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These are the 5 koi I relocated to the new pond! I wish the pics were better but you can get an idea
The 2 smallest ones are 1yr old, the other three are 3yrs olds, one can easily guess which one is the female :)....her name is Gaia, she is a Kin Kikokuryu and it is amazing how she has changed from plane dull orange and gray, to the beautiful (pics don't do her justice) metallic 4 color koi.

You probably figured by now that I'm not interested in show koi, my absolute devotion lays in the ornamental especially metallic type of koi

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Thanks!
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We still have a lot of work to do before I can relax and enjoy it, but at least we were able to put a temporary mesh cover over it and keep the fish safe.
I started this thread to follow the fish growth :)
 
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I know nothing about Koi and when I see some that look pretty that's fine w/me and yours look very pretty @Gemma View attachment 120481
Thanks, that's how I see it too! :)
Beautiful fish :love:
Thank you! I have 6 other babies in there, Sunny, Angel and Sky are the 3 I quarantined indoor for 8 weeks, and then the few I bought last Fall...they were happily swimming around and as soon as I added the 5 from the other pond, they went hiding....I see them every once in a while but they don't even come out when I feed. I wish they came out, but then the frog might eat them
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Gemma. They are so beautiful. Good luck! I just ordered 5 tosais. I'm getting them on Monday.
Thank you! I'm hoping to take better pics someday. :)
How exciting it is to be waiting for the arrival of new fish huh?
I'm done doing that, I have 20 koi and 2 shubbies, and I think 11 fish x pond is the very max I want to have

The very last fish I purchased is a blue Kujaku I decided to try thanks to you posting about yours
I named him/her Sky, you can see why

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Wow, so beautiful.....I can't wait to follow their along on this thread and watch them grow :)
Thanks!
The two 1yr olds have already changed a lot. Drake is a Kin Kikokuryu like Gaia, only difference he is silver and yellow, the black is starting to develop this year and I imagine the white will too. I don't have good pics of him, but I will keep on trying.
I have pic of the orange I call "Jello" you can see when I purchased him/her it was yellow and the "zipper" along the back was just coming in. (The solid yellow you see in the pic is Star! I've decided to leave her in the other pond so I have yellow there too)I hope it's not too confusing.

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I really like the yellow ones! My pond is too small for koi -- I read that there are canary yellow goldfish - I might have to look into that. Your koi are lovely!
 
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Thank you! I'm hoping to take better pics someday. :)
How exciting it is to be waiting for the arrival of new fish huh?
I'm done doing that, I have 20 koi and 2 shubbies, and I think 11 fish x pond is the very max I want to have

The very last fish I purchased is a blue Kujaku I decided to try thanks to you posting about yours
I named him/her Sky, you can see why

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Gemma. i'm looking forward to your reports on how your fish develop as they grow. It's very exciting when the colors get stronger and the fish get more dramatic looking. I haven't been too active here because of our Asia trip but will start posting more stuff on my blog on my goldfish pond blog. I have gotten very bit by the Koi bug. We will see how things develop in my pond this year. Good luck with your beautiful fish!!!
 
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I really like the yellow ones! My pond is too small for koi -- I read that there are canary yellow goldfish - I might have to look into that. Your koi are lovely!
Thank you! :)
I'd never heard of A yellow goldfish but I guess they do exist.

 

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