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    New Cuttlebrook Showa

    So after getting a notification to say that Cuttlebrook were releasing more fish for sale a few weeks ago, I thought I'd have a quick look, just out of interest.

    Not that I was looking for more fish, I saw this Showa and just had to buy it.

    It's 29cm Tosai (although depending on what date you use for fry hatching probably just turned nisai) and not sure on the gender, but think they said it was a female.

    I understand that Cuttlebrook use ISA broodstock and this one ticked a lot of boxes for me. Loads of good Beni, no big blocks of Sumi (already have two like that) and some signs of underlying Sumi to come through on the head too, which I think would help complete this fish.

    Not bad for 220 delivered.



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    That's a little cracker mate, be interested to see how it develops.
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    Cheers.

    It looks like there is a block of Sumi that may come through on its back, as well as on the head, but I'll have to wait and see for now. I suppose that's part of the intrigue with Showa.





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    Lots to do with the Sumi there and will be a very interesting one to watch develop! Thats the fun with Showa and why I think they are such a great variety!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    Cheers.

    It looks like there is a block of Sumi that may come through on its back, as well as on the head, but I'll have to wait and see for now. I suppose that's part of the intrigue with Showa.





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    Totally agree.

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    it does look like there is a fair bit of sumi still to come through, especially the head.
    should make a really nice Hi Showa

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    Thanks. To be honest there's not much shiroji seen from the top.

    But when I pick fish I generally have half an eye on how they'll look side on, due to having a window.

    So on this one I'm hoping the sumi and Beni on the top coupled with the shiroji on the belly will look more balanced/effective than the fish does from the top.

    Well that's the theory at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    it does look like there is a fair bit of sumi still to come through, especially the head.
    should make a really nice Hi Showa
    Of course it will.

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