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    Thread: Luvmykoi's Showa Growout Journal

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      Luvmykoi's Showa Growout Journal

      My guy/gal is the one with the sumi down the middle of his face. This is in the parking lot of the Delta Cargo area around 1:00 AM after a super-frustrating encounter with the Delta lady. Anyhooz, finally got our fish! The cooler is exactly ten inches, so I'm guestimating he/she is about 8''.

      He/she is in a 6ft dreampond QT with the canary. DIY TT filtration. pH 8.3, Ammonia 0, Nitrates 0, Nitrites 0. Temp is 68 degrees. Been just hanging out since I got her, sometimes it seems like shes a little tilted to one side??? Should I be worried? I'm calling it jet-lag for now.

      This little one still needs a name - I'm open for suggestions!
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      Nice looking showa Sadia!
      Eating well yet?

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      No, hasn't eaten a thing.

      Still a little tilted to one side - darts around like crazy when she sees my shadow over the dreampond. I'm gonna hope and pray REAL hard tonight that it's just jet lag.

      Any ideas on a name? How's your new little guy doing?
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      Mine did not have an appetite for several days. I think it was because it was much cooler here and they were used to much warmer temperatures before they were shiped.

      It has warmed up here and they are eating well now.

      I agree just a little jet lag.

      Mine also darted around at first, but now have settled down and not so spooky.

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      Phew ok, long as I'm not the only one. I hope its just jet lag and cooler water temps. The tilting to one side concerns me more than the lack of appetite though.
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      Came home a little while ago, went out with the maglite to check on her....seems much better!! No longer tilted, and swimming around now - no more darting. Hopefully tomm I can get her to eat :-)
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      Sadia,

      I see "S" and "B" in your pics. Mine ate at 2AM the same night. They are very active and eat like pigs. I can't wait for them to go into the pond after 3 weeks of QT.
      Happy Koiing!!! Water and nothing but water or filtration????

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      Here it is....sorry I know they're crappy pictures.

      Out of all the fish I bowled and photographed today - this one was a real PITA. Wouldn't hold still, jumped out of the net twice (thankfully back into the water) hence the pink stress that's visible...and on the way back to the pond jumped out of the bowl - flopped onto a rock and into the pond. Agh. Gonna keep a close eye on Tigger - about 12'' now.
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      She is pretty! Bright strong color and nice body. You did good.

      Mine tried to jump out of the bowl too. Just did not want to be in there.

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      Wow this one is really nice I love the sumi pattern

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      Agreed! The sumi is nice and nice growth also for a northern koi

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      Wow this one is really nice I love the sumi pattern
      Happy Koiing!!! Water and nothing but water or filtration????

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