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The Koi Club of San Diego was having their 29th annual show this weekend, & we got to go see it today! Lots of gorgeous fish & interesting products. Here's my daughters inside the exhibit building (one is wearing a crocheted koi hat she bought there - you can see the eyes):

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Here is the Grand Champion fish:

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Look at this metallic gold butterfly!

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A group of young fish:

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I liked the blue eye & markings on this one:

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My favorite one (but not the best pic):

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Neat scale patterns & colors on these:

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Wow some nice koi there I have 2 koi and man are they tiny compared to these whoppers and they look so dull and poor quality compared to these beauties :( 

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Incredible!÷

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The San Diego Koi show is awesome! I went last year and that's where I got my Goofball :)

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Great pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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Lucky you! I'd love to go to a koi show. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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How exciting! Thanks for the pics! I would have loved to go to that show if it wasn't clear on the otherwise of the country.

It is amazing to see the quality of the koi that are brought to these shows. Pure awe. I am hoping to hit as many koi and goldfish shows I can in the future. I would recommend it to anyone who has a serious interest in goldfish and koi.

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Thanks for all of the comments! it was great seeing all of these fish in person :) Here's some more pics I took that I just uploaded:

 

The black ones with the red markings just seem to glow:

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This pic looks sort of like a fish family (I am imagining a sort of aquatic version of "Goldilocks & the Three Bears (Koi)")!

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The long fins on the butterflies look so neat:

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Such minimal markings, & so elegant:

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More metallic ones - you really had to be there to get the full effect:

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I liked the gold & speckles on this one:

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There were a number of this kind - wonderful colors!

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Seriously Awesome! :thumb:

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They're gorgeous! Makes me wish I was still down in driving distance, we have nothing like that up here.

The bodies on most of those fish are fantastic!

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This pic looks sort of like a fish family (I am imagining a sort of aquatic version of "Goldilocks & the Three Bears (Koi)")!

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Baby Koi is JUST RIGHT.

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WOW! They look so gorgeous and how pretty is that gold one, amazing! I like the red and black too :thumbup2:

Id really love to go to a fancy goldfish or koi show. I'm not sure there are many that happen here in Victoria Australia? Maybe I should look into that...

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Wow they are all so beautiful! I love koi but can't have them here

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Awesome!

I have one almost exactly lile that red and black one in my pond. Although mine is a little more orange and black.

I like that metallic gold one in your first post. Beautiful.

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I love Koi and goldfish shows.... Nice koi :)

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Thanks for moving the topic, Koko - I'd looked around & only seen the "Upcoming Shows" heading, didn't realize there was an actual spot for pics at the shows!

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Thanks for moving the topic, Koko - I'd looked around & only seen the "Upcoming Shows" heading, didn't realize there was an actual spot for pics at the shows!

No problem hun... I may be re doing some forums soon :)

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Wow, thanks for sharing the pictures.  I've never been to a show, but if I ever hear of one near me, I will be sure to go!

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Wowzers! Those koi are dynamite :wub: I really like the metallic ones :nana

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! :)

Btw, your daughters new hat is fabulous :rockon I see a new kokonut in the making :Jig:

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