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    Chagoi question

    I have been reading a lot and would like to get a chagoi as one of my first additions once my pond is complete. I love big koi and also have read how they are generally one of the more friendly and less skittish fish. In addition I read this would help the other koi feel more comfortable. My question is, I have seen chagoi, butterfly chagoi and ginrin chagoi. Do all of these have equal chances of having the characteristics I am looking for. I would assume it depends a lot on the bloodlines they come from also.


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    Not all chagoi will grow large. A lot will but some won't.

    In general, look for one with lighter color, large head, and head/body free of specks. Also look for one with creamy and glowing skin.

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    If I want a ginrin and also look for the above characteristics is the potential equal, or does breeding the ginrin into it lower the size and or friendly potential?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ttankofish1 View Post
    If I want a ginrin and also look for the above characteristics is the potential equal, or does breeding the ginrin into it lower the size and or friendly potential?


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    On average, ginrin fish are smaller. However, that doesn't mean ginrin chagoi will not grow large. There are many examples of very large ginrin chagoi. You will just have to talk to your trusted dealer to find out the odds for a particular bloodline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abuchi123 View Post
    On average, ginrin fish are smaller. However, that doesn't mean ginrin chagoi will not grow large. There are many examples of very large ginrin chagoi. You will just have to talk to your trusted dealer to find out the odds for a particular bloodline.
    That is what I assumed, but I wanted to hear from someone who knows. I won't be getting any fish till spring anyway.


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    get one from Marusei. Russ might have some left PM him

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    My male chagoi is skittish and requires a lot of one-on-one attention to relax. I would look for a female if you can.
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    I have heard marusei has very good chagoi. I may try and get them as tosai and get a few. Looking at spring as still have some pond building to do and I am it will be getting very cold by the time I finish.


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