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Very nice. The white looks very good and the black over time will deepen in color. Good luck with your new fish!
 
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Best of luck with he / she Where did you get her as the dealers say it's all about where you get your koi. ah who cares what they say. as Mmathis said it's only important to the owner and me! good looking fish lol
 
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Best of luck with he / she Where did you get her as the dealers say it's all about where you get your koi. ah who cares what they say. as Mmathis said it's only important to the owner and me! good looking fish lol
Kodama koi farm. The breader dianachi is known for showa and its bold sumi, so im hoping that the sumi will come in nice.. She is only 18 months old.
 
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did you go to the jersey store ? I made a 3 hour trip to the long island store earlier this summer just to find if I had scrolled all the way to the middle of the long web page that location was closed for the year. I was less then happy. But I will admit I made the trip to jersey the following day and found the quality to be impressive. even though I was still very upset
 

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@Rich8888ri and @CometKeith To me, that is a lovely fish! Love the colors — they’re so bright! Since I’m not a koi person, I’m ignorant when it comes to colors, patterns, and body shapes. So, what makes this gorgeous fish NOT be show quality, exactly?
 
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I know zip about koi except what I have learned on YouTube... but I one thing they talk about is the clean color lines. I think you want to see distinct color patterns that don't bleed into each other.
 
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I know zip about koi except what I have learned on YouTube... but I one thing they talk about is the clean color lines. I think you want to see distinct color patterns that don't bleed into each other.
That is correct. The less color bleeding the better. Also the black (montegoro, not sure of spellling) on the front fins should be all black and not black and red.
 
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did you go to the jersey store ? I made a 3 hour trip to the long island store earlier this summer just to find if I had scrolled all the way to the middle of the long web page that location was closed for the year. I was less then happy. But I will admit I made the trip to jersey the following day and found the quality to be impressive. even though I was still very upset
Yes they have nice fish there. I also picked up a ki utsuri and a gin rin goshiki. Pics below
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@Rich8888ri and @CometKeith To me, that is a lovely fish! Love the colors — they’re so bright! Since I’m not a koi person, I’m ignorant when it comes to colors, patterns, and body shapes. So, what makes this gorgeous fish NOT be show quality, exactly?
The colors on this fish show a nice pattern of red and white on a black background. For a showa if you visually removed the black and leave the red then it should look like a very high quality Kuhaku (ie red spotted Koi). If you visually leave the black and take out the red it should look like a very high quality Ki Utsuri (black spotted white fish). Since the colors of red and black are pretty evenly dispersed on this showa most people would feel this is a pleasing colored. There are classic patterns of show quality Showas but the hard part is this is still a very young fish even at 13" and the black will deepen and hopefully the red will not fade. Showa is a black body fish with red and white spots whereas Sanke look almost the same but are white bodied fish with red and black spots. Also as the poster suggested the body shape and coloration on the fins influence the fish quality too. There is a lot to know how to predict how a fish will end up as it matures and it takes a lot of experience to be good at it. Typically breeders try to hang on to the ones they think will be really nice and grow them out in mud ponds so they can sell them for higher prices. Sometimes keeping a fish just an extra 6-12 months can increase the value 10 fold if it turns out to be an outstanding example of the type of fish they are selling.... or if it is a dud they just wasted a lot of time and money invested in the fish so they need to be very good at predicting how it will look as it grows. Now multiply this by 100's or 1000's of fish that breeders have and it is very important to grade their fish properly. That's why people talk about breeders or sellers so much. The better they are at what they do then your investment in your fish is more protected.
 
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for the gold fish lovers a little edumakation
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when It looks like someone used a magic marker on the fish and the color changes are crisp and sharp like this guy the price skyrockets this guy at 10 inches sold for a deal at 160 bucks if he was 18 to 20 inches he would probably fetch $2500
and who would venture to guess how much this guy is going for at at 27" and three years old
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