Yoichi Taniguchi and Zak Schmidt personally selected a limited number of high quality Gosanke to participate in an exclusive grow-out event held at Taniguchi Koi Farm in Hiroshima, Japan.
These hand selected koi can be purchased and boarded with the breeder through the winter months in his warm greenhouses.
Currently these Tosai are too young to be accurately sexed. In April 2019 when the winter boarding period is over and the koi have grown… it will be possible to more accurately determine their sex. Many of the 2016 grow-out koi that started at 14cm in November grew to over 30cm by April and most of these Tosai turned out to be female! (Click here to see the results from 2016)
Koi determined to be female in April 2019 will be eligible to board in Taniguchi’s mud ponds for the summer growing season. An additional fee of $150.00 per koi will be charged in the Spring… right before the koi are released to the mud ponds. Koi that were released to the mud ponds last summer grew to 50cm and more!
The Taniguchi Grow-out presents an opportunity to acquire a high quality koi at a fraction of the cost of a Jumbo Tosai or a Nisai. For those of us who live in colder climates, this is a great way to enjoy koi during the winter… while getting a jump on the coming spring season.
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