• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 11 of 11

    Thread: Danichi Kohaku and Omosako Shiro Utsuri

    1. #1
      57vert is offline Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2016
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      86

      Danichi Kohaku and Omosako Shiro Utsuri

      So my wife wanted to get out of the house and go on a road trip. So, I took her to Kodama Koi Farm in Saddle River, NJ. While she enjoys my pond, she's not a "koi person". I just wanted to go see some koi and since my pond is overstocked I had no intention of buying anything. Ya ya. So I ended up buying this Danichi Kohaku and Omosako Shiro Utsuri. They are both 9-10 inches. I bought 'em, obviously I like them. I realize the beni in the pec fin is a big no no on the kohaku. I bought the Shiro for the future, there are some nice bands of black under the surface I hope to come up. So, tell me what you think!
      Name:  IMG_1448.jpg
Views: 875
Size:  42.7 KB
      Name:  IMG_1449.jpg
Views: 854
Size:  34.2 KB
      Name:  IMG_1447.jpg
Views: 848
Size:  40.2 KB
      Name:  IMG_1450.jpg
Views: 842
Size:  41.5 KB

    2. #2
      OCkoiFan's Avatar
      OCkoiFan is online now Supporting Member
      is Mitchiesan-ninja’s
      feather rock
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2014
      Location
      Orange County, CA
      Posts
      4,796
      Honestly these two are out of my level
      But hey the most important thing is that you’re happy with them
      I’m hoping you don’t paid too much since I think they are just higher pond grade
      Yes the shiro might gives some excitement to wait for
      Congratulation and have fun
      M.Nguyen


    3. #3
      57vert is offline Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2016
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      86
      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Honestly these two are out of my level
      But hey the most important thing is that you’re happy with them
      I’m hoping you don’t paid too much since I think they are just higher pond grade
      Yes the shiro might gives some excitement to wait for
      Congratulation and have fun
      Thanks for the reply . They were cheap, $150 each so inexpensive enough take a chance on. None of my fish are show quality, just higher pond grade so they fit in. Just like the Beni in the fin of the kohaku, my other fish have a non no or two also. But for my budget they are great.

      But I would really appreciate your ideas on the demerits of these two.

    4. #4
      abuchi123's Avatar
      abuchi123 is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Dec 2012
      Location
      SoCal
      Posts
      3,516
      The kohaku is the better fish because of better skin and body. At this size, you are just looking for potentials. My guess is that the kohaku will stand out more long term. It will be bigger with more glow.

    5. #5
      57vert is offline Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2016
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      86
      So I posted this a year ago, here are a couple videos on their progress. They are both about 13" now.

      https://youtu.be/znbKc2WTpuU

      https://youtu.be/hyajZRP0xY0
      Last edited by 57vert; 08-05-2019 at 08:23 PM.

    6. #6
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is usually here but if not I'm
      probably off flying
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      28,416
      Wow, the shiro utsuri is amazing.
      --Steve
      Find more about Weather in Poulsbo, WA

      "I know what I have to do now. I got to keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise.
      Who knows what the tide could bring." --Tom Hanks in Cast Away

    7. #7
      57vert is offline Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2016
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      86
      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Wow, the shiro utsuri is amazing.
      Thanks, but my computer skills suck and had to edit the update. The Shiro you mention is not the one I bought last year. The Shiro originally shown in this thread is at the end of the first video. Sorry....

    8. #8
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is usually here but if not I'm
      probably off flying
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      28,416
      Still like that SU

      When I looked before it said the video was removed but I see them now...
      I'll let others critique since I know nothing.
      --Steve
      Find more about Weather in Poulsbo, WA

      "I know what I have to do now. I got to keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise.
      Who knows what the tide could bring." --Tom Hanks in Cast Away

    9. #9
      abuchi123's Avatar
      abuchi123 is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Dec 2012
      Location
      SoCal
      Posts
      3,516
      Thanks for the video update. The kohaku bulked up nicely which is not all that surprising. It is the better long term fish. Red on the pec is not an issue unless it bothers you or you plan to show the fish. The SU exhibits typical SU conformation shortfalls. It is very common for culled SU to have small head and weak tail tube. Your other SU is better, at least the front end.
      Last edited by abuchi123; 08-09-2019 at 06:57 AM.

    10. #10
      57vert is offline Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2016
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      86
      One year later, now about 12-13 inches.Name:  83A03218-4F82-4565-BB10-C57C3AC388B6.jpg
Views: 108
Size:  155.8 KBName:  53770844-E3A0-404B-8C5F-E726075EF8C1.jpg
Views: 108
Size:  190.4 KB

    11. #11
      OCkoiFan's Avatar
      OCkoiFan is online now Supporting Member
      is Mitchiesan-ninja’s
      feather rock
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2014
      Location
      Orange County, CA
      Posts
      4,796
      From the pics look like they bulking up nicely and haven’t skip a meal
      M.Nguyen


    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •