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KurtG
02-16-2017, 08:51 AM
These should be my current 4 picks from Russ's trip. I think the 3rd one from the left is the most risky selection. For some reason I kept getting drawn back to it, and it was a late pick-up. Waiting is going to be the hardest part, but have some finishing to do on the new pond. I already started the shower on the old pond and am ready for spring and to pull the cover off.

I forgot to mention Russ is throwing in a free Choguro Platinum if you picked 3 tosai. I don't have a snap of them, but my youngest is most excited about that one :bow3:

Anyone else have new picks to share?

sactownkoi
02-16-2017, 11:28 AM
Here are the two I pick up these might be the last for a while since Russ is moving.

kby103
02-16-2017, 12:29 PM
Might not be a tosai, but is my pick! Hopefully the pond will be ready by time she ships:yes:

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Traitimkh8
02-16-2017, 12:30 PM
Here are a few of mine tosais: sanke and my first shusui
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KurtG
02-16-2017, 01:10 PM
Wow, nice koi. I got a few, but still jealous lol.

"Here are a few of mine tosais: sanke and my first shushing "

Someone was faster than me, cause I tried to get the Sanke!! :bow3:

Traitimkh8
02-16-2017, 01:13 PM
Wow, nice koi. I got a few, but still jealous lol.

"Here are a few of mine tosais: sanke and my first shushing "

Someone was faster than me, cause I tried to get the Sanke!! :bow3:

lol I felt the same about " sactownkoi " Showa

sactownkoi
02-16-2017, 02:20 PM
lol I felt the same about " sactownkoi " Showa

lol I almost pull the trigger on the sanke but I have a thing for showa and kohaku. Please keep us update with the sanke if you can.

Note2self
02-16-2017, 02:24 PM
Great looking fish! Has he sold all of his fish from his buying trip?


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sactownkoi
02-16-2017, 02:33 PM
Great looking fish! Has he sold all of his fish from his buying trip?


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no he still have a lot left
http://pskoi.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=17

icu2
02-16-2017, 03:00 PM
Great looking choices! :clap: :clap:

Jojoartie
02-16-2017, 05:37 PM
Here are a few of mine. I picked a couple of the Omosako Shiros to see which one might turn out best. I have a feeling its gonna be a hard decision for me when the time comes. I also took a chance on a tosai goshiki. We'll see on that one too. It will be a fun ride seeing how they turn out.

KurtG
02-16-2017, 06:01 PM
I have a shiro from last year's trip from Kobayashi that I tried to pick a light one, this time went for dark from Omosaka. Of your two I like the second, but Russ got a lot of interesting koi to watch.

Jojoartie
02-16-2017, 07:30 PM
I have a shiro from last year's trip from Kobayashi that I tried to pick a light one, this time went for dark from Omosaka. Of your two I like the second, but Russ got a lot of interesting koi to watch.

Yes, i like the 2nd one too. I have a third one that is very similar so we'll see.
I'm liking kby103's asagi. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out in a couple of years.

Haab
02-16-2017, 08:31 PM
They all look very nice :yes:

totallyvictorian
02-17-2017, 09:14 AM
Awesome fish! Good luck to you all with them.

KurtG
02-19-2017, 07:58 PM
I am all tosai'd out for the year thanks to Russ. :like: Might have to give some to my nephew this fall. :rolleyes: I was slow today on the INC fish as I spent 6 hours trenching and working on plumbing (and had to pick up and install a new dryer in the house :shrug:), so missed a higher quality kohaku, but picked up a sanke that seemed longer than the bowl mates.
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Hugomizz
02-19-2017, 08:00 PM
I brought a fish from Russell trip but it wasn't a tosai

KurtG
02-19-2017, 08:04 PM
I brought a fish from Russell trip but it wasn't a tosai

Do tell...is it as nice as the SU from your trip :bow3:

Hugomizz
02-19-2017, 08:14 PM
Oh much better Kurt amazing fish

Russell Peters
02-19-2017, 08:14 PM
I brought a fish from Russell trip but it wasn't a tosai

What? wait? I thought you got Yamabuki #20

kby103
02-19-2017, 08:15 PM
I brought a fish from Russell trip but it wasn't a tosai

Picture?

Jim

Russell Peters
02-19-2017, 08:15 PM
i got these 50.

edit. not from Russ. not quite as good lol


Not from PSKoi you didn't, I think this thread is about Koi purchased from me.

KurtG
02-19-2017, 08:23 PM
So, I'm guessing it is staying in Japan if it is that good?? Congrats!

Hugomizz
02-19-2017, 08:25 PM
Oh no she's not staying, but it's a secret mission can't post no photos yet but all will be revealed in a month or so!

