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    Thread: Gerald's Growouts #4 , #61

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      Group photos and closeups

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      great to see these pictures, as I just bought a sakai hi showa.

      thanks! great work!

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      Quote Originally Posted by geraldlim View Post
      1st arrived; early Nov; now
      your hi showa looks excellent. Don't give up on #64. It still looks good. Probably needs some excercize. Try some tprs...or give them something to do!
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      I really love those two mostly white ones they're so cool, especially the one with the 'lightning strike' sumi pattern on ?her? head Hopefully the rest of the sumi comes up that will be one nice showa!

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      Thanks Ethan & Stacy.
      They have plenty of exercise - they live in a virtual whirlpool 24/7.
      "Lightning Strike" - there ya go, interesting name!
      Last edited by geraldlim; 03-18-2009 at 12:30 PM.
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      Growout tank

      Here is their humble home.
      800G showtank
      1/4 HP Sequence 1000 pump
      Lava rock shower biofilter + matting for mechanical; return angled to create more current
      3 surface piercing return jets / aerators
      constant trickle flow-through system replacing entire tank once every 3 days or so
      ORP probe can be seen hanging in water 24/7
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      Hey russ et al.
      notice the thick black is due to the fact that it is over red.
      Nowhere is there any lacquer black that is not touching against the red and if you can extrapolate you can see that the red makes ALL the black lacquer black where it goes under that "unfinished(boke) black.
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      Judging pics

      Here they are!
      All 3 are 15 inches.

      One has a deformed left eye - bulging.

      2nd has lost most of the beni.

      3rd one, which was Skital's pick which was sent to me by mistake, has secondary beni, which hopefully will disappear. Wish there was more beni on the body.

      Sorry for the crappy pics, especially the 3rd fish. It would not settle down, and actually managed to jump out and land on the hot concrete. Seems OK though.
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      Gerald,

      Thanks for posting the pictures. Unfortunately, both of our showa growouts lost nearly all of their beni and we are left with some rather non-descript black and white fish. I know others also had issues with their fish losing it's beni. At first I thought it was something I had done wrong but the only fish in the pond to lose their coloring were the two showas. Also, thanks for posting pictures of your set up. Could you please tell me where the overflow water goes. thanks.


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      I really like the last one - the sumi pattern on the head is too die for and very nice growth! I guess being in CA help....lol!
      Happy Koiing!!! Water and nothing but water or filtration????

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      64 is your best fish . It is a looker
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      #64

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      64 is your best fish . It is a looker
      You like? Here's a few more pics of #64.
      It also has the tallest body of the 3 and nice tight motogoro.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dalozt View Post
      I know it is a very old thread but I Love this Koi
      Same!!! That is on of my favorite showas on this site, because of that awesome face pattern...would love to see an update on how it's developed.

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