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    Cuttlebrook Showa progress

    I bowled up 'Sheba' this afternoon to see how she was growing and attempt to get a decent pic for Mark and Lisa.
    Our koi photography skills leave a lot to be desired! On no pic was she perfectly straight with her pec fins out and flat so the 2 on the right are the best I managed

    I am very pleased with how this fish is growing though. She is from a July 2016 spawning and I've had her just over a year. She is currently carrying a few eggs but she will soon be going through a period without food so that should fix that.

    Sheba 17-18 growth by Lara Day, on Flickr


    Last edited by Feline; 16-10-2018 at 01:51 AM. Reason: date wrong

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    OOoof... She's a looker!!

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    Very nice looking Showa.

    Should the text on the right say "Oct 2018" or have I missed something?

    Impressive how she's hardly changed colour-wise. I'm still quite new to Koi so don't know why some don't change, but half of mine bought between May and June are unrecognisable as being the same Koi through constant colour changes. Some for the better, others not so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Very nice looking Showa.

    Should the text on the right say "Oct 2018" or have I missed something?

    Impressive how she's hardly changed colour-wise. I'm still quite new to Koi so don't know why some don't change, but half of mine bought between May and June are unrecognisable as being the same Koi through constant colour changes. Some for the better, others not so.
    Yeah you’re right- should say 2018, I dont even know what year it is

    Its mostly genetics I think. In my pond a lot of koi with thin or weak beni will lose it. I have way too sunlight at the moment. I am planning a pergola for next spring though which will help,

    My cuttbrook shiro do not lose their sumi, whereas other fish I have had done. Weirdly the bloodline of the Cuttlebrook shiro is actually Omosako, yet my Omaosako shiro’s sumi has still not really developed after 2 years in the pond. There is a lot of luck involved if you buy fish as tosai or nisai.

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    Lovely Showa Lara,never been to Cuttlebrook one place i must go to.
    John

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    Awsome Cuttlebrook Showa progress think i remember commenting on how lovely this showa is when you first got it feline Cuttlebrook Showa progress doing really well and colours staying well too ay.

    Same as you john ive never been to cuttlebrook, its a hike from me but i must get there one day. Never heard anything but praise for them and seen plenty of good lovely koi from them so its defo on my card.


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