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    Thread: 2023 Hariwake, Beni Kikokuryu, Kujaku spawn

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      Quote Originally Posted by kdh View Post
      Thats a big koi. Would love to see a pic of it. Am sure others would also. THanks
      She was 6" when I got her. [She has nothing to do with this spawn, other than variety.]

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      Well done Matt, good husbandry always excel
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      Development photos

      Hope this color loss stops soon, but looks like the pattern is shrinking ...

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      Late June 2024 - In just a couple of weeks, some noticeable pattern loss ...
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      I removed this one due to head shape and flaring gills. It happens.

      But what I want you to notice about this development is the major color change. Also there was some reduction in pattern on the face. Some of my yellow ones have shifted a little to yellow-orange, and some have been orange from pretty early on. I think this one had by far the biggest color shift.

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      I find it interesting how the beni shifted in tone the loss of the pattern wasn't that negative in my opinion I could live with it but I see what you mean about the head shape. Am wondering do your culls go to places where you could follow future development?
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      Usually not, though I sometimes keep a couple around for quite a while to watch development after realizing that I won't be keeping them long term. When I have some that are good enough for others to want, the people who will take them are rather far away and may either sell them or put them in big private ponds. I used to give some to a fellow nearby, but he has become too old to keep up his pond. Some garden centers and pet shops will take them.

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      I found one more of the one-year-old runts that had somehow remained hidden in the tub I had my kohaku spawn in. Apparently it grew from ~1.5" to 3.5" with the extra kohaku protien the last couple of months. I think it is a beni ginga, like the two in the last two pictures in post #97. [Like the beni kikokuryu, except fully scaled instead of Doitsu.] It's hard to tell from the angle and lighting, but the yellow pattern goes down the length of the koi, and is more visible on the lower half, below the sumi field. It may be interesting to see how the color and the sumi fight it out over time.

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      The numbers I have are too small to be a statistically significant sampling. So I don't know if this is just a weird bit of data or if there is a biological reason for this but ...

      The 3 that have the fully scaled matsuba scale type (two gin matsuba and a kujaku), happen to be among the 5 largest from this spawn, 8" to 10".

      The 3 beni ginga were runts that have just recently started growing some and are among the smallest 3.5" to 5.5".

      When I spawned these same oyagoi in 2021, I did not see this. Maybe it was because very few of those I kept past the first year were fully scaled. I spawned these same oyagoi in 2012 and had a few of different scale types that I kept a few years, but I don't recall there being very substantial difference in sizes.

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