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    Pre winter checks

    I decided to do some Pre winter checks on the pond today, scraped all 4 fish that I have to make sure they was clean going into winter which thankfully they was. When we had all the rain a couple of weeks back I noticed 2 of them at different times sat on the bottom in the corner so I have kept an eye on them since and not seen any unusual behaviour. I assumed at the time it was probably the discomfort of all the rain filling the pond possible effecting the PH & temp. I also measured them and checked them over for any thing but was happy to see they are all looking fine and have mostly grown a bit which although not as much as I might have expected with a good year, good enough considering the issues I have suffered like so many others this season.The Goshiki I purchased in May has grown 4cm to 48cm, the chagoi I got at 18cm is now a slither under 30cm, my mirror carp has grown 2cm to 57cm and my shusui has grown from 38cm to 42cm although that's as big as I last measured a few months back. Considering the Shusui is the only survivor of the issues that was effected by them including a big ulcer near its tail I am ecstatic that it has recovered well and is happy again. I just need to hurry up and make my mind up on whether to cover or not now! Enough blabbering, here's what we all want to see, a picture:
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    And today



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    Great development on that mate - who is the breeder?

    Goshiki are always a popular choice for my customers due to the exciting development potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Great development on that mate - who is the breeder?

    Goshiki are always a popular choice for my customers due to the exciting development potential.

    Cheers

    Gaz
    Hey Gaz, this one is from the Ogata koi farm. They are definitely in my top 3 of varieties of koi. I am tempted to add a gin rin goshiki in spring when I begin to add a few fish again. Maybe you'll be able to help me out when the time comes? The only down side to them is they don't get particularly big but there is always going to be a smallest fish in the pond!

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    That is a truly lovely fish. Wonderful development. You must be really chuffed with that Pre winter checks

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    More than happy to help when the time is right mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Hey Gaz, this one is from the Ogata koi farm. They are definitely in my top 3 of varieties of koi. I am tempted to add a gin rin goshiki in spring when I begin to add a few fish again. Maybe you'll be able to help me out when the time comes? The only down side to them is they don't get particularly big but there is always going to be a smallest fish in the pond!
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Eco’s, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I decided to do some Pre winter checks on the pond today, scraped all 4 fish that I have to make sure they was clean going into winter which thankfully they was. When we had all the rain a couple of weeks back I noticed 2 of them at different times sat on the bottom in the corner so I have kept an eye on them since and not seen any unusual behaviour. I assumed at the time it was probably the discomfort of all the rain filling the pond possible effecting the PH & temp. I also measured them and checked them over for any thing but was happy to see they are all looking fine and have mostly grown a bit which although not as much as I might have expected with a good year, good enough considering the issues I have suffered like so many others this season.The Goshiki I purchased in May has grown 4cm to 48cm, the chagoi I got at 18cm is now a slither under 30cm, my mirror carp has grown 2cm to 57cm and my shusui has grown from 38cm to 42cm although that's as big as I last measured a few months back. Considering the Shusui is the only survivor of the issues that was effected by them including a big ulcer near its tail I am ecstatic that it has recovered well and is happy again. I just need to hurry up and make my mind up on whether to cover or not now! Enough blabbering, here's what we all want to see, a picture:
    A75FC631-8C63-4D4C-BE3B-DCD98F959B0A.jpg
    When purchased
    EC02ED1F-9652-45A8-A4A9-6B71EE6C9BC2.jpg
    And today
    absolutely stunning, if only i could turn the calendar pages to spring like the good old school clock
    Human life is truly a short affair. It is better to live doing the things that you like Inazo Nitobe

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