As soon as they were put into the breeding tank with the mop they started laying eggs. The fry are HUGE, compared to our other lionhead fry. We can't wait for them to grow up.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The first koi to spawn in 2015 were our Kohaku. Two years ago we purchased a nisai kohaku from Maruju with the intentions of breeder her. Although she looks thin, she was able to hold a lot of eggs. We now have a large hatch. The males we used was a gosai from breeder Matsunosuke. The second male was a sansai from Yagenji and the third male was a yonsai bred here at Ushijima Nishikigoi.
Little Kohakus clinging to the wall.
A few days later our showa bred. The female (1st from the left) is from breeder Igarashi. The males (2nd 3rd and 4th from the left) came from Isa and 2 from Maruju.
Not to be left out our Chocolate Oranda bred and dropped their eggs before we could put them in the breeding tank. The Fry hatched today.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Here is a video of some of the koi we saw. Towards the end of the video at 9:54 there are a few exhibits that show 4 and 5 year old koi and how huge they are. Believe it or not.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The next two picutres are our purchases from Yagenji. Last year the Kohaku that get go really grew and the color got better. This year we got two shiro utsuri, ai goromo, gin rin showa, and Kohaku.
Probably the most sought after bloodline for sanke in Japan is the Matsunosuke Sanke. It was too tough to decide on one so we got all three.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sunday, November 17, 2013
A HUGE sansai Kohaku from Breeder Matsunosuke. (the bucket was about 100 gal!)
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