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    Thread: my grow out journal

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      my grow out journal

      these were some nice fish to pick from....my first pick was after 23 fish were already picked....so my first couple of choices were gone....my wife really wanted fish 53 which was picked just before my turn.....oh well.......i am happy with this fish....number 14........it is different than any other fish that i have in the pond and i am looking forward to watching it grow...i will post pics and measurements when i recieve the fish....reasons for choosing......body shape and confirmation are nice....pec fins and motoguro are beautiful...the length of the body compared to the head show good potential for growth....if the beni behind the head sumi clears up it will enhance the pattern...the pattern should look very nice on a big fish....got fish on 5-17-2008....7 inches....sumi is ink black.....
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      fish number two...

      my next choice........i really like this fish....interesting face pattern...hints of sumi in the tail tube.....nice clean white...looks like good skin quality..but again hard to tell from a picture...this one is possibly a male..but it could be the photo as the pecs are turned forward for braking it makes the leading ray look thicker...so still hoping for a female....5-17-2008....got fish today...this one is 7 inches....i think i will name it bandit....because of the mask
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      not much of a grow out journal...i haven't been posting updates...sorry..ok first update fish number 14.....the sumi on this fish changed from the deep black when i first got it to an almost brown last summer and is now deep black again...fairly slow grower ....only eleven inches....and i don't think i have any of the pics when the sumi was down.......anyway i like the motoguro in both pec fins and the beni has some sparkle to it that didn't show in the pics...any way the skin quality is nice...and i thought i had taken better pictures until i down loaded them ....darn
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      the other update

      fish 15...this is the fish i named bandit....lost all of its beni....looks like it might be an interesting shiro utsuri now...this one grew a bit faster....13 inches...not sure if i will keep this one....we shall see...
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      comparison showa

      this showa i also got last year and it, too came from Russell and Toshio Sakai but by a different route...i got it at Steve's (Birdman's) seminar with Dick Benbow....and i can see the menware coming in...the pec fins both have motoguro now .....i am having fun watching this fish grow and change
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      looking good Dan!(except for Bandit) I really like #14 the sumi is very deep, good looking fish.
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      Quote Originally Posted by powerman View Post
      this showa i also got last year and it, too came from Russell and Toshio Sakai but by a different route...i got it at Steve's (Birdman's) seminar with Dick Benbow....and i can see the menware coming in...the pec fins both have motoguro now .....i am having fun watching this fish grow and change
      This past March in Orlando I had the chance to get one of Russel's Toshio Sakai sanke and did not. I can kick myself because I think they are very very nice Koi. Skin quality is sureal. She'll do good for you.... congrats!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Luck View Post
      looking good Dan!(except for Bandit) I really like #14 the sumi is very deep, good looking fish.
      thanks Dustin....
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      Quote Originally Posted by andres58 View Post
      This past March in Orlando I had the chance to get one of Russel's Toshio Sakai sanke and did not. I can kick myself because I think they are very very nice Koi. Skin quality is sureal. She'll do good for you.... congrats!
      Thanks Jorge,and there is always next year....Russell goes out there every year doesn't he?
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      those are a couple of nice fish
      every yard needs ... no wait... has to have a pond

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