Its seems to be the common opinion that chags are the most friendliest of koi,i dont have one (yet!) but what are your opinions,and why is it so.
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:20 pm
I purchased 2 ochiba chagoi from Hatherton Aquatics last year and they have made a big difference to my pond. They seem to calm the other koi and seem to bring them up for feeding. Both chagoi feed from hand and others are now following suit.
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:46 pm
Location: BRIERLEY HILL, WEST MIDLANDS
I think its partly to do with them being the greediest….. They appear so desperate for food that they don’t care who you are or what your doing as long as they can get their grub. Therefore, this in turn makes them the most likely to sit on the surface and come nearest to you.
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:13 am
I have a friend with a 5000 gallon pond who has 2 chagoi 60-70 cm+ he has roughly a dozen other koi of various types but could not get them to hand feed or even come to the surface when he was at the pond side,they would wait until he left or moved away before they would surface to feed.
He put his 2 chagoi in and he said within 20 minutes the Chagoi were hand feeding and as a result most of his other fish now hand feed.
I have suffered similarly with my koi,partly due to having a small pond which I have now upgraded to 2000gallon,however I purchased a 30 cm female Chagoi and immediately the fish became less nervous of me.
The Chagoi hasn’t hand fed from me yet,due to it jumping from my pond a few months back(See jumping koi thread) but it will come to the surface with me near and when I offer food it will take a look but is not quite brave enough yet.
Personally I think that Chagoi even though they look fairly plain are absolutely beautiful and are the best fish to have in a pond.
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:13 am
Defiantly the most friendliest of all koi, my 24″ chagoi can turn on 5p piece if it thinks food is likely to come his way. gfrears1 try giving your chag either prawns or garlic
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Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 1:43 am
i bought two of them, two years ago. One’s a gin-rin with reflective scales and the other just a standard model.
Firstly I was amazed at how confident they seem to be, and secondly even more amazed at how quickly they have grown. Doubling in size and then some since I had them.
As other people have said on this thread – they are quite greedy but incredibly tame. They’ll swim on to my hand, lte you stroke them and dont even mind if I gently lift them out of the water!![:)]
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:40 am
I would also add that ochiba shigures are as friendly as chags, possibly friendlier![:D] Well, mine certainly is anyway (and I have two chagois too)
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:06 pm
My “Ochi” is extremely friendly…certainly the tamest fish in my pond…
Great looking fish as well….can’t wait to see his mature colourings in a year or two…as at the mo he’s changing all the time.
I’ve been told that apparently Ochiba Shigure standards for Autumn Leaves?
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:56 am
my mirror carp is friendlier than my chagoi
well maybe just greedier[;)][;)]