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    First two additions to the pond..Plus 2 more

    Picked up these two Koi on January 12th 2020 which were the first two for the pond

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    Firstly this 18cm Beni Kikokuryu

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    And then this Chagoi at 19cm


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    Beautiful mate. Love chags gotta be one of my fraves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Beautiful mate. Love chags gotta be one of my fraves
    That was the choice of the other half! I do like the chagoi as well though lovely friendly fish, she already comes up to say hello and takes food from my hand if she's close and in the upper layers. Beni sits deeper although its hardly surprising considering the time of year and the sun doesn't get high enough to hit the water anywhere either as I found out today

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    Same here chags are my favourite fish.
    Got a doitsu chagoi as well. Love that to

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    Lovely additions, hope they settle in well First two additions to the pond


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    1630 Gallon raised pond
    4" 'Avenue' bottom drain
    Estro sieve
    Econobead EB60 bead filter
    Sequence 18000 pump, 6000 pump on skimmer line
    Elecro 2kW in-line heater
    Evolution Aqua 70 air pump
    Standard wall skimmer
    Hozelock Vorton 55watt UV
    and some nice koi

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    You can't beat a good karshigoi or chagoi

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    So after spending the morning lifting some newly laid tiles (whole other story ) I finished by 3 and thought I deserved a trip to koi logic to get some sinking food and a net and left with a 24cm Goshiki with lipstick on and a 20cm Gin Aka Matsuba (I think)
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    I love my fish mate but wouldnt go full mouth and tongue like haha

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    love the goshiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    I love my fish mate but wouldnt go full mouth and tongue like haha
    What happens at the pond stays at the pond I didn't realise the lip was a thing but James in Koi logic said its a desirable trait as well as the solid red head. I just loved the look of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    What happens at the pond stays at the pond I didn't realise the lip was a thing but James in Koi logic said its a desirable trait as well as the solid red head. I just loved the look of it!
    The red head is what stands out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    The red head is what stands out for me.

    Yes I think Goshiki are my favourite variety for exactly that, I love how the colour looks like someone has got some thick red paint and coloured patches in on the fish, and how the silver/black undertones in the scales make it look almost 3D on the fish if that make sense! The next planned addition is a Asagi I would imagine in spring but who knows what will take my eye in the mean time!

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    some lovely fish there mate, exciting times..... we only have 8 ourselves so looking forward to March when we get our pre chosen Asagi and a Chagoi to add to our collection, we have a lovely Doitsu Karashigoi who is really friendly and a favourite of all the family.

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