KurtG
02-19-2017, 08:26 PM
Show koi? Cant wait to see her!

Hugomizz
02-19-2017, 08:34 PM
Might not be a show Koi Kurt!

kby103
02-19-2017, 09:08 PM
Oh no she's not staying, but it's a secret mission can't post no photos yet but all will be revealed in a month or so!

You are a tease! But I am guessing she will be worth the wait.

Hugomizz
02-19-2017, 09:13 PM
I would be a tease if I had that fish :yes:

What fish is that!?

Hugomizz
02-19-2017, 09:39 PM
Zulu princess I think?

oh you mean this very last trip. ok your a tease lol

LOL Zulu Princess won't come back for a few years yet.

KurtG
02-19-2017, 10:34 PM
Kevin, where you get the 50 tosai? I think I better do it one by one, or I'd have to throw them all in our big mud pond...

Hugomizz
02-19-2017, 10:36 PM
haha. I would not show Zulu either. I would not show any high end koi because of what they go through. not my cup of tea lol.

I might have to come to a socal show to meet you and tom. if you come to a NorCal show in summer I can show you a good time here. sorry to highjack the thread.

I will be at NorCal

tbullard
02-20-2017, 12:48 AM
from a dealer friend. I'm crazy for getting 50 and did loose some. I have it betteready under control now. I can't advertise the dealer really, not a vendor on here and don't want to push his koi.

I would not get 50 tosai again..most the ogon did not fare so well. the gosanke were ok. small nitrite spike. now 38 koi in 300 gallon rubbermaid heatEd to 64 degrees. feeding 3 times a day

I had 11 ogon and now 2. many say koi are koi but platinum and yamabuki have been the hardest to keep . 9 ogon down and lost 3 gosanke out of 39.

I will post video tomorrow


Why do you think you have lost so many? Are the water parameters ok?

icu2
02-20-2017, 01:43 AM
sucks how long it takes for russ post to be approved. I should post my new koi on his forum:rolleyes:

Maybe so, your choice.

We do the best we can and the alternative would have been a lot longer between posting and approval. :twocents:

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?117287-For-Members-re-Infractions

abuchi123
02-20-2017, 01:07 PM
My picks ... so far
http://www.pskoi.com/forums/download/file.php?id=2443
http://www.pskoi.com/forums/download/file.php?id=2410
And one of these
http://www.pskoi.com/forums/download/file.php?id=2662

I am trying hard to resist getting more Sakai Ltd tosai. Probably the best looking tosai anywhere. That long body Okawa kohaku looks tempting also.

KurtG
02-20-2017, 06:17 PM
Nice picks!

i just came in from 10 hours working on the new pond & 8 hours digging trenches and laying pipe yesterday.. I am so beat. One more day and I will be done as far as the fishes are concerned. Of course my best laid plumbing plans were thrown askew by running my lines close together, big valve bodies and such were difficult to work with. I got to be done and running before the tosai come out of QT, I will NOT put my tosai in the old pond, lol.

goclassv
02-20-2017, 11:36 PM
I'm so jealous looking at all these great fish and tempted to get in on this buying frenzy from PSkoi. I've never bought fish online like this before. Any rough idea how much it would cost to have 3-5 tosai shipped?

tbullard
02-21-2017, 12:18 AM
I'm so jealous looking at all these great fish and tempted to get in on this buying frenzy from PSkoi. I've never bought fish online like this before. Any rough idea how much it would cost to have 3-5 tosai shipped?

I was told $125 airport to airport. If only I lived closer to an airport.

icu2
02-21-2017, 12:32 AM
That's very close to what my costs have been one box airport to airport. You might check and see if there is an additional cost
because it costs Russ to get the fish from Japan to CA too.

sactownkoi
02-21-2017, 01:19 AM
I'm so jealous looking at all these great fish and tempted to get in on this buying frenzy from PSkoi. I've never bought fish online like this before. Any rough idea how much it would cost to have 3-5 tosai shipped?

Jump on the band wagon you won't be disappointed.

sactownkoi
02-21-2017, 02:18 AM
I agree and that means alot coming from you. i had to grab 3 myself. Had that itch lol

Yeah these are the last two for a while for me no more room plus I don't like to pay for shipping.

KurtG
02-21-2017, 07:21 AM
There has been no additional cost from Russ on the tosai (he boxes them too), the larger fish may be different. I only paid the airline fee when I went to pick them up last year. Shipping for 3 tosai was about $100.

