The rest are...
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    When the ones removed are 18 inches, they are...

    When the ones removed are 18 inches, they are beasts that can eat a ton.
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    Check out his site and facebook. Scott ships and...

    Check out his site and facebook. Scott ships and I have found his cost to ship to be pretty reasonable. I have 4 Tamasaba from him, a Telescope Panda, and A Telescope Tri-color that started as a...
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    I am just north of you in Seminole County and I...

    I am just north of you in Seminole County and I noticed a lowered algae amount, but not string algae. String algae hasn't been seen (with exception to the waterfall weir) since I covered the pond...
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    Its about 80 bucks a linear foot, but it saves...

    Its about 80 bucks a linear foot, but it saves you the digging and tearing out the patio. It will cut the flow by 5% once installed and can handle curves, changes in pipe size, etc. Just a matter of...
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    You are looking for a contractor that does Cured...

    You are looking for a contractor that does Cured in Place Pipe.

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    She is just a full bodied female. Doesn't look...

    She is just a full bodied female. Doesn't look like she is carrying a bunch of eggs.
  37. If the system can draw any water in via gravity...

    If the system can draw any water in via gravity feed due to sitting low enough below the water line, a valve should be installed prior to allow cleaning or servicing to the unit down the road without...
  38. I have some good neighbors here, just none...

    I have some good neighbors here, just none adjacent to me. I just put in complaints with code enforcement on the rental behind me. My complaint went in for the totaled car that has been sitting in...
  39. As long as you are not creating damage, just...

    As long as you are not creating damage, just ignore the passive aggressive loud talk. In general you have to learn to take neighbors with a grain of salt as rarely will you find a great one, mainly...
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    Is what it is. The sanke I could tell already...

    Is what it is. The sanke I could tell already that it was going to get re-homed by the end of the year, so it just saved me some food. Between it and the pleco's my bio-load just went down too. I...
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    Saturday I put down one of the new fish. The...

    Saturday I put down one of the new fish. The sanke was being eaten by an aggressive pleco. I have never had issues before, but I should have caught the signs. They have been coming up to grab pellets...
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    As predicted the tiny ones with the curved tails...

    As predicted the tiny ones with the curved tails died off. Down to 14. I am hoping to grow them all out so they can go in the aquarium for awhile where feeding, cleaning, and grow out can be done...
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    Looking good. Is the first one a male and the...

    Looking good. Is the first one a male and the second a female?
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    Looking good Max.

    Looking good Max.
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    Sorry to hear of this, that one had some great...

    Sorry to hear of this, that one had some great potential.
  46. Very good advice here on learning your system and...

    Very good advice here on learning your system and water. The first year I was sitting down with a testing kit every week, logging results, etc. I have gotten to the point now where I feel I know my...
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    I have a school of thought that a mix of foods is...

    I have a school of thought that a mix of foods is better than just one food. If any one of us were to eat the same food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day we would likely see side effects no...
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    Unfortunately the manufacturers will ever be the...

    Unfortunately the manufacturers will ever be the same with their container sizes for a true apple to apple match up. The math and variations cloud the actual cost to benefit them a bit. This whole...
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    That one is 250g and treats 50,000g. Its 1g per...

    That one is 250g and treats 50,000g. Its 1g per 200g per the manufacturer. If you like it, buy the larger volume. At normal price for the 4kg it treats 800,000g and is pretty cheap at 0.000271875 per...
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    What is the dosing rate?

    What is the dosing rate?
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