GPF Member's Babies (aka MFS evidence)


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I have one fish I have had since the beginning, 4 years now. Its a male that is VERYYYYYYYYYYY aggressive and I am afraid he has got to find a new home. So i understand the friends part I don't want to ship him out but he has really really beat up three different females several times now really badly. so i'm left with little choice
hmm, I hope this doesn't happen to me; haven't had any koi spawnings yet as only 3 should be old enough but very soon, now, very soon....

I'd hate to have this problem, though as I'm already attached. Guess I shouldn't have named them...
 
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@Lisak1 , I know you only have 1 koi left, but it still would be nice to see him/her! And I like seeing the goldfish, too! So, c'mon, post a few of your babies...

@j.w ; where thou art thy pics??? Annnnnndddd, don't substitute any of your voluminous gifs for the real thing!


@bagsmom ; whatcha got for us????

@Gemma ; don't think you're off the hook, despite having your own 'babies' thread; I'd like to see some current residents of your pond. Annnnnnnd, if you can, sneak the cam under the fencing grid??? :p

@JBtheExplorer ; I KNOW you must have some pics (of the FISH)!!!
@cas ; any nice fish pics you wanna let us see???? We be a waitin'...

Hello, Houston, Houston; do we have a problem? Can @jmajid come out and play with his fish pics? Oh,Houston...

if @sissy still wanders GPF's hallowed halls, how about some closeups of the biggun's???

@BKHpondcritters , the stage awaits your lil darlings...

Is there a @CometKeith in the house? Care to add to the menagerie?

and don't think you youngsters to the forum are off the hook...going to need my reading glasses to find you all, among others I've missed! @addy1 !!! I need an assistant! Or some sort of cattle call would work I suppose...


Hmm, should I ask??? @Ian , our glorious leader, I don't think I've ever glommed onto any of your fishiness; have ya gots a pond, mate? Does ya has any pics of ya herd ya cares ta show us??? (okay, that was a really bad rendition, literally, of an accent I know better than to try! Sowwy!)
 
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heh, glad you got the hint, @Jhn , but you already know I'd love to see natural diamondback pics. But the fish too, of course! And if they're not mutts, ya gots ta name at least some of them!


And yep; you can blame addy for the MFS moniker! I have no idea though how the thought ever came into head! ;)
Glad you got the hole found and patched. They say you need patience in this hobby, not sure this is the kind they meant!
haha, have MTS too, multiple terrapin syndrome, MPS multiple pond syndrome, and with a side of LPS ta boot.

Yeah was a definite an exercise in patience, used to being patient, with fish keeping in general, just not in this way.

I will have to name some fish now that they are protected by a net, never named them before because as soon as I had a favorite that is the one the heron would eat. Got too many spawning fish in my pond, koi, goldfish and orfes....almost forgot my channel catfish has a name ....fat bastard, eats all the koi’s food in the pond with its huge mouth, but no Baby fish, which is the whole reason I added it. might be time to go fishing....
 

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haha, have MTS too, multiple terrapin syndrome, MPS multiple pond syndrome, and with a side of LPS ta boot.

....almost forgot my channel catfish has a name ....fat bastard, eats all the koi’s food in the pond with its huge mouth, but no Baby fish, which is the whole reason I added it. might be time to go fishing....
LOL!!!

You'll have to add MTS and MPS to addy's sticky in General Chat! I take the 5th on whether I can claim having that disease too...
 

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...then there's the other members of the Michigan chapter of GPF; @reefsr , @Colleen_MI and @Mayank ; pony up, can't misrepresent the mitten!

Already put Gemma on notice!
 

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Oh my. I went back looking for pictures of the fish and the last good pictures were taken in 2015! I will do my best at getting some new pictures, but until then, here is one from 2015. He is 15 years old now.

one - 2006, Koi, peachy.jpg
 
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@brokensword - I have terrible luck taking pictures of my fish. How do you all deal with the glare? And my one last koi - we re-named him "Lucky"- is jet black, so he's nearly impossible to get a photo of! Here's an oldie - he's in the mix there, if you look very closely:
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You sent me down the memory trail... this was one of my beauties that we lost:


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Hmmm..... OK, I admit that I have not been taking fish pictures lately. I've been more focused (hee hee - see what I did there?) on the garden & critter shots. But, here are a few from earlier this year, as well as some from last Summer & Fall.
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late winter fish 04.jpg
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more fall fish 04.jpg
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@brokensword - I have terrible luck taking pictures of my fish. How do you all deal with the glare? And my one last koi - we re-named him "Lucky"- is jet black, so he's nearly impossible to get a photo of! Here's an oldie - he's in the mix there, if you look very closely: View attachment 138444


You sent me down the memory trail... this was one of my beauties that we lost:


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memory lane is a good place sometimes, dontcha know!

