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    Thread: What will they be when they grow up

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      What will they be when they grow up

      My fish are all pond pack mutts. There are 4 that I got at the same time that were larger simply because I thought they were pretty and wanted something larger to look at while the little guys grew up.

      There's a couple I'm curious to know what people think they might end up looking like. My little Orca especially. I'm in love with that fish. For most of his first year in the pond he has been coal black with a white belly and white tips on his fins. He has started to get a white racing stripe emerging. I'm wondering if he's going to end up like the one I purchased which was advertised as a komonryu which started out mostly black on the back end and is now all white save for a few black spots topside at the back of his tail. The chagoi long fin is the fattest of the bunch.

      Any educated guesses as to coloration changes I can expect on these guys? Just cell phone pics I took at feeding time this morning. The last little guy is very interesting to me. His orange underneath has given way to large silvery scales and he has a blue spot on his forehead. I'm hoping the oranges keep going away.


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      sorry just mud..

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      That's why I posted in the mutt category. I know they aren't high dollar or special to anyone but me. I just wanted opinions on what their coloration might end up being when they mature. Particularly the black one I mentioned

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      Confirmation is number 1. With good confirmation even a mutt looks nice! Though I prefer simple coloration on mutts.

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      The black one is called a Haijiro and he's a pretty nice one not a fan of butterfly koi but all make an exception with your B. Sanke and the other one that caught my eye is your Tancho ginrin Sanke I also noticed a ginrin yuki Asagi some of the Beni markings are a little off one of the B. Chagoi appears to have Utsuri markings would like to see individual pictures, but overall pretty nice pics for your pond I know you will enjoy them very much keep up posted on their progress as they develop.
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      I have to politely disagree regarding confirmation being the #1 priority. Perhaps at the show ring yes, but in the backyard for general viewing pleasure, just pick the one you think has a nice pattern. You really can't expect much regarding quality & future potential with cheap mutts so just select ones that you personally like

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      Quote Originally Posted by nishikigoi21 View Post
      I have to politely disagree regarding confirmation being the #1 priority. Perhaps at the show ring yes, but in the backyard for general viewing pleasure, just pick the one you think has a nice pattern. You really can't expect much regarding quality & future potential with cheap mutts so just select ones that you personally like
      Haha. I still remember how I appreciated girls when I was young: I would rather have a girl with nice body but so-so look, than a girl who is good-looking (nice face) but so-so body shape.

      Body shape = confirmation, face = coloration/skin quality

      Though I donīt know how girls think about boys.

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