Finally, bought my first Japanese Koi (8)


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Biggest one is 14"... The Showas are 11 and 10"... The other 5 are 4.5-5".

I think I'll buy another 8 or 10 if I see anymore good ones that I want, of a different variety when other pond store gets their shipment. :)

Too bad I didn't pop by their earlier. There were ones I liked more but got snatched up.
 

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Your Showas are really Sanke, Showas have more red and black and less white. What did you have to pay for them?

Very nice Koi indeed! I have Sanke as well. mine just spawned this morning.
 
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OOps... I got the names all mixed up as usual.

Maybe you can help me ID my Koi. LOL!

What's the biggest one called then? And the little ones? I totally forgot what the guy told me what these guys wee.

I got quoted something like 14" is $100, 11" - $150 and 10" is $200CDN. At the end, I guess all 3 cost me $400... The little ones where pricey! $200 for the 5.
 

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They are all Sanke, except in the first photo, the two smallest might turn out to be Showas.
For good quality fish, that is not a bad price. These are very nice fish from what I can see. It requires a closer look that cameras cannot easily provide to really evaluate them.
I think 2 might even be Tancho Sanke. Those are the ones with the round spot on the head.
 
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Cool! thx for the info guys! For some reason, I ended up with mainly one variety. But those are the only ones that agreed with my eyes and price our of hundreds and hundreds to choose from. I really want some shusui, Kujaku and Doitsu (didn't see any)... I have too many sankes now. :)
 
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Too bad you are not in So Cal, I just pulled a perfect 12" Kohaku from my upper pond and put it into my Adoption tank. I also netted a 12" Platinum Ogon.
Gotta make room for the fry. I'm hoping that this years spawn will yield a few thousand.
 
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Man, I wish I live in Cali. Good weather and everything! Any pics of your latest Koi for adoption?

I wish I can breed or adoption some from you! Your prices are really good!
 

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jameskoi said:
Man, I wish I live in Cali. Good weather and everything! Any pics of your latest Koi for adoption?

I wish I can breed or adoption some from you! Your prices are really good!

Sorry I don't ship, but here are photos of the Koi and this mornings spawn.
 

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The Koi look good jameskoi,,,not a bad price for what you got.
 
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DrCase: That's good to hear. Last thing I want is get ripped off b/c I still know nothing about good quality Koi. I mean, I want to get what I like, but also has potential too and priced correctly.
 
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My basement pond is about 3 weeks old. Ammonia levels finally starting to show. So I'm trying to reduce bio load now.

I shifted 8 domestics back into my 70G and 130G tanks. After a few days introducing japanese imports, the poor domestics, which I once thought were good looking are now boring and hogging up space/bio load. When I fished them out, boy were they fat and they all grew too!
 

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