My Doitsu Ochiba

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    Just wanted to share a pic of my newest koipond member!
     
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    nice !

    have always liked the doitsu varieties..
     
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    Thanx Trev. Yes I have a few Doitsu in my dam. Some Shusui and a very beatiful Yamato Nishiki. I also like doitsu a bit more than the other Koi
     
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    The colour distribution is very nice. Both Shusui and Yamato Nishiki are beautiful fish. Trompie do you show your fish?
     
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    Bought some doitcha from a dealer supposedly from japan, however some of them lost their colour over the years, but perhaps my water.

    Then this jumbo beaut doitcha was killed a couple of years back in the moonlight during the spawning, seems that the bigger they get the more vulnerable/prone they are to heart attack with over vigorous males. Was a teary sad day !

    Copy (3) of iphone load july 2012 067.jpg
     
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    Wow dude, do you own a lake?
     
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    lol, but some of the koi are having their 40th birthday shortly :)

    this koi was over 7Kgs, folk in Japan have grown them to over 11Kgs.

    heaviest carp caught in the wild 40Kgs !
     
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    Wow Trev massive Koi! Its sad that he passed!

    @AquaS - No I don't...not yet anyway, my koi are all relatively small. I only really started my Pond up last year..and everywhere I go I always look for small Koi with Potential. So I have a few from Israel and a few from Japan. I bought a very nice Kin Ki Utsuri also recently from the Japan import.
    the biggest Koi in my pond is a white Doitsu and he is only about 30cm now I guess.
    My first few Koi was actually all bought because my girlfriend wanted some and they were sommer locally bred koi. I was more interested in tanks at that stage....but now the Koi has grown on me to the point where I actually contemplated selling my tanks to fund a few more koi???
    My Koi are a lot happier to see me in the afternoon than any of my shrimp is...hehe
     
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    definitely a 'she'
     
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