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    Thread: LilHoover's Atarashi Showa Growout Thread

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      LilHoover's Atarashi Showa Growout Thread

      Here they are. These were both "random" selections. I wish I took better pictures. They are both a little over 7 inches (or a little under 8). I am thrilled to have them. Thank you Russ and Kari, and thank you Koiphen!!





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      You are welcome. I tried to pick Showa for you that would be different as they mature.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
      You are welcome. I tried to pick Showa for you that would be different as they mature.
      Nice job Mr. Peters!
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      Yeah!!!!

      I'm happy you got them!
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      Nice, and I'm sure interesting to watch change.

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      One month later



      One month later, an inch longer and a little plumper. She's eating well and doing good!

      The other Showa was a suicide (yes the QT was securely netted--she found another way to off herself). I'm still too upset to talk about it. :sad:

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      Quote Originally Posted by LilHoover View Post


      One month later, an inch longer and a little plumper. She's eating well and doing good!

      The other Showa was a suicide (yes the QT was securely netted--she found another way to off herself). I'm still too upset to talk about it. :sad:
      I am really sorry to hear about the other one. Not only has this one grown but the sumi is getting thicker. Compare the two pictures.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      nice sumi!!!
      Happy Koiing!!! Water and nothing but water or filtration????

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      Dear I really liked the other one too.
      Can't be helped.
      Gee the body on this one is great..powerful.
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      Thank you for the kind comments. I'm still heartsick about losing the other one.

      Yes the sumi is developing well. I LOVE her!

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      Quote Originally Posted by LilHoover View Post
      Thank you for the kind comments. I'm still heartsick about losing the other one.

      Yes the sumi is developing well. I LOVE her!
      Don't feel to bad we lost one of the SU grow-outs when DH was doing a water change. She jumped down the drain with the hose in the drain

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      Don't feel to bad we lost one of the SU grow-outs when DH was doing a water change. She jumped down the drain with the hose in the drain

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      :sad: Oh boy, I'm sorry to hear that Marie.

      Well, it is some comfort to know I am not the only one, but I still feel bad. I keep reminding myself it is part of the hobby (the part I don't like).

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      S/he has grown

      Here s/he is on October 25, 2008 @ 33 cm. This is a little over double the length on delivery! In person the white still has the "non-fat milk" look. It is much whiter in the photo.



      There is motogoro on the other pectoral fin--because of the angle you can't quite see it. I was trying to catch the Sanke and the Shiro Utsuri to measure them for the grow-out, but they evaded me today. I did manage to bowl the Showa, so I took a picture. I was very careful not to touch him/her with the net, just guided slowly into the bin.

      I'll keep trying for the Sanke and SU. The Sanke is much bigger. The SU is a little smaller.

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      Today, 41 cm. Little tiny spot of black on his nose now. Lots of black on the gill plates and under the eyes, so perhaps more black on the head eventually. He really wanted out of that bin, so I had to make it quick with the camera before he got out of the bin without my help.


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      Coming along great!!! Im feeling a bit envious of your showa....
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      Thanks a nice looking showa.

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      Here's an update, finally. Today 60 cm, and a lot more black. They do change a lot sometimes, no?


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      Holy Sumi Batman!
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      Holy Sumi Batman!

      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      OTOH, My other Atarashi Showa hasn't changed all that much, except size. Sumi about the same as it was.

      On arrival @ about 12.5 inches June 2009:


      A couple of days ago, @ 21 inches



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