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...Read More
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This morning saw an early start to complete the selection and removal of the Yamaguchi Showa fry from the mud pond to bring them all inside to the breeding facility. As detailed yesterday – http://nishikigoi.life/2018/06/10/a-week-of-selection-at-purdin-koi-farm/ – 1097 had already been brought in. The video below shows a selection of the additional fry today. The pictures below show a couple that caught my eye whilst coming in today. The 2 above also appear in this first shot below. Paid banner advert - put your ad here for just £50 per month These 4 came in in the second netting of the...Read More
This week, as will the next few weeks, has been dominated by fry selections with selection being done of the Yamaguchi Showa, Rikidozan Kohaku, Grace Jr. Kohaku and Ueno Showa. The week started with further selection being made of the Yamaguchi Showa fry which featured on last weeks video which you can see here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcJuUKCz6xk. In the video you can see the Yamaguchi Showa fry being brought inside to a holding net in one of the concrete ponds of the breeding facility. Monday’s netting realised an additional 264 fry making a total of 1097 now residing in the relative...Read More
There has been lots going on at Purdin Koi Farm since my return on 23rd May. First off there was the ‘short’ trip up to the Greater Louisville Koi and Goldfish Show. The show had a really good atmosphere with hobbyists travelling from all over the USA to visit. Our journey of around 11 hours was very typical of the sort of journey made by many. On return to the farm, since Tuesday the focus has been on selection of fry from this years spawning. I covered the main 2 spawning nights here – http://nishikigoi.life/2018/04/22/purdin-koi-farm-a-new-season-about-to-begin/ and here – http://nishikigoi.life/2018/05/07/purdin-koi-farm-second-round-of-spawning/. A final...Read More
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