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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Sansai phil45's Avatar
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    have i missed the shooting stars then ? i emailed to subscribe to it and how many i wanted but heard nothing back ................

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    looks nice Feline, i was entered in that, but i pulled out when i got the above one from Mike Snaden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    I brought this Mukashi from Mike Snaden / Yume koi yesterday, its female, 36 cm and from Matsue.

    What a great bloke he is, he spent an hour with me, answering all my amateur questions that I know hes heard a million times before, and he didn't even look bored, lol. It was very interesting and very valuable time for me, and considering it was a 6 hour round trip thats saying something.

    Mike isn't just interested in an attractive fish, for him it has to have real jumbo potential as well, or it just doesn't cut the mustard, so he only selects fish that meet this very strict criteria.

    He said if this little mukashi doesn't sail past 90-95 cm he would be very surprised...Ö.mmmmm no pressure then .
    I collected one from the same batch a couple of days after you David.
    Didnít have time to take a photo when I got back but I will have a measure up in December maybe we should have a little grow and show comp?
    Mine was around 35cm.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXxADCd3hXc

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    You have some awsome koi there Keithatrax,can i ask what the plants are in the back ground?
    Some sort of lily?
    John

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    Great fish and pond Keith....yeah we can have a 2 man grow n show ...my pond will be heated and heavily fed till end of November, then im going to drop it to 12c and stop feeding till spring, so you will overtake me if you feed all winter.
    I do have 2 advantages though, mines put a cm or 2 on already and also Mike said, mine was the last of the potential jumbo monster blood line, and that all the rest would barely reach 40 cm at 6 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil45 View Post
    have i missed the shooting stars then ? i emailed to subscribe to it and how many i wanted but heard nothing back ................
    I got an email almost immediately confirming my entry when I signed up, but later on I pulled out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil45 View Post
    have i missed the shooting stars then ? i emailed to subscribe to it and how many i wanted but heard nothing back ................
    Yeah it was last Saturday.
    Might be worth checking your junk email folder in case it's in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    You have some awsome koi there Keithatrax,can i ask what the plants are in the back ground?
    Some sort of lily?
    Hi John thanks
    yes I think they are Arum lily's but not 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    Great fish and pond Keith....yeah we can have a 2 man grow n show ...my pond will be heated and heavily fed till end of November, then im going to drop it to 12c and stop feeding till spring, so you will overtake me if you feed all winter.
    I do have 2 advantages though, mines put a cm or 2 on already and also Mike said, mine was the last of the potential jumbo monster blood line, and that all the rest would barely reach 40 cm at 6 years old.
    I won't be feeding all winter so much the same as yourself. As for the 40cm at 6 years...time will tell....

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    Get the Mussels in guys.
    John

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    measured my mukashi up the other day because im running the pond down for the winter, its 42 cm now, biggest of the 6 karashigoi is 51 cm, the rest ranging from 45 upwards .

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    measured my mukashi up the other day because im running the pond down for the winter, its 42 cm now, biggest of the 6 karashigoi is 51 cm, the rest ranging from 45 upwards .

    I saw the photos on another thread looks like you have had some great growth. I will have my Mukashi out for a measure mid-December.
    Still at 22.5c with about three more weeks of feeding to go so fingers crossed I hope to be around the 40cm mark.
    Glad to see your sticking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    Great fish and pond Keith....yeah we can have a 2 man grow n show ...my pond will be heated and heavily fed till end of November, then im going to drop it to 12c and stop feeding till spring, so you will overtake me if you feed all winter.
    I do have 2 advantages though, mines put a cm or 2 on already and also Mike said, mine was the last of the potential jumbo monster blood line, and that all the rest would barely reach 40 cm at 6 years old.

    make that 3 man grow n show, Felines got 2 !

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    Couple of photos of my Mukashi Ogon has grown 8cm in two months
    20181209_124925.jpg20181209_125112.jpg

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    wow, thats gained some size Keith, well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithatrax View Post
    Couple of photos of my Mukashi Ogon has grown 8cm in two months
    20181209_124925.jpg20181209_125112.jpg
    Looking good, and a nice body shape too! That's a very good growth rate.

    My Mukashi has gone from 12cm to 16cm in 5 weeks which I am very pleased with. I'm now faced with the problem of not being able to move her into the pond because there's too much temperature difference and I can't cool the aquarium any lower than the living room which is at 22C most of the time. I suggested to Simon we turned the heating off and wore lots of jumpers for a couple of weeks but he was not impressed

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    Glad to hear that the Mukashi settled in and is doing well David, the pressure is on, no excuses; 90cm should be straightforward. This time next year mid 70's?

    Dave

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    ha ha i asked Mike when i picked it up, how big would you expect it to be at the end of next year if all goes well, i figured about 65 cm, he said nah 70 cm or over.
    We will see, dont want to make excuses but ive had to cut back on my heating, ill put some heat in again in spring but the pond wont be 23 - 24 c from the end of march till November again, can't afford it.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feline View Post
    Looking good, and a nice body shape too! That's a very good growth rate.

    My Mukashi has gone from 12cm to 16cm in 5 weeks which I am very pleased with. I'm now faced with the problem of not being able to move her into the pond because there's too much temperature difference and I can't cool the aquarium any lower than the living room which is at 22C most of the time. I suggested to Simon we turned the heating off and wore lots of jumpers for a couple of weeks but he was not impressed

    Lol well I think that’s very unreasonable of Simon Maybe an indoor vat or bigger aquarium is needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    ha ha i asked Mike when i picked it up, how big would you expect it to be at the end of next year if all goes well, i figured about 65 cm, he said nah 70 cm or over.
    We will see, dont want to make excuses but ive had to cut back on my heating, ill put some heat in again in spring but the pond wont be 23 - 24 c from the end of march till November again, can't afford it.!


    I was thinking the same David I would be happy with mid 60 but over the moon if I managed 70.
    I won’t be feeding a lot until the koi have spawned end of May/beginning of June I will then up the temp and feed through to December.

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