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    Thread: Are These Koi Fry?

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      Are These Koi Fry?

      I found these in my pond last week and don't know if they are koi fry or something else. In addition to my koi, I have two oscars and several plecostomuses (plecostomi?) in the pond. Out of my dozen koi, most are male and three or four female. A couple of the females look egg heavy (wide belly/hip area), but they haven't seemed to get suddenly thinner, and I've seen no eggs.

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      Tadpoles (pollywogs)

      Quote Originally Posted by johnc808 View Post
      I found these in my pond last week and don't know if they are koi fry or something else. In addition to my koi, I have two oscars and several plecostomuses (plecostomi?) in the pond. Out of my dozen koi, most are male and three or four female. A couple of the females look egg heavy (wide belly/hip area), but they haven't seemed to get suddenly thinner, and I've seen no eggs.

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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadpole

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      They aren't koi. They look like some type of livebearer. Not sure what type though.



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      Quote Originally Posted by johnc808 View Post
      I found these in my pond last week and don't know if they are koi fry or something else. In addition to my koi, I have two oscars and several plecostomuses (plecostomi?) in the pond. Out of my dozen koi, most are male and three or four female. A couple of the females look egg heavy (wide belly/hip area), but they haven't seemed to get suddenly thinner, and I've seen no eggs.

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      Looks like Mosquitofish.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rablalock View Post
      Looks like Mosquitofish.
      I thought the same... or guppies.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rablalock View Post
      Looks like Mosquitofish.
      The only reason I didn't specify mosquitofish is the one picture where one seems to have orange on its tail. All the mosquitofish I have seen don't have any colors besides the brownish, grayish colors. It is something closely related if they aren't mosquitofish though.



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      Those are Endlers the spelling could be off.
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      Thanks for your help everyone.

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      On the left, some of the smaller fry from the first picture above. On the right, 10 day old koi fry from my 2015 showa spawn.

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      Those are def mosquito fish/guppies, I have a ton of them in my pond.

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