New Tanks

This is the new filtration on the first big round tank on the right as you come into the first polytunnel. We no longer have the trickle tower, large biological chamber and settlement chambers that we had before.{gallery}stories/blog/080807::::2:{/gallery}The tanks are all different sizes and make the best use of the space available.The wooden construction of these small tanks ...
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Kohaku Harvest

They are now around 4-5 inches long and were bred at the same time as the Sanke and Showa; in June 05. We had quite a few Tancho, which is always nice, although overall, as we also got some Kohaku in the Sanke and Showa spawnings, we could afford to be really strict on these and so didn't keep many to grow on.We selected them at the same time as the Sanke and so ran out of time...
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Cuttlebrook bred Koi wins Baby Champion at Winter Show 2014!

Congratulations to Ian Dunk, the proud owner of the East Midlands Koi Club Winter Show 2014 "Baby Champion" which was bred by us here at Cuttlebrook Koi Farm.  Only a few months earlier it had been swimming around in one of our sales tanks. Not only did Ian's Shiro Utsuri win "Baby Champion" (that includes "Best Utsurimono in size 2" and Best overall Koi of any variety in size ...
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Still Busy

Special Shiro
Mark has been busy pollarding willows, cutting back trees and working on the drawings for our new house. He's also managed to fit in a quick trip to Chicago for his nephew's christening!We've taken a few fish pics over the last few days too. Here are a couple of my favourites.At this age it's still difficult to tell the sex with some fish, the Shiro above didn't feel like a boy...
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Shusui Ochiba and Ginrin Chagoi

We got a good number of well defined Ochiba though which is great and a phenomenal amount of Ginrin Chagoi. We tend to keep the honey coloured ones (like the example of a chagoi in Koi Kichi) as there are just some many of the darker ones that there is just no fun in producing them.We didn't keep any plain chagoi this year either (apart from 50 enormous ones; just to see how bi...
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Koi Quest Day

There will be lots of fish available that we have been growing on over the winter for everyone to look at and choose from and as usual we will be holding some fun competitions for you all to have a go at.It might seem like a long way away at the moment but make sure that you put the date in your diary and come along - you'll have a great time. If you want to join us then please...
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