View Full Version : help me sort koi from goldfish

10-09-2008, 05:42 PM
I tore down my garden pond to make way for the koi pond. So I seperated all my goldies from the koi, including ghost koi babies.
I'm left with a few small ones I cant figure out. I see no wiskers, even on the ones I know are baby koi (due to their unique coloring)
Can you tell by their shape if their goldies or koi?

10-09-2008, 05:45 PM
they all look like goldfish to me just by the shape.

Lori Jo
10-09-2008, 05:47 PM
They all look like comet goldfish to me. I have had spawns that produced the exact same color types. They are cute! The black should eventually dissapear and they will be all orange.

10-09-2008, 05:51 PM
Thanks :)
So def 100% put them in the goldfish bin?

Lori Jo
10-09-2008, 05:59 PM
Yep, I would say so!

10-09-2008, 06:00 PM
Back in the bin they went :)
heres the bin lol..the petshop better take them :eek1:

Lori Jo
10-09-2008, 06:04 PM
The red ones with the long white tails are sure pretty. They have a tendancy to get really tame. My big red and white sarassa is the friendliest fish in my pond. I love him!!! So none of those fish in the goldfish tub have any whiskers right?

10-09-2008, 06:17 PM
I cant see any whiskers on the colored fish, not even nubs. On the ghost koi i see tiny little nubs (i think), but I know their koi anyway so i dont have to look much hehe
The big red/white and solid white ones are about 5 years old. I had them since my tiny preform pond back in the day. Sadly they reproduce way too much and have to go. I'm not even going to look at them because i dont want to miss them!
I'm only keeping my 9 large koi that are in a large stock tank right now with a giant bullfrog lol. All the baby ghost koi are going as well, except one that hitch hiked in the net along with a large koi, he went in the stock tank, i'm not gonna bother fishing him out so consider him a lottery winner hehe