Baby koi?


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Are these baby koi or minnows? I have some rosy red minnows but had read they will only produce gray babies. Could these be koi fry?
 

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The light colored ones couldn't be minnows right? Just the darker ones could be?
 
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It's kinda hard to say. The pics don't give enough info, and the fry might still be too young to have developed recognizable traits. A few years back I had fry and was trying to determine if they were RR's or GF [turned out to be RR's]. I have no idea what I've done with my "research" pics, but I Googled RR and GF fry to look for differences. There were subtle differences in fin shape and placement, and body contour that were evident even at a very young age. I had pulled these babies out of the pond and had them in an aquarium, so it was easier to get some profile pics. It was fun detective work, but I was disappointed that they weren't GF.......
 

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