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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series 3rd European Shinkokai Koi Show 2013

Vertigo – yes I can call her by first name now – swims all knowing, however also in full innocence around in the blue champions vat. The looks of this Kohaku are still sublimely. It is pleasent to meet her again after a year and I am happy to see that she’s doing so great, even while residing in a hobbyists pond. The charm is mainly based on the formidable body that looks from head to tail strong, but also streamlined and subtle. Especially the proportion between the size and form are completely correct.  Take a look at the video…

Regarding the skin quality she is not in show technical perfect state. The beni is not deep red as it should be on a show, but it actually looks very soft. It is in all honesty better to be called orange. On the other hand the pigmentation isn’t bad. It is thick, meaning that the colour is present in sufficient layers of the scales. The colour is not too fragile and, not unimportantly, very equal. Soon you will see a video-interview with the Japanese breeders on what their opinion is on this point. Vertigo was named after the hit song by U2. The owner is a big fan of the band.

‘otherwise I could have been caught’

The pattern is magnificent which makes her who she is. As yondan Kohaku, which describes the Koi has four red patterns in her appearance, she is a feast for the eyes. It’s a good thing the fish is in a big show vat, where the water level is not too high; otherwise I could have been caught in leaning too far in an attempt to kiss the fish. It remains one of the best ever seen in the Netherlands. Vertigo: Congratulations girl!

Vertigo - Grand Champion European Shinkokai 2013