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    Thread: Advice on Koi Purchase

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      Advice on Koi Purchase

      Hello there, as the title suggests I'm seeking some advice on a koi purchase. If you know Asagi well and could spare a few minutes to look over some pictures for me, I'd really appreciate it if you'd pm me. Thanks and again, it's an Asagi. Looking for advice on body conformation and color in regards to the worth of the koi and potential breeding?
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      Hi Asagibottom, post the pix. You've shown true grit in the "judge my koi" arena so take a chance. I'm unschooled in most koi types but i really like asagi, have a few home bred guys and am willing to play.



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      Okay, with hesitation, here it goes I'm thinking of purchasing this Koi. Please don't buy it out from under me, you slime coated fish nappers Anyway, all the questions from the OP for this fish. If you can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thinking of breeding it with other Asagi. This is probably the best looking Asagi that I could find in my price range (whitest whites, strong beni, pretty blue eyes, nice size and body shape for a 1 year old). Need to know if the fish is worth $180 and if anyone has any educated predictions of what this fish would look like in say.. 3 more years? Basically, in short, what do you think of this fish?


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      I'm not going to steal it! lol. (u funny, asagi bottom.) I don't have an opinion on this fish. but i will tell you a quick story that is more or less on topic. i needed a shusui female because the one i bought jumped the tank. i went to a good retailer who only traded in japanese fish and their offspring produced on their premises. they had a fish for me. female. 22" long. an asagi/shusui. one parent of each type and said it came from sakai with a matsanasuke blood line (don't make me look up spelling.) $1,200! came with a money-back guarantee. seller, "I stand by this fish." i bought her. she was a dog. friends said, "Ask us before you buy, Max!" One friend said, "This fish should have been culled." Some of you are laffin' right now. She has very dirty skin, foreshortened face, and her zipper is a bit sloppy. I can't get rid of her. She's a fish only I can love and I'm barely fond of her!
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      See if you can get some votes up or down on this koi and then, follow your heart.



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      Save your money for better koi
      Here is a good thread
      http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...sagi-or-Shusui
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      I don't know that you could even lable this one Asagie with confidence.

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      Quote Originally Posted by FRK View Post
      I don't know that you could even lable this one Asagie with confidence.
      They call it Asagi/Goshiki
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      Quote Originally Posted by Koigrl View Post
      I'm not going to steal it! lol. (u funny, asagi bottom.) I don't have an opinion on this fish. but i will tell you a quick story that is more or less on topic. i needed a shusui female because the one i bought jumped the tank. i went to a good retailer who only traded in japanese fish and their offspring produced on their premises. they had a fish for me. female. 22" long. an asagi/shusui. one parent of each type and said it came from sakai with a matsanasuke blood line (don't make me look up spelling.) $1,200! came with a money-back guarantee. seller, "I stand by this fish." i bought her. she was a dog. friends said, "Ask us before you buy, Max!" One friend said, "This fish should have been culled." Some of you are laffin' right now. She has very dirty skin, foreshortened face, and her zipper is a bit sloppy. I can't get rid of her. She's a fish only I can love and I'm barely fond of her!
      so.
      See if you can get some votes up or down on this koi and then, follow your heart.
      You make a very good point! I would hate to have a fish I didn't care for.. I have a hard time culling fry as it is! Just sold over 100 baby Hi Uturi/Goromo for $2 a piece- culls and all! Very good story though and definitely checking myself here. I've been looking at this fish for quite some time and just can't seem to find a pretty white face like that one anywhere else.
      That being said, I think this booger is a little more established being 12" and a little over 1 year old.. or no?
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Save your money for better koi
      Here is a good thread
      http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...sagi-or-Shusui
      Well, I'm unfortunately never going to be able to purchase a $500+ dollar fish.. My wife simply would not go for it.. However, I can buy multiple $200 fish so the only way for me to get a good quality fish is likely to breed into it. Which is kind of what I plan to do anyway. Also, almost every attribute he described in that thread matches this fish (aside from the Goshiki and the red eyes).
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      I’d name it “Ochisagi” if I bred it hehehe
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