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    Thread: Matt's "ad lib" Showa Spawn 2019

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      These look great!!!! So much Bling Bling!

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      Thanks Delbert, Max, and Hope. I had never spawned a female ginrin before. I had heard the ginrin gene was a dominant, and it sure looks like it. One of the two males being ginrin may be adding to the percentage.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Matt24 View Post
      Thanks Delbert, Max, and Hope. I had never spawned a female ginrin before. I had heard the ginrin gene was a dominant, and it sure looks like it. One of the two males being ginrin may be adding to the percentage.
      Everything I've read says Gin Rin is dominant as well. It's so exciting watching them grow! I can't wait until mine are old enough to spawn!

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      This one has the best pattern
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      Yeah Hope, I've had my eye on that one. It has only a little white, on the face. But that's okay. Mom does not have much white either.

      In my previous 4 showa spawns, the females had a lot of shiro, and I got a good many shiro utsuri and very few hi utsuri. In this year's spawn, the female has a lot more orange (more butterscotch actually) than white, and I am getting a lot more hi utsuri than shiro utsuri. Not really surprising, but confirming what one might expect.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Matt24 View Post
      Yeah Hope, I've had my eye on that one. It has only a little white, on the face. But that's okay. Mom does not have much white either.

      In my previous 4 showa spawns, the females had a lot of shiro, and I got a good many shiro utsuri and very few hi utsuri. In this year's spawn, the female has a lot more orange (more butterscotch actually) than white, and I am getting a lot more hi utsuri than shiro utsuri. Not really surprising, but confirming what one might expect.
      I'm naming it Disco cause it's Disco Chic!

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      With this group narrowed to about 35, a few days ago I moved them from the tub to the 1800 gallon pond. So they have a lot more room now. But it is getting cold, and growing season it pretty much over.

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      So much Bling Bling!!! They are beautiful! Disco looks incredible!
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      Nice pics !! Matt



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      Very nice pieces looking very good.

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      My favorite the Showa just right of center


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      Thanks for the encouragement Hope, Delbert, and Orlando.

      Figuring the little ones were about through eating much for the season, and knowing a cold front was coming, last weekend I replaced the orchard netting that was over the pond with a double layer of plastic sheeting.

      Then winter sent its first strong volley with a 15 F temperature yesterday morning (not wind chill, but actual) and the sustained wind was ~20 MPH with gusts over 40 MPH. It's warming back up a little now. Hopefully that was a head-fake and not just a small sample of what is coming later.

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      Matt, I took a KH reading this morning and when my test changed the water from blue to yellow, I put in a few pieces of crushed oyster shell and the water turned blue again. All this time, I was bent on using baking soda, I never thought crushed oyster shells would increase the KH? I put two cup full by the water inflow to my planters and barrel filters to see how long they can keep the KH at acceptable levels.
      I have been neglecting my pond until I saw one of my koi with a sore on its nose. It was just as how I suspected, the KH of the pond was at zero. She healed herself after I got the KH back up.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
      ... I put two cup full by the water inflow to my planters and barrel filters to see how long they can keep the KH at acceptable levels. ...
      How many gallons are in the system you are referring to Roger? After you run it for a while, please let us know how the oyster shell is holding up. I've only used it a little.

      I've held up my KH with baking soda for a long time. Years ago, I had a PH crash after several rainy days. I lost a couple of koi and all the rest looked like they were suffering before I added baking soda to fix it. A rough day indeed, but I was relieved it was not a total loss. I've watched the KH a lot closer since then.

      Right after that incident, I went to a friend's place and tested his two ponds which both turned yellow on the first drop and had a PH of 6.3! He was able to raise the PH with water changes and had no losses. The scary thing is, at 6.3 PH, the koi were all swimming and acting normally, giving no indication that a crash was in progress.

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