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The Pond Digger 01-30-2008 12:16 AM

Favorite Koi?
 
What is your favorite Koi fish variety and why?

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Lupin 01-30-2008 02:27 AM

Gold butterfly koi, Eric.:mrgreen: Those are quite elegant but I'll never be able to keep koi for awhile unless I get a bigger pond.:)

The Pond Digger 01-30-2008 01:00 PM

Favorite Koi
 
Showa has been my long time favorite along with Kumonryu. I am now infatuated with Shiro Utsuri.

These three fish all have something very similar in common. The SUMI (black) in the fish can change drastically over the course of three to five years as the koi reaches maturity. 8)

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The-Wolf 01-31-2008 02:18 AM

don't have a fav koi but I'm amazed at the effects of adding an ochiba chagoi to a group has.
for those that don't know, it is believed they release a hormone that calms the other koi down. weather this is true or not the effect does happen

Micvince 04-03-2008 02:07 AM

My favorite among all varieties of kois is the kuhako and Showa!

Kuhako is due to its magnificient combination of red and white pattern.
It adds life to your koi pond, it blends well with the landscaping where
bonsai and plants are at its best:)
Check out the 5 step kuhako during the handfeeding:)

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...Picture013.jpg

Showa is definitely one of my fav! especially when the sumi (black) color
come across its face... We call it the Mask!

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...icdo/showa.jpg

finsNfur 05-04-2008 02:46 PM

How beautiful!

I am a big fan of the butterfly koi with the long, flowing fins.

Age of Aquariums 05-05-2008 07:00 PM

Showa Koi. I like them because they always have interesting 'patterns' and colors. :D

Skibur 06-30-2008 04:19 PM

Asagis are always the best :o

MRQuad 07-17-2008 10:11 AM

i like the butterfly koi.. cause of their high fins.. it looks nice on the top view..


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