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    Thread: Koitoo Showa Growout

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      Koitoo Showa Growout

      Here are the kois. They arrived at 1 AM last night. The pics are taking right after the shipping. They look very healthy and nice from a long flight. They ate this morning!!!!
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      bump for new pics taken upon arrival at 1AM this morning.
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      I like them!!!
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      Hey, have you thought of names yet? Or do you not name them? The tubby one looks like a torpedo/submarine/tuna....love it The white is awesome on the other one. I can't wait to see how everyone's koi turn out
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      One is called "S" and the other is "B"...LOL...I don't name them.
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      That hi showa will be very striking one day, not that it isn't already. The other one was on my short list, top 6 I think. Very nice.

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      Quote Originally Posted by koitoo View Post
      One is called "S" and the other is "B"...LOL...I don't name them.
      lol, too funny
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      Quote Originally Posted by six6guy View Post
      That hi showa will be very striking one day, not that it isn't already. The other one was on my short list, top 6 I think. Very nice.

      Brad
      Brad,

      As long as the hi showa looks good in 5 yrs, she can look ugly now...hehehe
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      I really like the Hi Showa too!
      click on this thumbnail to see more pictures

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      Yup, I like the body on the sub sandwich.
      Since you've had them for about a month now, how are they as far as eating and becoming more docile?

      I have to admit the 2 that came today were some of the more zippy freaked out koi I've had in a while.
      I guess they didn't learn how to kick back and mellow from Russell
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      Rudy,

      I only have them for a week in QT. The post was done after the draft. They are still very skiddishand dart around like arrow except when I feed them. They come right up and eat like pig.
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      I hope this is not a double post. I posted earlier and don't see my latest post and I am going it again.

      Latest update on my PSKoi Showa. I lost one of two. Is the head to small for the body? Or is it just the photo angle. Will check the fish in person tomorrow.
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      Are you sure that's a koi? Looks kinda like a football to me
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      Almost 4 inches of growth if I remember correctly TC?
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      Hi Saida,

      I said the same thing when I netted her. It does look like a football. You are correct about the growth. Remember the koi I bought at the show. It is the same size as yours - pics in the main forum. Go Sox! Enjoy Fall and Winter and Summer is just around the corner!
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      Hey TC - Seeeeeeee now do you believe me about the growth? Mine's was just a guesstimate tho, I've yet to net and officially measure. Don't think I will - kinda feelin lazy

      The one from the show - it's a kumonryu right? So will it's coloration come back? My gr soragoi from the show got really dark over the summer and now in cooler waters she has lightened up considerably. Kind of a soft sparkly grey.

      Did you use a seine to get your monsters out? They are big
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      I was just teasing you about your measurement! Wow, you do have good estimation skill.

      The koi will change with temperature that is the reason why I wanted one.

      I used a regular net and guided the kois into the tub since lifting them is not a good thing to do. I was very surprised at the growth of my older kois since I fed them Blackwater Growth 3 times a day this summer. I will not do that again since I don't want big kois and they are hard to move when they are big.
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      Just checked in person, the head is definitely small than the body!
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      Spring update 4/09.....She (I hope) has not grown at all during the winter in my basement. All my Japanese tosais have carp pox and none of the domestic kois have them and the temperature is around 55 degrees throughout the whole winter. The sumi has tightened up very nicely Sorry for the bad pics since I was in the hurry to go out and don't want to stress the kois too much since I was moving them from indoor to outdoor.

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      I like the body confirmation on this one. It looks like 12 inches long to me, pretty good.

      I have two of these, one from this growout and one I got separately. So far mine have been on the slow growing side. I'm hoping they take off and grow this summer, but maybe it'll be next summer.

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