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    Thread: What are these fish?

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      What are these fish?

      Ran across this one a goldfish site and people are trying to call them short bodied butterfly Koi. They look like a short bodied fish like a Ryukin or Tamasaba goldfish mixed with what I believe is called a "Platinum Ogon" butterfly Koi. But I know that the Koi people here would know more than me. It's irking me. Are these Koi? Of so, where do they fit in? What is their official name? If you ask me, they are garish and ugly as all get out... But I can see how some would find beauty in them. One in particular has poor deportment and sort of swims "heavy" or "head down". Me no likey these.

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BolwiufH...=1r2d5218vro5d

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      I'm looking for a couple of large koi or large goldfish for an outdoor pond,my new hobby, DIS NAVY VET, Mickey.
      Quote Originally Posted by mjfromga View Post
      Ran across this one a goldfish site and people are trying to call them short bodied butterfly Koi. They look like a short bodied fish like a Ryukin or Tamasaba goldfish mixed with what I believe is called a "Platinum Ogon" butterfly Koi. But I know that the Koi people here would know more than me. It's irking me. Are these Koi? Of so, where do they fit in? What is their official name? If you ask me, they are garish and ugly as all get out... But I can see how some would find beauty in them. One in particular has poor deportment and sort of swims "heavy" or "head down". Me no likey these.

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BolwiufH...=1r2d5218vro5d
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      How very, very strange.
      I have a short body koi and it is butt ugly. I dislike it a lot. These definitely have the ryukin look. Well, at least the one does. How on earth did they breed them like that? My crosses don’t have any whiskers.

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      Are there barbles on the sides of the mouth? If not they are not KOI.
      Need more Koi

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      There are LONG butterfly koi type barbels if you look. I've seen Koi/Goldfish hybrids with barbels. These here confuse me though. Also I think they are VERY VERY ugly and they don't move well at all. I don't want to call them Koi but they very well might be just highly mutated Koi.

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      Whoa. Those are pretty amazing.
      I know there have been short bodied koi, but not with that ryukin-esque body type.
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      Lion head second generation spherical butterfly carp

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      Lol I see a million different names. Lionhead, Koi, Butterfly carp...

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