Giobel Koi Center
Purok Saranay, Tawagan, Labangan Zamboanga del sur
Hanako the oldest koi
an excerpt from fishgirlskoipond.blogspot.com
Hanako, a scarlet koi, was the oldest of the lot. She was hatched in 1751. To put that in historical perspective she hatched 25 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. This was verified by Prof. Masayoshi Hiro, D.Sc., Laboratory of Domestic Science, Nagoya Women's College. She removed a scale from Hanako’s body and counted the growth rings under a microscope, much as you would count the growth rings of a tree. In 1966 when the interview with Hanako’s owner was aired on radio, the other koi in the pond were 170, 155, 151, and 141. Unfortunately Hanako is no longer alive today. She died July 17, 1977 and was 226 when she died.
Dainichi is one of the biggest and most famous names in Koi. Run by the sons of the deceased high-end Koi breeder Minoru Mano, Dainichi Koi Farm thrives as one of the busiest and most professional Koi outlets in the Japan with 3 state of the art facilities in Niigata, the home of the Nishikigoi. Dainichi concentrates heavily on body shape, and the original Dainichi was quite huge and impressive. Dainichi Koi Farm still uses parent Koi left to them by their father, breeding prize winning Kohaku, Sanke and Showa varieties. Dainichi Koi have been champions in the All Japan, ZNA and Nogyosai Koi shows over the years.
Trapond is a combination word for Trapal and pond. This type of pond is affordable and easy to set-up. Most of the fish keeper here in the Philippines used this type of pond including me. Here are the photos of my trapond