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Thread: My new koi...what type is it?

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    My new koi...what type is it?

    I bought this guy today. He is about 18-20". Didn't buy for show..but wasn't leaving without him. Awesome lustre to his skin. So, what type of koi is this...I was guessing either a yamatonishiki or a beni kumonryu? What do you think? Thanks for the help as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutuscz
    I bought this guy today. He is about 18-20". Didn't buy for show..but wasn't leaving without him. Awesome lustre to his skin. So, what type of koi is this...I was guessing either a yamatonishiki or a beni kumonryu? What do you think? Thanks for the help as always.
    This fish is a Doitsu Kujaku.

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    I agree with aquitori, doitsu kujaku.
    cheers blake

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    Is the color in the area of the fish, that is not orange/red, a light blue. It is really hard to tell from the picture. If the other color on the fish is a light blue, then my guess would be a Ginsui, which is a platinum Shusui.

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    I am not sure what it is, but the pectorals do not seem metallic to me. I think the Hi lacks metallic shine also. So, neither Kujaku nor Gin Shusui. The dorsal scales have a shimmer to them. Maybe Gin Rin if seen up close??? Altogether, I'd say a Shusui with a lot of Hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    I'd say a Shusui with a lot of Hi.
    I tend to side with you Mike. Any additional pic's?

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    Mike, Shusui was my first guess, but the Hi on the head seemed from the picture to have a platinum sheen to it. Maybe we could get another picture?

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    Now I'm more confused?!?!? Here is another picture. So...doitsu kujaku or hi shusui...hmmm. There is no bluish tinge that I have noticed. Thanks again gang.

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    My thoughts exactly on the bluish tinge.

    Doitsu Kujak ahem Kujaku

    Not a long fin for sure.. LOL I kidding BrU! Congrats on you purchase

    Joe

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    Looks like a hi shusui to me, the scales along the back look dark blue from the pic. Just my guess

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