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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:32 pm

    Well, I have just spent half an hour hanging out of the conservatory window to take some photos for ya. Hope you like them.

    (Please excuse the blanket weed as i havent treated it yet. Getting done very soon!)

    As i mentioned earlier, there's a few good ones but mainly just pond filling mottley bunch for my enjoyment.

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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:44 pm

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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:51 pm

    Last ones!! lol

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    Post  anubisram on Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:13 pm

    nice pics Dee - water nice and clear and your fish appear happy enough
    What size is your pond?


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    Post  chr1ssy on Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:32 pm

    Very nice Dee the mottley crew certainly look well and the water looks good too. They are loved and cared for and your pride and joys and thats what counts.

    Well done with the photos and thank you for sharing them with us.


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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:55 pm

    Mmmm Size hey? Well, previous owner reckons 3 n half thousand gallons.

    It is quite a good size as the deep end is nearly 6 foot. Not a practical shape for competetive Koi keeping though but i do think the fish enjoy exploring around through the different depths, round the island and under the waterfall etc. I've got block built filters hidden behind the foliage and plenty of air going in so have good water quality. Just need to get rid of all the damm blanketweed and fix a crack in the concrete lining of the pond and then am all set for a nice summer sitting watching my fishies at every chance i get!, lol

    Here's a video link i done tonight too:-


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    Post  sheryl on Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:31 pm

    As I promised Dee I came on to have a look! There looking good now nice to see them swimming about last time I seen it it was covered in snow! Laughing
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    Post  Guest on Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:16 am

    Thanks Sheryl.

    Yes they may be a mixed bunch but i love wathcing them. i've really missed them over the winter!! lol

    The thing i want to know is........................ Can the experts pick out which ones were expensive good quality fish and which ones are just mutts? lol!

    I throw down the challenge. Anyone with a trained 'eye' for a good fish wanna give it a go?

    Clue:- I bought 2 Japanese ones, some English and some i think were malaysian and some i got from the prev owner and have no idea where they are from. Also please ignore the 4 or 5 goldfish and 1 shubunkin that also inhabit my pond!!
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    Post  chr1ssy on Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:59 am

    Lol now you are putting us on the spot. There is a Goshiki in their so will opt for that being Japanese, cant tell with any of the others from the pictures.


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    Post  valleykoi on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:04 pm

    Ah...I agree on the Goshiki...maybe a platina ogon


    I will have another look


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    Post  chr1ssy on Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:26 pm

    You maybe right Peter I spotted the Platinum Ogon/Purachina briefly.

    So Dee are we right Lol


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    Post  anubisram on Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:42 pm

    here are my guesses j = jap e = eng

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    Post  sheryl on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:04 pm

    Very clever Rich!! Still shot I like it lol!
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    Post  anubisram on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:10 pm

    probably wrong though lol


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    Post  valleykoi on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:36 pm

    Richard how did you do that??

    1 Not sure about...kikusui...Richard should know,he is an expert on these.

    Good game!


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    Post  Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:41 am

    you've Got 1 correct. You have correctly recognised ONE of the Japanese ones!! lol

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    Post  Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:51 am

    sheryl wrote:Very clever Rich!! Still shot I like it lol!

    I think he just used my top photo and marked onto it, still clever tho. Now I need to work out how to mark on the photo myself. When i decide to put them out of their misery that is!! lmao

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    Post  chr1ssy on Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:09 am

    Sorry Dee I can not see any others that would instantly
    say Japanese, you have a nice little Shiro which could be Japanese or English.

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    Post  Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:53 am

    Think the Shiro type was probably from english breeders as it was purchased from a small aquatics shop and can't imagine he would pay the money for Japanese. .

    The platinum ogon is English too.

    I will leave it to see if anyone else can spot the other Japanese, bought at the same time as the one you have correctly identified. (and not a million miles away from him either! )
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    Post  Guest on Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:45 am

    Well have ya all given up? LOL
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    Post  Guest on Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:14 am

    I reckon you have all given up so here is the answer.

    The following 2 are Japanese, bought by me as tiddlers. You got the Goshiki right but I can't remember the name of the other one, the light orange one.

    It is the type that doesnt look like it has scales, it is smoothe. Can someone help me out here please? I was told it would grow to be a lovely fish, and apart from some speckling it has come on really well and is really nice. i think it has a cute puppy dog face!! lol (yes i am cracking up!)

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