Search:

Type: Posts; User: jimfish98; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.18 seconds; generated 14 minute(s) ago.

  1. Replies
    254
    Views
    12,754

    I cannot find a temperature range for them, but...

    I cannot find a temperature range for them, but everything I have read says they are cold tolerant. Its just a matter of testing how tolerant.
  2. Replies
    254
    Views
    12,754

    They should be able to at least in my pond, but I...

    They should be able to at least in my pond, but I also live in FL.
  3. Replies
    254
    Views
    12,754

    One of my Tamasaba was put down tonight. I was...

    One of my Tamasaba was put down tonight. I was out for vacation and came back to find my pond net came down in one corner. A paver that helped hold it in place went in with it and it got the tail of...
  4. Thread: Khv rescue

    by jimfish98
    Replies
    37
    Views
    877

    I am not sure if any rescue groups for KHV...

    I am not sure if any rescue groups for KHV carriers, but I would personally put them down and clean the system to start fresh. If it was KHV, its too risky in my mind to keep around. I would want the...
  5. Replies
    0
    Views
    89

    WTB Hakko Air Pump

    Any vendors running any deals? My Hakko has bit the dust and I am looking for a replacement 40L or maybe bump up to the 60L. I am only interested if you actually have one in hand to ship out. I am...
  6. Replies
    9
    Views
    301

    I still think of Family Circus when I hear a line...

    I still think of Family Circus when I hear a line like that.
  7. Replies
    43
    Views
    1,091

    Based on things I would say you have koi that you...

    Based on things I would say you have koi that you can grow out and enjoy and maybe a step above pond grade as you noted. I would not consider them to have "good genetics" with the limited...
  8. It could be a variety of things. To assist...

    It could be a variety of things. To assist others, I recommend you net those that you can and take a photo of the areas in question.
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    406

    I would remove him. He will add to the waste and...

    I would remove him. He will add to the waste and may nip at your other fish.
  10. Thread: Asagi

    by jimfish98
    Replies
    155
    Views
    4,915

    I am not picky on type of Asagi, it would just be...

    I am not picky on type of Asagi, it would just be nice to find one. I had the Kado Gin that was doing well and then went downhill fast. I couldn't find a tosai in a vendor tank at the show in March...
  11. Replies
    7
    Views
    280

    I recommend you make a new post on that vendor in...

    I recommend you make a new post on that vendor in the vendor feedback section so we can get more clarity and it could help future buyers select a different vendor or have some insight into what they...
  12. Replies
    254
    Views
    12,754

    They swim right along with the herd and are just...

    They swim right along with the herd and are just as competitive at feeding time. Here is a larger one I picked up this morning.
  13. Replies
    130
    Views
    6,366

    I think that goes back to the parents. One of the...

    I think that goes back to the parents. One of the things I liked about Dan's Koi was the scalation on them. Hopefully it passes off to this one as well. Pattern wise I expect to see a lot of change....
  14. Replies
    254
    Views
    12,754

    I have seen photos of them from breeders at...

    I have seen photos of them from breeders at probably double the current size of mine. As for swimming, they swim pretty fast. He was easy to grab as I was hand feeding at the time. The look plump,...
  15. Replies
    254
    Views
    12,754

    Growing season has hit the Tamasaba. Scooped this...

    Growing season has hit the Tamasaba. Scooped this one out by hand.
  16. Replies
    130
    Views
    6,366

    This Ochiba was hanging out in my sieve for a bit...

    This Ochiba was hanging out in my sieve for a bit today. He ends up in there a few times a week.
  17. Replies
    5
    Views
    302

    If you do not have Koi and have not cared for...

    If you do not have Koi and have not cared for them, I would not recommend jumping into breeding like this. I recommend getting a few and raising them. Once you can do that, then move forward into...
  18. Replies
    6
    Views
    624

    How much per bulb?

    How much per bulb?
  19. Replies
    6
    Views
    285

    I have bought a couple to learn from over the...

    I have bought a couple to learn from over the years, all lower quality. From my experience once it goes, it goes. It might come back slightly with changing temperatures, but I have never seen it come...
  20. Yes it is.

    Yes it is.
  21. Others with more experience may jump in on this,...

    Others with more experience may jump in on this, but I believe doing just one is going to be a bit of disaster. The flow is too high and instead of pushing the water up through the S&G filter, its...
  22. You are at a good start. One concern for me...

    You are at a good start. One concern for me though is you mention one 55g S&G filter but a pump pushing 4000-4500gph through it. Its too much for just one S&G filter. You will need a second one to...
  23. Replies
    6
    Views
    313

    Is a sun sail an option?

    Is a sun sail an option?
  24. I tried to snap a picture of a gator in your pond...

    I tried to snap a picture of a gator in your pond today, but I don't think my zooming capabilities were that good. Near the center of the beach area is where the parking is for PVB blvd.
  25. Replies
    60
    Views
    1,535

    I'm in.

    I'm in.
  26. Replies
    130
    Views
    6,366

    This is the two tone.

    This is the two tone.
  27. Replies
    130
    Views
    6,366

    The aquarium couldn't handle all of them and the...

    The aquarium couldn't handle all of them and the goldfish. They went into the pond for the final round of survival of the fittest. So far I have only seen three again, one of them because I keep...
  28. 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...
  29. I think C...

    I think C...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. Replies
    8
    Views
    600

    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...
  39. Replies
    11
    Views
    357

    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...
  40. 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.
  41. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,096

    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.
  42. 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...
  43. Replies
    28
    Views
    797

    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...
  44. Replies
    20
    Views
    720

    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,...
  45. Replies
    20
    Views
    720

    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...
  46. Replies
    20
    Views
    720

    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...
  47. Replies
    5
    Views
    415

    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...
  48. Replies
    10
    Views
    399

    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...
  49. Replies
    7
    Views
    280

    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...
  50. Replies
    24
    Views
    849

    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.
Results 1 to 50 of 651
Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4