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    Post  anubisram on Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:24 am

    Kikusui - "water chrysanthemum" is basically a doitsu version of Hariwake but only when the pattern is red and platinum
    Appreciation of its pattern is the same as a kohaku and the colour must be solid and uniform
    Good lustre to the skin should be almost a mirror finish. Although hi on the pectoral fins is frowned upon within the kohaku appreciation, it is acceptable for a kikusui to display red fin joints (motoaka). There should be no spots or stains on the pattern.
    Things to watch for - black stains around the nose and pectoral fins can be a common problem. Also suffers from common defects of the metallics such as stumpy body and out of proportion fins.
    Such is the dazzling beauty of the kikusui flaws are often overlooked
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    Post  anubisram on Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:29 pm



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    Post  sheryl on Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:27 am

    This again is a fish i am starting to like the more i see them! I nearly was tempted a Easter to buy one for my pond! Smile
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    Post  gfrears1 on Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:17 am

    This is the one I bought from Gary's about 2 years ago.

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    Post  sheryl on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:35 am

    Thats very nice G! I never noticed it when we came to see your pond though?
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    Post  gfrears1 on Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:42 pm

    It dont look like that anymore Shez or that variety anymore. Due to the softness of my water sumi has been brought out and is now classed as a Yamatoshiniki


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    Post  sheryl on Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:49 pm

    What a difference there but still looks great
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    Post  valleykoi on Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:04 pm

    Amaazing differance.Still like it.


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