Koi Auction in China

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Today, I’m visiting Kaiyou Nishikigoi in Guangzhou, China.
As you can see the title written on this flag, we are holding an event, Kaiyou 2010 Nishikigoi auction.
I’m delighted that more people came to this event than I expected, even though it’s raining. I have nothing but best wishes for this event.


Dainichi bloodline kick ass !

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Today, we are going to stock the mud pond with our high class nisaidate.
They are Showa that have expanded to about 35 cm to 40 cm long.
They inherit the genes from the children of Tepodon and Kuro.
We are going to release about 60 Koi in this pond.
Mitsunori: We are all hoping these koi will be large, aren’t we, Hidemasa-kun?
Hidemasa: Evidently. It is possible to expand their size by Mitsunori’s skill.
Mitsunori: Hahaha.
Hidemasa: I can’t wait to see them growing up.
Mitsunori: Please eat a lot of food and get larger.
Please look forward to seeing them in this autumn.


Ake 2sai releasing into mud pond

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We are going to stock koi in this pond.
Now the Mitsunori’s best choices are captured with the net and put into the pond.
Grow bigger!
They are all potential tosai of Isa Koi Farm.
Hidemasa: How big will these koi be in this coming autumn?
Mitsunori: I hope they will become 60 cm long. Supposedly, the average length is expected to be 55cm.
Hidemasa: Let’s hope for the best.
Like this, we usually release koi in such an unstable position for the bird net.


Ake 3sai releasing into mud pond, 4,000m2

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We came here to release these koi today.
This pond sizes 4,744yd2. Koi are pleasantly swimming in the pond.
Hidemasa: Mitsunori-kun, how do you think these koi will be?
Mitsunori: Well, we put 60 koi in the pond, its number is less than last year. I think they will be developed in this coming autumn. Please wait for them with great expectations.
I’m sorry that you can’t see koi in the cloudy water. Oh,  over there.
Hidemasa: Speaking of which, it’s still been cold in Niigata, but do you think koi in mud ponds can handle it?
Mitsunori: it’s too cold!
Hidemasa: Right.
Mitsunori: I can’t believe I’m still wearing a knitted cap and a down jacket in the middle of May.
Hidemasa: (Laughing)
Mitsunori: I just can’t help it. It’s abnormal weather.
Hidemasa: Mitsunori-kun, however, has a good skill of keeping Nishikigoi so it will be ok.


3sai is released into mud pond

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Today, we are going to stock this pond with sansai tategoi.
Kohaku that are raised in this mud pond often turn out to be beautiful.
Although we don’t have many Kohaku, we release more potential Kohaku than usual in this pond.
The bigger pond sizes about 2,965yd2. We will release 35 koi.
We hope that these koi will eat a lot during this coming autumn and grow larger.


Prevention from bird damage

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Today, Hidemasa Hirasawa-kun gets a hustle on hitting poles.
This is nisai pond. Like this, we put bird nettings over our ponds to protect koi.
We will set up 150 poles today.
Mistunori: Don’t we finish half way now, Hidemasa-kun?
Hidemasa: I think so. It’s a piece of cake.
Mistunori: I can see you sweating. Good for you!
Hidemasa: Yeah, it’s a good exercise, isn’t it!
This pond sizes about 3,202yd2.
We’ll stock this pond with nisai tategoi soon.


New fry ponds are added

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We’ll build a new pond for young koi here in this year.
It’s a rice field now.
We rent this place and will start digging a koi pond.
It’s been bad weather during this spring, so the previous construction hasn’t done yet.
Later on, the constructors will undertake turning the rice field into a koi pond.
We’ll get back to you with its update.


New fry ponds are under construction

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As you can find, we are building new fry pond. The size of land is around 3,500m2. This land is very good because it has adequate water and it seems that soil quality is very rich. This area can produce very good Showa, so I’m very much excited.


How to make Jumbo Tosai Vol. 3

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These are Tosai which were checked gender 50days ago.
We released 35pcs into 8t pond. We feed them 5 times in a day and supply koi food which is around 1.5% of koi weight. We try to grow them bigger while sunshine become stronger from March to May because we don’t have much sun light during winter. The final size will be different but in our case, it will be around 30 to 40cm.