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    Thread: Kohaku

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      Kohaku

      Hello all,

      I bought this Dainichi Kohaku last year when it was a tosai 11".
      It is about 20"or 22" now.
      Can you judge it for me?
      I'm still a rookie, I just start this koi hobby last year with my 12 years old son.
      He wants to have a koi (kois) that he can bring to show someday; So we need to learn a lot.

      Thank you,

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      Wow how much did you get it for? The body is amazing. Too bad on the shimi

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      Body
      Shimi can be remove
      Coloration poor due to push feed
      Koi need to rest sometime throughout the year so they can rebound their true beauty
      Try mix color food in warmer months of feeding
      Sunlight is extremely important for skin and color
      My 2 cents
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Body
      Shimi can be remove
      Coloration poor due to push feed
      Koi need to rest sometime throughout the year so they can rebound their true beauty
      Try mix color food in warmer months of feeding
      Sunlight is extremely important for skin and color
      My 2 cents
      Can this color bounce back? Mine are like this too and I definitely push it with my karashi

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      Quote Originally Posted by NaturalK View Post
      Can this color bounce back? Mine are like this too and I definitely push it with my karashi
      All I can tell you that is when koi not in growth mode then it will concentrate on beauty
      This color tone can indicate a female koi but it is kinda like persimmon color which hard to be a fully deep red tone for show
      Karashi will stretch out too but also will get darker overtime so give them time
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      Quote Originally Posted by NaturalK View Post
      Wow how much did you get it for? The body is amazing. Too bad on the shimi
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      I won it in Kodama auction for $160. The black spot is the injured scale

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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Body
      Shimi can be remove
      Coloration poor due to push feed
      Koi need to rest sometime throughout the year so they can rebound their true beauty
      Try mix color food in warmer months of feeding
      Sunlight is extremely important for skin and color
      My 2 cents
      Thanks Mitch
      I was thinking of the more feeding the better. Rookie mistake!
      I will reduce feeding and adding color food.

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      I think it will be a winner one day with that body.

      Winning is all about, what the fish is up against on the day.

      Pattern and shimmies are all part of the package.

      A shimmy is a demerit.

      Body is what it is all about when it gets to the big ones.
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      Do you have the original auction picture of the baby?

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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Body
      Shimi can be remove
      Coloration poor due to push feed
      Koi need to rest sometime throughout the year so they can rebound their true beauty
      Try mix color food in warmer months of feeding
      Sunlight is extremely important for skin and color
      My 2 cents
      Thanks Mitch.
      The pond has about 2 hours of direct sunlight per day.
      This is a short video of it under sunlight.

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      Quote Originally Posted by coolwon View Post
      I think it will be a winner one day with that body.

      Winning is all about, what the fish is up against on the day.

      Pattern and shimmies are all part of the package.

      A shimmy is a demerit.

      Body is what it is all about when it gets to the big ones.
      Thank you Coolwon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Primitive View Post
      Do you have the original auction picture of the baby?
      yes I have.
      This one sent to me from Kodama Koi Farm before it shipped to me

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      I just found this one

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      Oh my, what did you feed it? Lol
      Edit: and how much?
      Crazy tail development
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      Enquire about feeding 5mm Trout Finisher to bring up the beni.

      The damaged scale or shimmy does not show up on either of the pics
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      Odd that the body became that way, I would've never guessed based on the baby picture.

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      It's all in the genes.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NaturalK View Post
      Oh my, what did you feed it? Lol
      Edit: and how much?
      Crazy tail development
      I fed it Kodama koi food for the first 6 months, and then Nijikawa since then.

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      Quote Originally Posted by coolwon View Post
      Enquire about feeding 5mm Trout Finisher to bring up the beni.

      The damaged scale or shimmy does not show up on either of the pics
      Coolwon,
      I just order Kodama color food. I hope it help.
      The damaged scale just happened about 2 months ago.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Primitive View Post
      Odd that the body became that way, I would've never guessed based on the baby picture.
      Primitive,

      I think I got "lucky".
      I won another Dainichi showa at the same auction which is a little bigger than the kohaku now.
      I will take some pictures of it and post here when I get home this afternoon.
      These 2 fish were the one that no ones want so I got them cheap (compare to other auction fish, not to me )

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