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    Thread: 6.5" Showa

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      6.5" Showa

      This showa(?) will be a 1 year old this summer. Its 6.5 inches.

      What is the ups (if there are any) and downs of this showa?
      And what is its sex?

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      the photos are 6000 x 4000 resoultion so hopefully there clear enough.

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      My non-expert thoughts: Not sure if it is male or female. Tough to tell that this age. Showa tend to look better if there is at least a significant amount of white on the top side for the red and black to be set off against. It also helps if the sumi (black) area is not as large and continuous. On the upside, I think the sumi looks thick and strong. There is a little more underlying sumi on the head which may (or may not) come up as it gets older. The body shape is maybe a little on the thin side, but seems okay for a koi this young and may improve with good feeding.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Matt24 View Post
      My non-expert thoughts: Not sure if it is male or female. Tough to tell that this age. Showa tend to look better if there is at least a significant amount of white on the top side for the red and black to be set off against. It also helps if the sumi (black) area is not as large and continuous. On the upside, I think the sumi looks thick and strong. There is a little more underlying sumi on the head which may (or may not) come up as it gets older. The body shape is maybe a little on the thin side, but seems okay for a koi this young and may improve with good feeding.
      Thanks for the 'review' lol. I wished there was more white myself, but hey for a walmart koi i dont think i did half bad LOL!

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      Quote Originally Posted by KOIAndrew View Post
      ... for a walmart koi i dont think i did half bad LOL!
      In that case, add "price" to the "ups" column!

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