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    Thread: The Spartans: Showa 37, Kohaku 10

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      Not bad, makes me want to replace my kohaku



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      Still not sure if female or male but thinking that it's female.

      Also I'm curious to see how the pattern will look with at 18". Going to keep at it with this one.

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      Your Kohaku looks GREAT.
      I am sorry for your loss, i lost my showa also i know how you feel.

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      Don't forget to get measurements and enter your grow outs into the Virtual Koi/Goldfish show, see how well your selecting and husbandry stacks against the others in the grow out.



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      So here's my latest on the kohaku for those of you still sticking it out on this grow out.

      The Good:
      The beni and shiroji really look great.

      The Bad:
      It has developed a shimi. I tried to gently scrape it off, but it didn't come off. So left it; perhaps it will fade.

      The Ugly:
      I have been very disappointed with the growth this season. It's now around 13.5", added only about 1.25" since last fall. Even though I've thinned out my flock a bit. I think it might be getting out competed by the larger koi. Even so I have several in a similar size range that are doing better.

      I am going keep it for another season. I think the pattern is more suited to a larger body (which is the now the big question) and if its color holds, she'll be very good.
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      Thanks for sharing, both beni and shiroji look good, and the lack of size may be because it's a male. Hang in there and let's see what happens next spring.

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      Only one shimi! Yours is doing very well. I passed my last two on at our koi show auction this Summer. They both had multiple shimmies and the beni had begun to break up on the trailing edges and lateral line. I really should up date my threads.

      I think it is still a good looking fish. Mine were about the size of yours also in a heavily stocked pond.

      Good Luck!

      Thank you for sharing

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