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kytalker
03-22-2008, 01:35 PM
I have had it for about a year now but dont know what it is... Any thoughts for anyone??? I wanna think it is a small koi.. It iout 10 inches long and its mouth is turned down like a koi... Thanks

Landon90
03-22-2008, 02:13 PM
I THINK its a koi :happydance3: if it is I like it:clap:

Lori Jo
03-22-2008, 02:38 PM
it looks like it has small barbels next to it's mouth. That would be a koi. I have a sarassa comet that looks like that too.

Just Jessie
03-22-2008, 03:35 PM
I have a comet that looks like that too, but it doesn't have barbels.
Do the koi/goldie crosses have barbels?

Rudy
03-22-2008, 05:13 PM
Barbles = koi, but I don't think your going to like this one as it grows.
Most likely will turn to a speckle koi. :shrug:

Good luck though :yes:

JMO

kytalker
03-22-2008, 06:52 PM
Well I check him out a few mins ago and he has the barbels... I dont think I am gonna keep him.. I have one like it already that is about 16-18 inches long.. If there is someone in Western Kentucky that would want it I will be selling it... I am also gonna place it in the trader section...

Shorty
03-23-2008, 01:07 AM
I run across a LOT of hybrids and none of them have had barbels (whiskers). Most of the hybrids have a pronounced hump just behind their head, but about 25% of the hybrids I see don't have the hump, but do have the distinctive mouth.

I have some pictures of a few hybrids here:
http://www.shortypen.com/koi/hybrid/index.htm

Biggest hybrid I have had was 15". The world's largest goldfish is recorded as 18", but looking at it's picture, it is obviously a hybrid koi-goldfish.

Shorty

kytalker
03-23-2008, 10:02 AM
I have one of the hybrids also.. My wife love ours and wouldnt take anything forit... It is probably about 12 inches long.. Here is a photo of it...



I run across a LOT of hybrids and none of them have had barbels (whiskers). Most of the hybrids have a pronounced hump just behind their head, but about 25% of the hybrids I see don't have the hump, but do have the distinctive mouth.

I have some pictures of a few hybrids here:
http://www.shortypen.com/koi/hybrid/index.htm

Biggest hybrid I have had was 15". The world's largest goldfish is recorded as 18", but looking at it's picture, it is obviously a hybrid koi-goldfish.

Shorty

PapaBear
03-23-2008, 10:08 AM
If it has barbels it would appear to be a Beni Hajiro Koi.

kytalker
03-23-2008, 10:18 AM
Thanks.. I found a list on the net that tell what all the different koi are and what they should look like... It is a nice koi I am gonna try and mearuse it sometime this week when it warms up....




If it has barbels it would appear to be a Beni Hajiro Koi.

Hirogoi
03-24-2008, 02:09 AM
Wow, that fish has some beautiful fins. Are you sure you wont sell it?

kytalker
03-24-2008, 09:24 AM
LOL... If I did.. My wife would drain the pond, lift the liner, put ME under it and fill it back up... In other words I guess I better pass if I wanna stay alive...LOL Thanks


Wow, that fish has some beautiful fins. Are you sure you wont sell it?

kytalker
03-24-2008, 07:33 PM
I have listed the Beni Hajiro in the traders section... Check it out.. Here is a little better picture of it.....

Shorty
03-25-2008, 02:29 AM
LOL... If I did.. My wife would drain the pond, lift the liner, put ME under it and fill it back up... In other words I guess I better pass if I wanna stay alive...LOL Thanks

I have a similar hybrid, but it has the opposite coloring. Kinda funny - same deal with wife, it is her favorite fish. Sorry I don't have any pictures, I'll try and get a picture in the next day or two.

Shorty

kytalker
03-25-2008, 08:41 PM
I think what is unique about this hybrid is that 1 eye is orange and the other is white.. Looks like he has a blood shot eye...

kpaxx
04-26-2008, 06:27 AM
she surely looks great even if she's mixed...