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    Thread: Yamabuchi Ogon suggestions

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      Yamabuchi Ogon suggestions

      I'm looking to buy a young yamabuchi ogon. The goal is to have it grow to a nice deep and uniform yellow color.
      I looked up some information on how to choose them and found out that it's no easy task.
      These koi should be picked light yellow when at young age, the color should deepen as they age. Kois that already have a deep color when young usually fail ( this is the result of my research )

      Because it's my first time with yamabuchi i decided to look for some advice. These are the two i found that i would go for:

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      Both are 12-18 months old and similar size. Both from Izumija.
      Is this what i should look for? Which one would you pick?

      Thanks

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      Top one looks a bit skinny to me

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      I have a question here to the knowledgeable:

      The first one´s gill plates seem to protrude outward, while the second one´s even. Need one to be concerned?

      Thanks!

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      I prefer the bottom koi. I'm not sure about the mark on the head (just a photo artifact?) but especially for single color koi the cleanliness of the head is an important factor. I would not buy the first koi, period.

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      I also liked the second the most, mostly for the body shape. I wasn't expecting a so much negative reaction for the first one though.

      I'm adding a third option, but this one is even lighter color:
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      Third option also has similar size/age, same breeder

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      SimonW what you're seeing on the gills is normal breathing. I would stick with your third choice and stay away from color food's.
      Last edited by Orlando; 3 Days Ago at 12:08 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Orlando View Post
      stay away from color food's.
      What do you mean and why?

      Thanks to all who did reply to my post btw

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      Quote Originally Posted by N1ck View Post
      What do you mean and why?

      Thanks to all who did reply to my post btw
      Color food's will bring up the red's (Beni) on a Yami.

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      1 st fish, lovely pecks.

      Eyes ?
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      Quote Originally Posted by coolwon View Post
      1 st fish, lovely pecks.

      Eyes ?
      The fish is blinking.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
      The fish is blinking.

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      An blinking nice fish, with lovely pecks.

      That's the one.

      Number one
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      Third one isn't lighter, it's the lighting if you notice the color of the background. It does however, in my opinion, have the most uniform scales and skin. The body of the three looks very similar. I would go with the third one.

      I wouldn't go with the first one the skin does not look on par with the other two.
      Last edited by kevins2ooo; 2 Days Ago at 12:28 AM.

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      For me, with Yamabuchi it's primarily about color and scalation. It's hard to judge the color differences from these three pictures, but from the scalation & skin, there is a clear loser, which is number 1. Numbers 2&3 have much better scalation, with, in my opinion, number 3 having the best. That said, number 3 has weaker pecks than 1 and 2. Also, as mentioned, number 2 seems to have a spot on its head...perhaps is just in the photo, but something to consider. I'd like to see these in person to make sure, but if I had to select based on these photos, I'd pick number 3.

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