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  1. #21
    think its near luton

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    just thought id add to this thread.

    Had to catch a soragoi up to treat 2 raised scales, that had been banged somehow.

    I put the fish in my pond at the end of the season last year at about 27 cm, water temps were about 14 c all winter with some feeding, but heavily reduced, I raised water temps through April up to 23 c by the time may came, slowly upping the feed through summer, raised water temps to 24 c around august, and then started feeding really heavy, which is where I still am now.

    The fish is a male, greediest darn fish ive ever known, which is something considering ive got a pond full of chags and karashigoi's, anyway I knew it had grown a serious amount just from the eyeball, but I measured it seeing as it was being caught up anyway.....63 cm , with about 5 or 6 weeks growing season left, its going to be 65 cm plus, up from 27 cm after one growing season. Guess that might be normal for some of you more experienced folk, but im absolutely made up with that.
    Ive regular had good growth i think, but I didnt expect that.

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  5. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    just thought id add to this thread.

    Had to catch a soragoi up to treat 2 raised scales, that had been banged somehow.

    I put the fish in my pond at the end of the season last year at about 27 cm, water temps were about 14 c all winter with some feeding, but heavily reduced, I raised water temps through April up to 23 c by the time may came, slowly upping the feed through summer, raised water temps to 24 c around august, and then started feeding really heavy, which is where I still am now.

    The fish is a male, greediest darn fish ive ever known, which is something considering ive got a pond full of chags and karashigoi's, anyway I knew it had grown a serious amount just from the eyeball, but I measured it seeing as it was being caught up anyway.....63 cm , with about 5 or 6 weeks growing season left, its going to be 65 cm plus, up from 27 cm after one growing season. Guess that might be normal for some of you more experienced folk, but im absolutely made up with that.
    Ive regular had good growth i think, but I didnt expect that.

    That is really good growth rates especially for a male, I bought a Hirasawa Chagoi from Ken at koi collection back in the spring last year, it was similar size to yours, and is now 60cm its also turned out to be female which was a double bonus, most koi its hard to see them growing, but chags are in a whole league of their own when it comes to growth rate! I'm hoping she will be 70+ this time next year, not a bad buy for £80

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  7. #24
    ive also got a female hirasawa chag about the same as yours but it was 35 quid ,lol, i got it very late last year from imajjin koi which is very local to me, it appeared to be one left nobody wanted, it was about bang on the same size as the soragoi, and they've grown up together, so to speak all year, the chags a bit shorter at 61 cm but has much more body. Im still really happy with that though, because a couple of months back I took it out to treat some scales it had banged in the feeding frenzy, and it was looking in a right sorry state, and I thought that was that for growth this year what with needing to heal and the stress of it all, it was 55 cm then, so it wasn't knocked back as much as i thought, and its 99% healed now.
    if im lucky might get another inch on it before I stop feeding for winter ...fingers crossed.

  8. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    ive also got a female hirasawa chag about the same as yours but it was 35 quid ,lol, i got it very late last year from imajjin koi which is very local to me, it appeared to be one left nobody wanted, it was about bang on the same size as the soragoi, and they've grown up together, so to speak all year, the chags a bit shorter at 61 cm but has much more body. Im still really happy with that though, because a couple of months back I took it out to treat some scales it had banged in the feeding frenzy, and it was looking in a right sorry state, and I thought that was that for growth this year what with needing to heal and the stress of it all, it was 55 cm then, so it wasn't knocked back as much as i thought, and its 99% healed now.
    if im lucky might get another inch on it before I stop feeding for winter ...fingers crossed.

    Did you find it has quite a hunch over its shoulders? mine seems huge, not sure if its a common thing with the breed of this koi

  9. #26
    do you mean the hump that starts behind the head on some fish ?....if so then, no, my hirasawa chags don't have it. I have 1 chag with a hump but its not hirasawa.

  10. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    do you mean the hump that starts behind the head on some fish ?....if so then, no, my hirasawa chags don't have it. I have 1 chag with a hump but its not hirasawa.

    Yep you got it, whats that hump about mate? none of my other koi have it! its huge too!

  11. #28
    I reckon they store fat in it so they can travel through the desert with out water for days on end ,lol.
    I do have a couple of fish with very pronounced humps.

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  13. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    I reckon they store fat in it so they can travel through the desert with out water for days on end ,lol.
    I do have a couple of fish with very pronounced humps.
    I told her what you said, and she's got the hump with me now 😂

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