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Post  Ghipsi on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 15:28

Here are some new images of the Red Devils Very Happy

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Post  uk bulldog on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 16:09

You have some great colour on those Lisa very nice indeed.

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 23:00

Hi Lisa,
They are very nice,
#4 is my favourite, nice body shape, good finnage and great colour....
....but I still don't know how to tell a red devil apart from a koi.

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Post  Ghipsi on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 23:47

....but I still don't know how to tell a red devil apart from a koi.

Thats easy, if it has been inported from somewhere special, called a Red Devil & has a nice deep red head (or bred from such Cool ), then it is a Red Devil cheers , easy lol!

Ok back to reality, who knows what extra makeup there is to make them different from any other Koi, all I know is they are a Strain of Koi that may carry something extra that makes them special, I will know more in a few generations I expect Smile
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Post  Pterophyllum on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 18:10

if it has been inported from somewhere special, called a Red Devil & has a nice deep red head (or bred from such ), then it is a Red Devil
You need to add "..and with a big price tag!"; but unfortunately it's not that simple. I've seen koi, gold blushing and "Czech red" sold as red devils, then if you take a look at this link red devils, my german isn't good, but I'm pretty certain that "Das Original" implies that the owner of the site thinks that his are the original "red devil" and nice 'though those are, I'm sure the last time I looked at the site he had photos of fish that were obviously line bred from manacapuru stock and even more striking than the photos there now. Those look more like domestic angels than manacapuru, although the bottom left one does have a hint of manacapuru about him.

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Post  Ghipsi on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 18:24

You need to add "..and with a big price tag!"

lol! , unless they are from me lol!

It is all a big mess, eg: Johns Blue Ghosts were given the name of Titanium Blue because they also carry other interesting characteristics inc the czeck (howerver you spell that Embarassed ) red blushing clowny strain, but now if you want a Titanium Blue it would be difficult to know if you are buying a Blue Ghost or an actual fish from the Titanium Blue strain.
So the warning is Caveat emptor, and buy from a breeder who knows his/her lines & strains!
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Post  baldyman on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 21:01

Iv got fry from a red devil cross (what i think is) a black ghost too small to tell yet, should be interesting.
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Post  Ghipsi on Mon 05 Mar 2012, 21:04

Should be nice, looking forward to seeing them when they grow a little Very Happy

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Post  peachy on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 21:13

Lovely photos there.
I have a small red devil myself and find it hard to see much difference between my 2 small koi's, except the price of course. £3.99 koi's, £14.99 the red devil.

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Post  Pterophyllum on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 23:27

except the price of course. £3.99 koi's, £14.99 the red devil.

£11 for a name!....

...I still remain to be convinced that a Red Devil is anything other than a nice koi.


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