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My Two Tamasabas

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Pics of when they first arrived in the mail:184F4883-CBB3-4938-885A-131738DCC8CC.thumb.jpeg.af275b9db4e4a088c1c478e25a118e3c.jpeg8AB3BD4D-B145-4D8D-AFA0-88A1FEB88B1E.thumb.jpeg.fa310018e138ebeb7bfbd22bb0781e8f.jpeg

Looking a little raggedy after shipment. Broken dorsal eventually heals up bent. I don’t mind it. It immediately started bullying the Hibuna as soon as it was dropped in. Thankfully, it has more or less stopped.6D963D98-AC4B-498C-9BD8-8E4E0AFA07AB.thumb.jpeg.1b165d1c7360ad43fc1cf5da48e00a2d.jpegThe other one came out of the bag in perfect condition.21EDCD0E-47D3-4A91-9909-DF088C1B73FD.thumb.jpeg.9a6a5d46e76cb89872b7f18bc2a5d998.jpeg

And now after about a month:

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2B7D2624-3FF7-476A-9838-DEF6EB98697B.thumb.jpeg.1f47b2948fbb1fefe41fbeac3d24fc3a.jpegMeet the school bully:B494876E-A1DC-4C00-943C-F9DEF0AABA98.thumb.jpeg.0668e3702482b7e830e66c2385916ab3.jpeg

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Beautiful!  Did you have them imported from Japan or is someone breeding them in the US?

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Thanks! No they’re from Japan, specifically from Kaneko Koi Farm. These were imported by Genkikoi, a koi importer based in CA.

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Beautiful Goldfish!!!

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I love Ryukins. My favorite variety. I do think long tails on them look odd, but I love the shape of these. Lovely fish. 

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Wow they are stunning! I love them

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4 hours ago, scarface said:

Thanks! No they’re from Japan, specifically from Kaneko Koi Farm. These were imported by Genkikoi, a koi importer based in CA.

WOW that is so cool. I would love some day a fish from Japan :) 

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Thanks. I like these guys a lot.

Honestly, I was not a particular fan of high backs until I got them. I really wanted the Sabaos, but being even less popular, I felt I would have to wait a very long time to find a place of purchase. The Tamasabas gradually started appealing to me more and more.

They're definitely a lot more conservative looking than Ryukins and generally less expensive. Red and white is pretty much the only pattern I'm aware of. Besides the single tail, the caudal peduncle is also straight, not pinched down, which I assume only makes them better swimmers.

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I've seen Tamasaba in all white as well, but they're usually red and white. They do swim better than Ryukins, but the waddle of a Ryukin is part of why I love them. These are pretty good quality. Pretty nice humps and nice pointed faces. 

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16 minutes ago, mjfromga said:

I've seen Tamasaba in all white as well, but they're usually red and white. They do swim better than Ryukins, but the waddle of a Ryukin is part of why I love them. These are pretty good quality. Pretty nice humps and nice pointed faces. 

I would love to add a red and white Ryukin someday. I think it would look nice with the two Tamasabas. 

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I have baby red and white Ryukins. I really love them. My favorites are calicos... And I had several but lost them all to a Costia attack. Here's the largest one. I think Ryukins are the best ever. 

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Hibuna Sandwich. The three are actually sharing an algae wafer.4645F031-D715-4D54-B4E2-9225E1E61739.thumb.jpeg.12d58fd195b98d059c385e96fdb9a22f.jpegThe really short body makes these fish look like floating heads when the lights are off. They almost look painted to.50FCD35A-A2C1-4CC4-863B-423C10D4D1DA.thumb.jpeg.9c71fc582a3224d6fc5a1052667448a3.jpegTop viewCC75C3D7-6A14-42E6-97A7-A26D396D6820.thumb.jpeg.e029b5d062e55d33ab7226388ff1cd4e.jpeg439F8AA0-5892-4E34-A19B-ECD701021B8A.thumb.jpeg.6ac696acd9b13a02161c6df2d0764040.jpegClear shot of my Hibuna. I actually purchased it as spur of the moment. Color is not the most vivid, but body comformation seemed pretty good for its size compared to many of its peers. I prefer proportionality to color, at least for non fancy varieties.9B423645-2434-4DF4-921B-88C01FAC02BA.thumb.jpeg.974e14ddfd704606808fe7ce30a5d9fd.jpeg

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11 hours ago, scarface said:

Hibuna Sandwich

I first read this and thought you said habanero sandwich :rofl

 

I really love there colors so bright :)

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8 hours ago, koko said:

I first read this and thought you said habanero sandwich :rofl

 

I really love there colors so bright :)

Your suppose to be wearing your glasses Koko????  :pp

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