Black koi


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Does any one have koi that are mostly black or all black , please post comments and any photos.thanks:coolgleema:
 
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I have 2 black koi they have orange pin stripes on the eadge of the fins ,when i first got the koi it was clear ,and then turned black 1 of them is a baby that just showed up.. I will try to get a pic
 

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In the beginning of Koi, all of them were black. They have evolved over time and breeding to develop the colors. Now days, it is rare to see one that is completly black.
 

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So there is not a chance that someone here has one solid black koi? If not then alll well ill settle for koi with the dominant color black.
 
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I had a black koi once. Actually I beleive that it was more of what the japanese would call the "magoi". I think it was introduced here in the Philippines but eventually flourished and became adept at existing here. Even most people here consider it as indigenous in the area. It was black and could grow real big. A man's thigh would be average. Anyway, maybe within the month I might be able to acquire another black koi. But it wasn't totally black like a "karasu" or the one I previously described; rather it was black from top view but if viewed from say, an aquarium, it has a copper like color from the sides. The seller told me it was a "chagoi", but I don't totally buy into it yet. I do like the fish though.
 
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I THINK we have black koi in our backyard pond (my mom's pond). All of the fish in our pond are supposed to be koi, my mom bought them and they were advertised as koi. We have about 7 black ones. They're babies of the fish we had bought. At first, when they were babies, they were black and we thought they'd change to a brighter color, but now they're grown and are still black. The thing is, though, they look black when in the water but out of the water they're... not. Here's some pictures.
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I have one that is black with a light gold head and tips of her fins. very pretty. I actually caught her this weekend, she was spawning and flipped over the divide into my pump/skimmer area with another koi. I should have taken a picture then. I will try to net her and get a photo for you.
 
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flamingradio said:
I THINK we have black koi in our backyard pond (my mom's pond). All of the fish in our pond are supposed to be koi, my mom bought them and they were advertised as koi. We have about 7 black ones. They're babies of the fish we had bought. At first, when they were babies, they were black and we thought they'd change to a brighter color, but now they're grown and are still black. The thing is, though, they look black when in the water but out of the water they're... not. Here's some pictures.
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I believe that this carp is a CHAGOI... what do the resident doctors think?
 

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There is nothing to convince me that the balck fish shown are Koi. First of all, they are missing the telltale barbells on the mouth edges.
 
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I also noticed there were no visible barbels. All koi have them.

It looks like it may be a hybrid comet + koi
 

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I have black koi. I will post pics tomorrow. Personally...I dislike them. Am I supposed to like them? LOL

They are about 12"-18" and there are at least 3 or 4 of them. As my water is murky at the moment (the joys of "inheiriting" a pond! LOL) they are even less impressive.
 
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that's definitely not a koi. Looks like a common goldfish to me.

I have a black koi (from the top view). (We named him Barack. LOL!) He's got orange and white on the underside, but you can't really see it from the top view in a pond of course. Our water is pretty clear, but personally I don't care for him because he doesn't really add anything to my flock. He's sort of the ugly duckling among his more colorful swan siblings. With a black liner on the bottom of the pond, he's sort of hard to see. He is extremely lively, so he's hard to miss from that perspective.

But, I will likely give him away one day when I see another koi I've gotta have that will need that space. I'd rather have the color. Nothing against him tho, as I have one boring basically just orange koi that I will likely trade away as well for the same reason--adds nothing interesting.
 
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Hi
I have a new mostly black Koi he is around 12 inches he has white lips he is stunning but I think he is just a mixed Koi I don't think he has a name we call him midnight I will try and post a photo tomorrow, I also have a white Koi with yellow spots he is stunning if i post photo's do you think someone might know what type he is I have never seen one with yellow colours before I called him sunshine
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Hi I have a totally black koi . Not sure where it came from. Could of been through breading it’s about 12” long are they rare ?
 
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