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    The UK's Top Koi Keepers Secrets?

    Considering everyman and his dog has a youtube koi channel...
    and happily share all their trials and tribulations.
    there seems to be a severe lack of any content by the guys who regularly win at UK koi shows, and are arguably the top UK koi keepers..

    at most they might let someone video a few of thier stunning 90cm+ fish,
    but there is a distinct lack of detail of how they actually achieve these stunning results.
    I'm not talking about every single aspect of what they do to prepare koi for shows,
    but some of the basics of how they keep koi... quarantine, health, temperature, food ect..

    but you can occasionally glean a few things...

    like a video in January 2020 where the Jenkins pond is still at 18C....
    and having pure welsh mountain spring water coming out of the tap might be a bonus



    or a post on FB recently that he is currently at 24C and still increasing the amount of food, and will keep it at 24C until the end of December...





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    We don't need it, we have Naoki on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    Considering everyman and his dog has a youtube koi channel...
    and happily share all their trials and tribulations.

    but you can occasionally glean a few things...
    ...and that is the trouble with YouTube. You only really need to follow a couple koi YouTubers, cos they all just echo each other endlessly.

    I stick with Wrighty as he does lots of DIY builds, quality Nishikigoi and the Koi partner (despite his new American friend proporting to be an expert whilst not understanding gravity fed whatsoever). Everything else is incredibly repetitive after a while.
    Oh and Lee Hadfield pond builds, I like him, seems genuine and a very capable chap. I couldn't spend what he does though. Vomit inducing the gear he gets through, and then starting again immediately.

    However, Koi wholesale / Koi talk discusses the exact type of thing you mention, but mainly focussed on growth / condition.

    "but some of the basics of how they keep koi... quarantine, health, temperature, food ect"
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    I think Koi Wholesale videos are great and also doing a great job at getting sales because they are selling the fish before the dealer either gets them with the content they offer. The emphasis on social media is crucial I think and these days gets the sales more than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    We don't need it, we have Naoki on here
    If you mean by that person.
    I am curious about the afterword of how this KOHAKU has achieved further physique since then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alburglar View Post
    ...and that is the trouble with YouTube. You only really need to follow a couple koi YouTubers, cos they all just echo each other endlessly.

    I stick with Wrighty as he does lots of DIY builds, quality Nishikigoi and the Koi partner (despite his new American friend proporting to be an expert whilst not understanding gravity fed whatsoever). Everything else is incredibly repetitive after a while.
    Oh and Lee Hadfield pond builds, I like him, seems genuine and a very capable chap. I couldn't spend what he does though. Vomit inducing the gear he gets through, and then starting again immediately.

    However, Koi wholesale / Koi talk discusses the exact type of thing you mention, but mainly focussed on growth / condition.

    "but some of the basics of how they keep koi... quarantine, health, temperature, food ect"
    i like that there are loads of people vlogging on youtube, nearly everyone has at least a couple of videos that are helpful or just entertaining.
    i probably have hundreds in my subscribed list too, so i can see when they make a new video.

    but i don't like a lot of the blogging videos to be honest, where they are just chatting and do the same every week.
    much prefer when they are doing something or showing how they do something with thier pond.

    and i follow the koi talk and koi wholesale channels,
    they have challenged quite a few preconceptions about koi keeping.
    and have interesting topics, plus i really enjoy the Q&A's they do...

    They do focus on the commercial side of things a bit too much for my taste, but that is obviously thier passion.
    though i don't think that always translates so well into a hobbiests pond setting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I think Koi Wholesale videos are great and also doing a great job at getting sales because they are selling the fish before the dealer either gets them with the content they offer. The emphasis on social media is crucial I think and these days gets the sales more than anything.
    got to agree with that...
    the best of the new imports are sold via social media before they even hit the websites...
    or you get to see exactly what is going to land, and when, so you get first pick...

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    Don’t get me started on social media .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    Don’t get me started on social media .
    fact of life now mate
    i'd do away with it if i could, but it's the way everyone seems to be going....

    facebook and the like are the ones i don't get...i can never find info on what i want...forums are far better
    on facebook all you see is the same questions repeated day after day after day...
    "Yo! my fish is sick, help..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    fact of life now mate
    i'd do away with it if i could, but it's the way everyone seems to be going....

    facebook and the like are the ones i don't get...i can never find info on what i want...forums are far better
    on facebook all you see is the same questions repeated day after day after day...
    "Yo! my fish is sick, help..."
    Ive no interest in what Karen or her wokey sodding offspring are up to. I just don’t get it, if it’s not koi cars or footie what’s the point. Shame when most koi keepers are old farts, that the dealers all assume old farts love social media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    Ive no interest in what Karen or her wokey sodding offspring are up to. I just don’t get it, if it’s not koi cars or footie what’s the point. Shame when most koi keepers are old farts, that the dealers all assume old farts love social media.

    I'm 33 & AJM is 32, we must be the youngest koi keepers in the country haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    I'm 33 & AJM is 32, we must be the youngest koi keepers in the country haha
    Just the babies of the forum lol

    Was young crazychris on here aswell but he wrapped in for fancy goldfish lol .

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    Remember him Aj.
    Wonder who is the oldest on here,I am 71
    Got to be someone older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Remember him Aj.
    Wonder who is the oldest on here,I am 71
    Got to be someone older.
    I believe he is now a YouTube er for fancy goldfish own channel with merchandise to buy ect .

    71 is still younge bet you have a bottle Whisky some where that's older lol

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    https://youtube.com/@FancyGoldfishFanatics

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    Age is just a number Johnathan dont really feel it.

    Dont usually have whisky long enough to age it.
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    Another 71 here - 72 in January, thought that was about average round these parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiOgon View Post
    Another 71 here - 72 in January, thought that was about average round these parts
    Beat me mate 72 in June
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Beat me mate 72 in June
    I started keeping koi 4 years ago and still a novice learning a lot from all of you. i will be 76 in five days time

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterDunn View Post
    I started keeping koi 4 years ago and still a novice learning a lot from all of you. i will be 76 in five days time
    Happy birthday for then matey

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