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    Thread: 6 months old & 6inches (future of it)

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      6 months old & 6inches (future of it)

      Never really had a fish this big at this age, wondering if this a good size for its age? Will it grow to be rather big? Is it a nice koi in general?
      I believe this is a yamato nishiki
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      6" at 6 months is decent size-wise but the quality of the fish is not too good. Yes, it would be classified as a Yamato Nishiki but barely as there's not much red and it won't gain more unfortunately. If you bred this fish yourself, you did a good job as it looks strong and healthy.
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      It will soon become a kin bekko.

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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      6" at 6 months is decent size-wise but the quality of the fish is not too good. Yes, it would be classified as a Yamato Nishiki but barely as there's not much red and it won't gain more unfortunately. If you bred this fish yourself, you did a good job as it looks strong and healthy.
      Yea it wasnt the best quality wise of the batch, but its definitely the biggest.

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      Usually fish that quickly outgrow the average size of a spawn are known as toby. They can actually become somewhat canabalistic, eating their small siblings and most of the time they say they are male fish. I don't know how old you actually are, but kudos for getting into the hobby at an early age. I would more would. Beats the heck out of drugs and guns!
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      Usually fish that quickly outgrow the average size of a spawn are known as toby. They can actually become somewhat canabalistic, eating their small siblings and most of the time they say they are male fish. I don't know how old you actually are, but kudos for getting into the hobby at an early age. I would more would. Beats the heck out of drugs and guns!
      Yea, im 18, been in the koi hobby for 6-7years, this was my first FINALLY succesful breeding.

      Oh yea, and near the middle of the koi theirs a pale pink area which wasnt their before, could this be red that has yet to come in? Its also just past the head too.

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      That is color underneath the skin, but it's more secondary hi than anything that would be likely to come up. However, it's not enough to create a real "pattern" and the little bit on the head will not increase but most likely disappear.
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