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    Thread: Koi ID and Newby information

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      Koi ID and Newby information

      Being that I'm new to not only this forum but also the hobby, before asking for help I first wanted to give some information about my self, starting with my name: Thomas! As I grew up I always had a small plastic pond in my backyard that my father maintained and loved for year. When I was about 14, my father had about 5 koi he had kept for years, all of them were well over 20 inches long. While on vacation, our plastic pond blew over and we lost all the fish. Once I turned 16 and got my first job I started to restock the pond to see the smile on my dad's face he used to always have out in the backyard. That same year my father had a stroke, and my family and I were all devastated. Although everything came out to be alright, for that year's father's day I wanted to do something special for my dad. And since the second thing he loved the most(behind his family) was our pond, I decided I was going to take the little money I saved up and make him a new, custom built backyard ecosystem pond. With my shovel, wheel barrel, and the little knowledge I had; I started digging. I made my first ever pond by the end of 2016. Being that it was my first ever pond I loved it and thought it was perfect, but now having the knowledge I've gained(which isn't a lot) I know there was a lot I did wrong or could have done better. Next year I hope to make a bigger and better pond with over 5,000 gallons, but that's just planning as of now.

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      Below I have attached images of three different kois of mine that I hope you all wouldn't mind ID'ing for me. The first one I believe to be a Sanke, the second I believe to be a platinum Ogon(although it is still a very small fish), and the third is where I'm COMPLETELY confused. The fish seems to have no scales, and no color; as if you can see through it. I've searched through many websites and articles trying to find out what it could be, but I'm clueless. Please help me identify this!

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      Thanks for everything, and I'm sorry I don't have one of those fancy blue bowls to allow for clearer viewing.

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      Welcome Thomas and thanks for joining Koiphen!

      Although I can't ID your koi, I just wanted thank you for sharing your story and your pond!
      We all start knowing almost nothing about the hobby but you've come to the right place. Sounds
      like you made a great start and I hope you enjoy the forum!
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      Welcome to KP
      My guess is a long fins doitsu (scale less) shiro utsuri there is some hint of dark shade under the skin
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Welcome Thomas and thanks for joining Koiphen!

      Although I can't ID your koi, I just wanted thank you for sharing your story and your pond!
      We all start knowing almost nothing about the hobby but you've come to the right place. Sounds
      like you made a great start and I hope you enjoy the forum!
      Thanks I really appreciate it!

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      The dark shade seems to be a blue that looks to be under the skin, and under the transparent white. Although at the bottom it is pink, I feel as if the koi is literally see through, but I don't really know! Thanks for the reply!

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      I believe I found out what it is. I believe it's a shiro muji doitsu. As what I've read it's know as a scaleless albino koi.

      Thoughts? Is this correct?

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      Welcome to the forum Thomas, and thanks for the story of your pond. I agree that the first two are sanke and platinum. Not sure about the third. With the blue and no scales, I am wondering if it is a long-fin shusui. Shusui normally have a good bit of orange on the body along with the blue. But some lack the orange and just have blue bodies with white head and fins.

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