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    Thread: Benilicious

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      Benilicious

      Please give me your thoughts on the beni quality of this fish.
      There appear to be certain scales in the beni plate that appear "dead"? Most notably at the tail spot and the 4th pic.
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      3rd and 5th snaps looks like they are windows. Are you are hoping it will stretch apart and be a cleaner white break?
      4th shot looks like it was damaged at some point.

      I could be mistaken, but thats my gut feel from these snaps.

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      I was just curious as to what you all thought...from everything I've read, the beni is questionable.
      Crappy kiwa and sashi. Lots of breaks.
      I don't know...I guess we'll find out.
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      The windows in beni might just be the beni coverage (or the lack of) . I would worry more about the thin white line that outlines the scale. Looks like the beni is not streaching in some area.

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      Quote Originally Posted by abuchi123 View Post
      The windows in beni might just be the beni coverage (or the lack of) . I would worry more about the thin white line that outlines the scale. Looks like the beni is not streaching in some area.
      Here are pics of the fish when it arrived in March and the infamous Kodama pic
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      Last edited by rainblood; 05-21-2013 at 03:20 PM.
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      I am looking at that straight white line near the dorsal. That almost looks like an anchor worm
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      Well, Rain, I don't think you're gonna like this one by the end of the growing season. Yes, there are several issues with the beni. The sashi is quite uneven, especially on the saddle pattern area. I don't know if I would call them "dead scales" but simply white scales where they should not be. I think the beni is also "changing" and with that can come some good and bad. If the beni is elastic, it will stretch with growth. I think this one's beni is a bit on the hard side and it's starting to show. I saw this fish when it was up for auction. At the time, your current concerns about sashi/kiwa and my own concern about the amount of moto-aka on the left pec caused me to just skip over it. Sorry, dude!
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      Quote Originally Posted by gander View Post
      I am looking at that straight white line near the dorsal. That almost looks like an anchor worm
      No, just something floating in the water.
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      Well, Rain, I don't think you're gonna like this one by the end of the growing season. Yes, there are several issues with the beni. The sashi is quite uneven, especially on the saddle pattern area. I don't know if I would call them "dead scales" but simply white scales where they should be. I think the beni is also "changing" and with that can come some good and bad. If the beni is elastic, it will stretch with growth. I think this one's beni is a bit on the hard side and it's starting to show. I saw this fish when it was up for auction. At the time, your current concerns about sashi/kiwa and my own concern about the amount of moto-aka on the left pec caused me to just skip over it. Sorry, dude!
      I skipped it over the first time, when it was posted on Kodama's auction site...and then Kodama posted it on Ebay with free shipping
      I figured it was a sign

      Anyhow....at least she is growing
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      I skipped it over the first time, when it was posted on Kodama's auction site...and then Kodama posted it on Ebay with free shipping
      I figured it was a sign

      Anyhow....at least she is growing
      There are lots of "signs" around, like STOP!, YIELD, NO U-TURN. Guess you failed the driving test, huh?!lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      There are lots of "signs" around, like STOP!, YIELD, NO U-TURN. Guess you failed the driving test, huh?!lol
      The head, mouth & shoulders won me over
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      The head, mouth & shoulders won me over
      Yep, so many things that must come together to make the complete package make it near impossible unless you pay BIG MONEY and even then it's still a gamble. You're just playing high stakes Bacarat rather than a $5 blackjack table!lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      Yep, so many things that must come together to make the complete package make it near impossible unless you pay BIG MONEY and even then it's still a gamble. You're just playing high stakes Bacarat rather than a $5 blackjack table!lol
      So True.

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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      Yep, so many things that must come together to make the complete package make it near impossible unless you pay BIG MONEY and even then it's still a gamble. You're just playing high stakes Bacarat rather than a $5 blackjack table!lol
      I wonder if they'll ever pay Phil Ivey his $12M?
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      update,pics ?

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      no, she died during the summer of hell when my rdf went down for a month.
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