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    Thread: Need help (Showa)

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      Need help (Showa)

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      So we have here 8 showa's. 35-38 inches. They are bred and kept in Indonesia (me from the Philippines), I only have a budget for 1 koi and would really appreciate everyone's input. Thanks!

      I have here a link to a video if it is needed thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUFx8SrEmIE

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      If you are only buying one, then it's a scam or it's super expensive (3k or something). Shipping alone for each large box will be $450 export + $320 import + $120 shipping to your home from the importer, before the fish. If they tell you any other price and say shipping included, it's a scam. Source: I've imported from Indonesia twice now.

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      36 inches is 3ft long. They don't look 3ft long.. However the last one on the bottom left has a nice female body to me

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      Quote Originally Posted by tonyo098 View Post
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      So we have here 8 showa's. 35-38 inches. They are bred and kept in Indonesia (me from the Philippines), I only have a budget for 1 koi and would really appreciate everyone's input. Thanks!

      I have here a link to a video if it is needed thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUFx8SrEmIE


      350 to 380 MM Maybe?

      Clean but unusual PATTERN of the 4th DOWN (orange)

      Nicely balanced down the the length.

      Not too heavy with Sumi

      Could be a male

      After watching the VIDEO, bottom (white)very nice
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      I meant CM!!! sorry for the confusion

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      The dealer didnt want to send me pics of the koi's individually so I didnt push since it seemed fishy

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      Quote Originally Posted by tonyo098 View Post
      The dealer didnt want to send me pics of the koi's individually so I didnt push since it seemed fishy
      Yep, definitely a scam. Stolen fish too, so double whammy. Good thing you asked first!

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      Agreed with everyone here, it's a scam. even from the picture, they are no more than about 4" long maybe 5". The colors are more of the baby types Koi, not something that 3 feet long and older.
      Failure is not an option! You just have to try harder the next time around!
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      Quote Originally Posted by EmeraldDragon View Post
      Agreed with everyone here, it's a scam. even from the picture, they are no more than about 4" long maybe 5". The colors are more of the baby types Koi, not something that 3 feet long and older.
      I don't think they are only 5" long.They definitely look 12". Why is the color of baby type? These look doitsu so no scale.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NaturalK View Post
      I don't think they are only 5" long.They definitely look 12". Why is the color of baby type? These look doitsu so no scale.
      Maybe so, but they are definitely not 3 feet long like OP said. no argument there. My eyes are not what they are used to be, so I could be wrong on the sizes. The color is just my opinion that it looks that way. I could be wrong then too. It's hard to tell from looking from the picture.
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      These koi are nisai at most...and 12-13 inches long.

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      Also, if there is a breeder that can consistently produce 35-38 inches doitsu showa...let me know.

      100% scam.

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      Everyone read post 5

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      Quote Originally Posted by kdh View Post
      Everyone read post 5
      I see nothing that indicates a scam. I wouldn't spend my time taking individual pictures when the video is of good quality and better shows the condition/quality of the fish.

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