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  • View Poll Results: How much would you spend for a NON gosanke tosai this year

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    • Less than $60

      28 23.53%
    • Less than $100

      30 25.21%
    • Less than $150

      30 25.21%
    • Less than $200

      31 26.05%
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    Thread: What would you pay for a NON gosanke in a growout this year?

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      Quote Originally Posted by bbriggs View Post
      I'm finding the arguments for higher-dollar fish compelling. Unfortunately, I've already placed my vote for <$100 having been very pleased with the chagoi growouts and then the SU and sanke growouts which fell in this range. I recognize the weight of my opinion is slight, coming from this relatively koi-neglected region and typically being reluctant to post on this fine forum in the presence of such formidable levels of experience. Nevertheless, I now wish to show this small measure of support to promote the better quality koi experience.
      I agree

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      Quote Originally Posted by dick benbow View Post
      just a suggestion for non gosanke, kumonryu....fairly easy to come by, dramatic changers so fun to watch, available thru both japanese and domestic breeders.

      I think the attraction of shiros and showas is that dramatic black coming up and you get that in this Doutsu. As they say "just a suggestion"..
      I totally agree with Dick Benbow. I've wanted a nice kumonryu for a long time. The idea of watching one change as it grows and develops sounds so exciting. I hope there are lots of others who feel the same way!

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      But if you have weird water, you end up with a shiro muji. Or if you stress it you end up with a shiro muji. If they get too much sun or too much dark you get a shiro muji.
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      I think spending for quality koi is the way to go. I would spend several hundred $ for a nice koi, especially now that I am starting all over.

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      I voted less than $100, but would pay more for higher quality. But, is or will these be available to us non members?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dkoinut View Post
      I voted less than $100, but would pay more for higher quality. But, is or will these be available to us non members?
      As a general rule, they are either available only to members, or sometimes available at a higher price for non-members, but for $29 per year, it does not make sense to not be a member.
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      Hmmm. I know a breeder that has 4 ponds of small Tosai(spawned late in 2008) and each pond has tons of Ochiba. Some Gin Rin as well.
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      Quote Originally Posted by HanoverKoiFarms View Post
      Hmmm. I know a breeder that has 4 ponds of small Tosai(spawned late in 2008) and each pond has tons of Ochiba. Some Gin Rin as well.
      Local or Japanese? Name of breeder?
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      I think price for me is also dependent on where these fish are coming from.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hirogoi View Post
      I think price for me is also dependent on where these fish are coming from.
      If the quality is there, does it really make a difference 'where" they came from. Somewhere along the line, in most cases, the parent stocks used were from Japan anyway. You buy the fish, NOT THE BREEDER.

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      I know you buy the fish not the breeder that's why I don't have Russ living in my backyard. But like people keep telling me knowing the breeders and the lines are all important in the fish development.
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      I have several fish from one of the most often talked about and apparently admired by many, east coast breeder and they are absolute junk. Very slow growth and color and pattern are a complete disappointment. So in my opinion it does make a difference where they come from.
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      Quote Originally Posted by koi4u2c View Post
      I have several fish from one of the most often talked about and apparently admired by many, east coast breeder and they are absolute junk. Very slow growth and color and pattern are a complete disappointment. So in my opinion it does make a difference where they come from.

      Ouch!

      Wow, I hope you don't consider PA. as east coast!

      In all seriousness though, no matter which breeder you may mean (me included) I would have a few questions.

      How many gallons is your system? What type of filtration? What brand and protein of food is used and how much is fed? How deep is the system? How many fish in ther system? What vartieties are we talking about? How big were they when purchesed? What time of year was the purchase? Did you pick the fish with or without the help of the breeder? What were the price ranges? Were they online or in person purchases?
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      Quote Originally Posted by HanoverKoiFarms View Post
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      Hey John, I don't see that Ochiba on your site. You've been holding out

      Growouts are for WWKC members only?

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      Quote Originally Posted by majederr View Post
      Hey John, I don't see that Ochiba on your site. You've been holding out

      Growouts are for WWKC members only?
      Generally, there are not enough to include non-members.
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      Quote Originally Posted by HanoverKoiFarms View Post
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      When will they become available?
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