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last post re koi pics;

Zippy - shusui

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Ace - Asagi

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A LOT of the names were chosen so my wife can remember them (I'm making it more difficult though with all this MFA stuff!) and those were two names for that reason as I could not think of anything clever for 'sanke'. As time went on, I deviated and just looked for some thing that the color was mirrored to in real life, to help her remember names. She named a few--THOSE she WILL recall if asked, I note!

Too, when I started with koi, we were heavy into Dr. Who, so some fish got character names from that show. The turtles are also named for Dr Who characters; Capt Jack, Rory, Bill. Gemma is the only one NOT a Who character as one of my four died (named Martha, so didn't want to jinx the next female turtle) and 'Bill' I THOUGHT was a female but turned out to be a male. The name stuck though!
 
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My faves have always been the ones w/ the butterfly flowing fins! All the others are beautiful too but still I love the Butterflies and the way they cruse through the pond like they are flying.
Now @brokensword can you make these fish swim below cuz I can't find any Butterfly koi that move online.

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And maybe make them smaller? Please :)
 

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My faves have always been the ones w/ the butterfly flowing fins! All the others are beautiful too but still I love the Butterflies and the way they cruse through the pond like they are flying.
Now @brokensword can you make these fish swim below cuz I can't find any Butterfly koi that move online.

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And maybe make them smaller? Please :)
I got one; if this doesn't do it for you, I'll take a whack at the above. Easy when they've already got some white space around them...

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Oh my gosh, those are some pretty fish! Had a hard time picking my favorite - I narrowed it down to Sunny, Stinger and Ginger.
 

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Oh my gosh, those are some pretty fish! Had a hard time picking my favorite - I narrowed it down to Sunny, Stinger and Ginger.
well, cas, I won't tell the others you've snubbed them, but I surely understand! Ifn ya ever comes ta visit, I'll forewarn the 'others' and tell them you'll feed them just the same! Probably will warm up to ya, then! Glad you liked!
 
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My faves have always been the ones w/ the butterfly flowing fins! All the others are beautiful too but still I love the Butterflies and the way they cruse through the pond like they are flying.
Now @brokensword can you make these fish swim below cuz I can't find any Butterfly koi that move online.

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And maybe make them smaller? Please :)
just read the part about 'smaller'; sowwy for the medium version; here's a smaller one;

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Had a request for pics of my fish, so here's the current koi listing...the gf are shubinkins, comets, sarassa comets, and one fantail. Haven't cataloged those, yet. Overview, then some larger pics below in next replies.

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Hahaha, I named so many of my fish too. People think I'm crazy. My ghost is all black with silver fins, because he's hard to see all you notice is the large flowing fins and looks ghostly. I need an underwater camera. Christmas is coming hehe.
 

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Hahaha, I named so many of my fish too. People think I'm crazy. My ghost is all black with silver fins, because he's hard to see all you notice is the large flowing fins and looks ghostly. I need an underwater camera. Christmas is coming hehe.
well, the old adage is; the ones you name are the ones the heron gets...BUT, I sorta have an advantage with heron protection, ya know?

My Ghost started out almost all silver and blackened up with age. He's a 'ghost koi' per consumer naming and I just kept it. I like the more black as I'm a contrast kind of guy. I DID have an all black one but he didn't make it a month. And yeah, very hard to see from the top but my UW cam was still working then and I saw him easily that way. Still working on a fix for the cam, but I DO have a sports/action cam with an UW housing. They're fairly inexpensive these days, so by all means, PUT IT ON YOUR LIST! It's a whole new world/perspective for ponders--you won't regret it!
 
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I wasn't gonna complain but way many thanks for fixing it View attachment 145420
oh, that anigif JUS AIN'T right, JDub! But then, you ARE the queen; whatever serfs and vassals you gots indentured for your entertainment, well that's Queen's prerogative, I guess!! :rolleyes::eek::D:p:confused::cool:;)
 
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Wow! What beauties!
Thank you, Ruby; much appreciated! I have quite a few that are pics from the auction (they're my 'starting look' pic, so I keep them) and hopefully by next spring, I can get some better shots of all the new ones. I've had to pull myself back and adhere to the MFBA guide as I've figured out it's a disease...yeah, that's what it is...gonna stick with that...I couldn't help it...sun was in my eyes when I pressed the keyboard, I dunno, there has to be some sort of reason behind all this except no self discipline, ya know!!!

Thanks for looking!
 
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okay, this post is ONLY so I can get the urls and paste into my siggy, so, ignore this one and just look at all the purdy pics before and after!

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