Hi, my family just got this nisai kohaku from the online auction at pan intercorp. It has been at my house for a couple day. My intuition is telling me that it is a male because of the pec fins, body line, and feeding habits. Here is my evaluation
Body: Overall it is a pretty good body line. The head, in my opinion, is in the right shape. The tail tube could be bigger.
Skin Quality: It is homogeneous all the way through so I think it will stay nice. The Sashi is nice with it being one scale deep. The Kiwa seems ok. Not the best but not the worst.
Pattern: It is a big fish pattern so I think it will look better on the fish as it grows.
Please give your comments, questions, and concerns about this Kohaku.