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Added 5 fish into my new pond about 4 months ago.
1-of ea. cali fantail..shubunkin..comet..small koi and a gold fantail.
I had about 25 fry of different colors and two black fish.
Will they eventually change color?
 
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I have some thinking of changing, hard to say how old, I don't keep that good of track of the herd.
 
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I've got several year-old black goldfish. Funny thing, when they turn horizontal (feeding on algae on the pond sides) - with the flat side of body facing the sky & sun - they flash a wild golden color that looks spectacular. Then, when they right themselves, they almost disappear as they become all black once more. None of the parents were black.
 
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All of my black youngsters eventually turned a different color. One took over 2 years to change. I always hope that they keep some of the black since I like the contrasting colors when they start changing, but it never happens. At least not so far.
 

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