Today, I would like to introduce Showa, 65cm, 3sai. Look at this body. What a well-muscled body she has ! The Shiroji hasn’t been white yet but we still can find a high quality Beni and Sumi. When Shiroji becomes white, it will be a wonderful one. Dignified atmosphere, deep-bodied and well-muscled body. . . I hope you can see these great features in the movie. . . .
This is our vaunty 4,000m2 mud pond. Things are going well with the mud pond this year but with this long dry spell, water temperature went too high thus the color of the water has been dark green. Because Showa tend to have weak Sumi in this kind of dark green water, I was worried until I see them. But to my surprise, they had a good color and luster as well as good body confirmation when I picked them out of the pond. We still have another 100pcs of 3sai in the mud pond. I hope next ones will do a good job as well.
Finally, harvest season has come. The 1st harvest of 2012 is 3sai. Due to the heavy drought, we couldn’t feed them for a while but luckily, all of them are in good condition. Today, I would like to introduce 3sai Showa, 65cm. Very high quality Beni is outstanding and Sumi is in process of development. I wished that the water temperature would have been lower but still I just absolutely adore this non-completion stage. This is not just one high quality koi we have. We will have more and more everyday. So please come back to be kept posted!
I went to Belgium for an opening ceremony of The Koi Farm ND the other day.
It was my first time to Europe and was also a stimulating one.
First of all, keeping was very good. Koi fish which have been sent out from our company farm last year made an outstanding performance at the European show after they had been kept perfectly.
Kuchibeni-kohaku in a movie is a Belgian champion and Hachiware-showa which is shown before Kuchibeni-kohaku won the European division Champion. These are all thanks to Niko-san from The Koi Farm ND. Also I thank everybody who came to the ceremony let alone people from Belgium and Dutch.
Tosai Harvest of this year has finished finally. A great drought had been considered but our fry pond with plenty of water is very good against the water shortage.
We had 30~40% more fry than usual years and were able to put them in the concrete pond that is for passing the winter.
The size is about 23cm~25cm, not bad. All we have to worry now is Sleeping Disease -a sickness that Koi at the bottom of a pond become upside down and swim or stay still-. If they are not taken care of well after they have it, they will end up dying~ but Koi fry of this year do not sleep. We just cannot make a mistake about them.