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      And the winner is...

      Me!

      I got my Showa and a box buddy, a Platinum Goromo, about 20 minutes after touchdown. They are now home and in the QT.

      I float the shipping bag in my QT for about 30 minutes. I then float a bowl with some QT water and a bit of chloramx in it and then gently dump the cargo bags into the bowl and wait for them to settly down a bit while I inspect and take a few photos. After the photo shoot I hand move them one at a time from bowl to QT, then I dump out the bowl water. Be very careful that bag water never gets into your QT.

      BTW, I'm very impressed with the quality of both fish. I see many good thing to come here! Thanks Russ and Kari.


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      EDIT: I revised this statement as I skipped over a important step and didn't want to leave misleading instructions here.
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      Nice but Platinum Goromo the buddy looks like a Kohaku to me
      Isn't platinum a silver fish?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Leekinneykoi View Post
      Nice but Platinum Goromo the buddy looks like a Kohaku to me
      Isn't platinum a silver fish?
      Nice fish I believe the scale reticulation doesn't come until much later on the goromo. Until then, they do look very much like a kohaku. You would need to look at the scale very close for the signs.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Leekinneykoi View Post
      Nice but Platinum Goromo the buddy looks like a Kohaku to me
      Isn't platinum a silver fish?
      Lee a platinum is a white fish, I would have thought it was a kohaku too.
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      Go eye, I like them both, can not wait to see the showa develop.
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      I am not sure about the Platinum part. But because it looks like a Kohaku does not mean it is.

      I purchased the nicest Kohaku, who is now becoming a Ai Goromo. I think it will be a nice one because as a Kohaku it had a great pattern and color. Keeping my fingers crossed.

      Brad, if Russ said it was a Goromo then I would think it will become an Ai Goromo like mine.

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      I have seen Platinum Ogons (white metallic fish) they do look silvery to me and heard of Platinum Kohaku but never heard of a Platinum Goromo, there is always something to learn every day here it seems.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Leekinneykoi View Post
      Nice but Platinum Goromo the buddy looks like a Kohaku to me
      Isn't platinum a silver fish?
      Platinum in this case does not mean silver, it means that the beni has a metallic sheen to it. The platinum Goromo are pretty unique to Mr. Sakai. There is a tiny bit of gray on the main Kohaku step pattern.

      It is a Platinum Goromo.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
      Platinum in this case does not mean silver, it means that the beni has a metallic sheen to it. The platinum Goromo are pretty unique to Mr. Sakai. There is a tiny bit of gray on the main Kohaku step pattern.

      It is a Platinum Goromo.
      Thanks for explaining Russ, so the Beni itself has the metallic, no wonder the white looks white .
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      I thought is was a kohaku too. Have to keep us posted as it develops. Godd choices.


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      Thanks guys. I picked it out as a possible kohaku too, but I knew enough to ask Russ for sure. I love the confirmation and the pattern but was concerned it would get too dark... I did a little google searching and found a picture of a mature PG. It seems they get a touch darker but not that much darker. More a light silver/gray than the normal dark navy/black that I think of.

      I'm glad you guys like it. I sometimes wonder how exotic may tastes are compared to other Koi keepers. I enjoy learning and a good conversation Koi just feeds that spot.

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      I think the breeders just make up these names so their culls sell.... LOL,, JUST KIDDING.... Very NICE fishies Brad
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      Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
      I think the breeders just make up these names so their culls sell.... LOL,, JUST KIDDING.... Very NICE fishies Brad
      Could be that's true for some... Ever read creative type names they have on Ebay?


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      Brad, looking forward to seeing the Platinum Goromo on Sunday, maybe you can point out to me with Russ is saying.




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      Quote Originally Posted by six6guy View Post
      Thanks guys. I picked it out as a possible kohaku too, but I knew enough to ask Russ for sure. I love the confirmation and the pattern but was concerned it would get too dark... I did a little google searching and found a picture of a mature PG. It seems they get a touch darker but not that much darker. More a light silver/gray than the normal dark navy/black that I think of.

      I'm glad you guys like it. I sometimes wonder how exotic may tastes are compared to other Koi keepers. I enjoy learning and a good conversation Koi just feeds that spot.

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      Do you have the link to the picture of the mature PG? I'm interested in seeing it. Im doing a google search for "Platinum Goromo" in quotes, and this thread is the only result!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Skitals View Post
      Do you have the link to the picture of the mature PG? I'm interested in seeing it. Im doing a google search for "Platinum Goromo" in quotes, and this thread is the only result!
      Nope, and I should have... I also had trouble. I tried a few things like adding the breeder name (Sakai) and removed platinum and found somebody in St Louis (I think) who had a 3yo. Let me see if I can find it again...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aussies5 View Post
      Brad, looking forward to seeing the Platinum Goromo on Sunday, maybe you can point out to me with Russ is saying.
      Sure if we have time. Its in my QT.

      Actually I have a few in my QT to relocate. A 15" Shiro Utsuri female, a 16" Kohaku male, a 14" Ki Utsuri female, ...

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      Here's a today picture of my Showa. Low and right of the group in this shot. Sure has some clean whites and nice pattern. Very happy with this one. We don't have a name picked out just yet, but we're working on it.

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      Brad, looking good. The colors are so sharp. Hope it grows up and keeps those nice colors, it will be quite a fish. Will be interested in seeing pictures once in a while to follow it's (no name yet) development.




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