On the 11th June I posted about the completion of mud pond selections of the Yamaguchi Showa at Purdin Koi Farm – http://nishikigoi.life/2018/06/11/purdin-koi-farm-yamaguchi-showa-mud-pond-selection-completed/.
Quite where the interim 2 weeks or so have gone I have no idea, time simply flies by, the days all seem to roll into one.
Having been inside for 2 weeks, and treated with malachite and formalin, followed by potassium permanganate, to ensure they are taking nothing with them, it was time for the selection to be made for those that would go into one of the 90,000 gallon grow out ponds for the next 4 months or so.
Each 90,000 gallon pond will take a maximum of 300 Koi, a total of 600. With 1000’s of fry already inside, and the 10s of thousands of fry from 4 spawning still outside, it wasn’t going to be easy for a Koi from the Yamaguchi spawning, and indeed the Grace Jr Kohaku spawning which was selected through yesterday as well, to make it to the grow out.
You can see more of the selection in the video here –
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My previous post of the Yamaguchi Showa coming in 2 weeks earlier highlighted 9 young Showa which I’d quickly picked out at the time.
I’m pleased that at least 5 of them have made it out to the 90,000 gallon grow out enabling us to follow their progress, although we won’t see them properly until November.
In addition we picked up a couple more that I liked the look of to follow.
What of the other 4 from my first post? At the moment I cannot be sure. Another 100 or so remain in a concrete pond to be grown a little longer, all are photographed, I just haven’t had the chance to match them all up yet.