Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Georgia, United States
Posted Feb 24, 2013
These lovely fish are wonderful and fairly social. The word Utsuri means to print, indicative of the black splotches on the fish. This particular fish changes color and pattern over a period of years. In the show ring they are making their way into the Champions circle. The biggest issue is the length of time it takes for them to develop the best coloration. Choosing the correct show fish does have some tricks. In choosing a Shiro Utsuri, look for the young fish, up to 3 years of age. Choose the fish with a predominantly white body, and just a bit of black on the fin tips and around the eyes.
These fish tend to color out the best over time, and have been doing well in the show ring. If you are not interested in showing, get the fish that look the healthiest, and most colorful! They will be pleasing to you to watch and will make you happiest.