I THINK I see 'Lucky' ! The heron will have a hard time getting him!

Re glare; if you have an umbrella, you can have someone hold it over the area you want to photograph and that should cut the glare. The polarizer I mentioned works well too. Not sure if you can get something for a phonecam but I think addy just demonstrated the effect in one of her more recent posts; she put her polarized sunglasses in front of the phone cam and it works!
 

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Hmmm..... OK, I admit that I have not been taking fish pictures lately. I've been more focused (hee hee - see what I did there?) on the garden & critter shots. But, here are a few from earlier this year, as well as some from last Summer & Fall.
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I liked the shiro best, but I'm a contrast kind of person!
 
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Oh my. I went back looking for pictures of the fish and the last good pictures were taken in 2015! I will do my best at getting some new pictures, but until then, here is one from 2015. He is 15 years old now.

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we'll be looking forward to the new pics! Pretty good catch in this one, though!
 

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Here are the hot tub babies:

I saw them chasing this am, fry to come maybe. Also saw them snacking on the eggs, inhaling themView attachment 138455View attachment 138456View attachment 138458View attachment 138459View attachment 138460View attachment 138461
you have a goodly crop of anachris, I see! Haven't been able to start my own herd of that here in Mich; hornwort seems easier though that is slow too. And I don't see the fish snacking on it either! Can you get a couple of shots of your fav gf in the big pond for us/me??? :)
 
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I've tried taking pictures a few times. Never that great. Colors all blurry and washed out. Never that clear.
I took the skylight filter off of one of my old SLR film camera lenses and held it in front of my phone, but that didn't help. I guess what I actually need is a polarizing filter.
I'll have to try the polarizing eye glass trick or the umbrella trick.
 
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fat bastard
Yea the tiny Elbino cat I put in the pond 3 years a g o is now close to 24 inches long fat bastard works for him to. Then there is the black channel I guess that one should be fat bottom girl.
 

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Is that a chagoi or is it a sorgoi, @mrsclem ? The brown on the head even mades me think it's an ochiba. Can you name the types for anyone looking on? And hard to tell, but are any of them doitsu? I like to have a mix just for the variety.
Not sure of the types on any as they were all purchased for the gin rins scales. Pretty sure Smokey is a chagoi, he has the traits, friendly, calming for the other fish. One doitsu, 2 tone blue. He was a rescue from a local nursery so named after the place- Wentworth!
 
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My herd has thinned considerably, as i have learned the hard way how to deal with the growing up pains.
I will try to take some new photos (waiting on green water to clear up) or if not that i will post some of my lost ones too.
 

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you have a goodly crop of anachris,
It started out as a few pieces in the tub. I have it in all ponds even the fish filled ponds, not as dense, but growing good. The hornwort seems to like the 5 foot deep area of the pond. the anacharis comes back even in the shallow fishless stream ponds.

I yank a bunch of it out of the hot tub pond and dump it back into the big pond off and on all summer. It gets really dense in the hot tub pond.
 
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@Tula is Madamme Butterfly a bekko? Or is she an Utsuri? Also, can't tell what Sumo is; did he/she change color with age? If so, what did Sumo begin as?

Annnnnd, you DO know where the power cord for your aerator is, right? hint hint!!
I'm embarrassed to admit I don't know many of the names for koi ! I do know my Cha Cha is a chagoi. Madame Butterfly is actually a "he" LOL and was orange and black when I got him....does that help ? Sumo is the orange and white one and has changed very little over the years......she's female. Sushi is male and is the big orange and black one, with some metallic shine to him.....ginrin?

OK, here is Cha Cha.....I purchased her from a breeder and she was advertised as a red ginrin chagoi.

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Dayum; now I know why you've named parts Hell's Gate and Last Chance Harvey! I've had a couple of losses re koi but none with such spectacular stories! And it is both neat as well as sad when some start changing. I always hope they'll stay more or less as I got them. I've started charting them, year by year, just to see how they change. Maybe I'll post in a couple of years those that alter drastically.

And I haven't paid more than 60ish dollars with most coming in at about 35 on average.
Those "stories" are why i built hells gate and dead pool it was IMPOSIBLE to catch anyone in the pond the only chance i had was to use a bright flash light try to blind them so they couldn't see the net coming and as with the one when he did he then saw the net net took off right into a boulder end of story. Well before i built dead pool now i just feed them in dead pool and i can close off the exit to the main pond and there it is almost effortless to catch whom ever i am after. Usually babies with little to no color. I have four black babies from last year to still catch as until they start feeding on the pellet food there's little chance of catching them.
 
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