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Thread: please help me ID my koi's color

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    Oyagoi koiczar's Avatar
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    The first fish would have to be classified as "kawari" which basically means "all other" as in, no particular variety. The second fish looks to be somewhat of a Ki Matsuba, but again, more of a Kawarigoi. Most likely, these are domestic fish purchased at a pet shop and have not been raised/selected for high quality sales. As long as YOU enjoy them, that's all that matters.

    By the way, are you using any sort of filtration on this "new" holding tank or in the existing pond?

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    yes, both are filtered and have 1000 gallon/hour pumps. i'm keeping an eye on the ammonia levels until it cycles and doing water changes as necessary.

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    Hi Rockabillychick (not easy to spell)
    welcome on board, I agree with koiczar about kawari.
    Your koļ are reaching a good size and will still grow up so maybe its time now to find a a bigger net ...
    Funny to see that I started with a net like yours.
    Marco

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    Marco

    Anybody in the hobby for a good length of time probably started with nets like these. I know I did. I always thought of a "net" as something to "catch" the fish in until I found out differently. Maybe we should use the term "guiders" or something,...hhhmmmm

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    Guiders is the perfect term !

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    yeah, we haven't touched them in about 2 years (as far as using a net) so now all of a sudden we have to move them and....oops, net is way too small....lol

    something strange though, someone once offered to buy any fry i got that turned out blue like the first one i posted.

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