- Nov 11, 2010
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- Chicago Area
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Hi Gemma. You are totally right. I loved how the metallic scales of my Yellow Hariwake made it so fun to watch it in my pond. I have been enjoying learning about the Gosanke Koi and how to distinguish more valuable and beautiful ones from others. It seems like a real art to know how they will develop and it really interests me how breeders are so good at identifying young fish that have the potential to be really beautiful. I think there is almost an endless amount to learn about that so that is why I fell into liking the sanke, showa, and kohaku. Other Koi are also nice but I think not as much to learn about. Pondwise probably the shiny ones like your GinRin Ochiba will be a lot more fun to watch. I'm curious and sorry if you already posted this what made you decide to pick the fish that you did? I know you have been talking about finding a Ki Utsuri and I know you mentioned liking the Kujakus before, but what made you pic the Matsuba, Ochiba, and Benigoy? Also why did you lean more toward the butterfly Koi?Thank you!
I know you lean more towards the "show" kind of koi , but I remember how much you loved your Lemon Hariwake, would you buy another "ornamental" koi?