Hugomizz
02-21-2017, 10:51 AM
It is a terrible addiction, I find myself thinking of what koi I can re-home just to fuel the fix I need, problem is I don't want to part with any of them :shrug:

inazuma28
02-21-2017, 10:58 AM
Abuchi - I was skiing when these were posted and I had bad service, but I wanted that Sanke. Beautiful fish! Congrats on the purchases, you and me have similar taste. All gorgeous fish. Russ is the man.

abuchi123
02-21-2017, 11:12 AM
Don't know the exact pricing formula for airport-to-airport but the distance doesn't seem matter that much. Oakland to Orange County is only about 1 hour 20 min flight time. It has always been around $100 per box for me.

abuchi123
02-21-2017, 11:32 AM
Abuchi - I was skiing when these were posted and I had bad service, but I wanted that Sanke. Beautiful fish! Congrats on the purchases, you and me have similar taste. All gorgeous fish. Russ is the man.

Thanks. These Sakai Ltd tosai are best looking tosai that I have seen available for purchase. Sure there has always been tosai with glowing skin and fancy patterns available but there is something special about these that screams tategoi. The skin is so thick and transparent. Beni and sumi almost look two years more mature than the actual age. The conformation is strong on most of them with big heads and frames. I can easily pick out two more if ... .

rainblood
02-21-2017, 06:30 PM
Either one...doesn't matter :like:

KurtG
02-21-2017, 08:07 PM
Rain,
I like that Yamabuki pick, I haven't figured out Shusui yet. I need to stay away from the sales forum. I hope Russ sells out fast lol.

RichToyBox
02-21-2017, 09:25 PM
It is a terrible addiction, I find myself thinking of what koi I can re-home just to fuel the fix I need, problem is I don't want to part with any of them :shrug:

Just build a bigger pond. :)

abuchi123
02-21-2017, 09:37 PM
oh no!:uggg:

It is OK, I come out ahead if Russ swap my invoice with Rain's.

abuchi123
02-21-2017, 10:06 PM
and I get what? ****

Mark's invoice.

rainblood
02-21-2017, 10:39 PM
Mark's invoice.

from last year

bbmc88
02-21-2017, 11:00 PM
I brought a fish from Russell trip but it wasn't a tosai

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Hugomizz
02-21-2017, 11:04 PM
Just build a bigger pond. :)

Richard my wife would string me from the nearest tree mate

goclassv
02-21-2017, 11:37 PM
OK, a little help before I bite. In addition to a showa and Yamabuki Ogon, I'm interested in these two from the Kobayashi tosai page:

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I understand people look for a lighter color goshiki, but I like the very dark ones..... would this be a mistake to buy? What might this look like in the end?

And then this:

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I'm not even sure what type this is other than some sort of doistu. Any thoughts?

rainblood
02-22-2017, 12:11 AM
i personaly like lighter goshiki..but at the same time i like darker also

:)

Jojoartie
02-22-2017, 11:34 AM
Yes i was eyeing those as well. The doisdu ochiba i thought had really nice skin. The pattern was just lacking. I also thought it had a nice body. But i certainly am no expert.

Hugomizz
02-24-2017, 09:58 PM
My Tosai arrived today at San Francisco, top secret mission going to one of the California show's

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abuchi123
02-24-2017, 11:49 PM
My Tosai arrived today at San Francisco, top secret mission going to one of the California show's

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I can keep secrets but better blur the writings on the top secret boxes. :D:

catfish whiskers
02-25-2017, 12:09 AM
Must be a super jumbo Tosai if it needs that big of a box

bbmc88
02-25-2017, 02:10 AM
I can keep secrets but better blur the writings on the top secret boxes. :D:

Is Russ in there ?


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Hugomizz
02-25-2017, 09:39 AM
Ha ha ha you em would need to cut one of those massive trees for a box for Russ

bbmc88
02-25-2017, 09:46 AM
We could cut him in half maybe lol


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Hugomizz
02-25-2017, 09:49 AM
I think some of the committee members would even help

vipertom1970
02-25-2017, 11:12 AM
We could cut him in half maybe lol


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Lol, let me know if you need any help.

abuchi123
02-25-2017, 12:13 PM
Is Russ in there ?


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I have no idea.

rainblood
02-25-2017, 04:53 PM
My Tosai arrived today at San Francisco, top secret mission going to one of the California show's

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So when I took pics at customs in sfo I was threatened with bodily harm.
They must've changed policies since I've been there

RKM
02-25-2017, 06:02 PM
I picked three tosai, Taniguchi showa (#11), Omosako shiro utsuri (#13) and INC sanke (#26). Thanks Russ.

KurtG
02-25-2017, 06:33 PM
Nice, I looked at #11 a LOT after the early rush, but went with a couple sanke. I have a lot of showa but no sanke.