Can someone tell me what this koi should turn out to look like?

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    Hi,
    Today while at petsmart I seen a koi and bought it because I looked close at it and I seen that it had a bluish grey undertone on part of it's body so I expect it will turn dark and look really nice, I will post pictures when I get the chance and hopefully someone will have the experience and can tell what should turn out.
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    i dont know if it will work but here goes
     

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    yay it worked
     
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    Dont take my word for it, cause I know nothing about it, but I dont think it will change a lot. if at all. IMHO, its a very nice looking little Koi, but it will stay light blue and wont become a dark one. At that size, they already are black. At least mine are.
     
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    How big is that fish is a great question, Blue will change as they get older, Can you get a closer pic of the fish? It doesn't really appear to have sushui markings or Kikokuryu. these two are the most common Koi that are called Blue. Sushui will turn more of a white grey as they get big, Kikokuryo usually have mettalic markings and the blue fades but still shows up well as they get big. The red should stay close to what it is now but the Sumi (Black markings) will probably change many times in the years to come. Sumi is the one color that when it is not solid has the most chances of getting bigger, smaller, going away etc. on that fish. Your fish does have some good colors and I think in the years to come it will turn out to be a really nice fish. Make sure and keep the pics when the are small and watch and take pics as they grow. You will be surprised out how much they change as they grow older!!!!
     
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    it is only about 6-7 inches long right now, im not sure of the age im assuming only a few months because it was a new shipment so i had to jump on it. i already released it into the large holding tank and he is hiding low at the bottom now so getting a better picture will be really hard, i do have other pictures i took that may help more, i can post but im not sure if the will help. and im actually really happy with this purchase, i never realized how pretty it was until i had it in the tank looking down at it. and thank you for the compliments, i really appreciate them. i will keep these pictures because it would be really interesting to see how it turns out, i will post more pictures in a couple months and at the end of the summer to show if he has changed.
     

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    If they are 6-7" now the fish are over a year old. 4-6" is normal for the first 12 months under ideal conditions.
     
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    oh wow i did not know that, i thought it was only 6 months but anyways i assume that he is still fairly young because he just got shipped to petsmart a few days earlier
     
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    Just a photo hint, I notice when peeps take shots of fish, they are usually in a blue container, the colors show up a lot better.

    Nice looking fish you picked up there.
     
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    i know addy but i didn't have any blue containers so i had to use what i had on hand, but i will keep that in mind when i take pictures next time, and thank you very much i am actually very proud of myself for picking it up because it looks really beautiful in person
     
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    One suggestion for you. Koi are very social. Do you have a comet or another "canary" fish you can put in with it? It will help it to be less stressed and hiding at the bottom.

    It should be interesting to watch this one grow. It looks like the black will expand some. I am guessing the blue will lighten in some areas to more white. The skin may thicken a little more and the blue will wash out more and more to white.
     
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    i do have it with about 12 other comets so he is not lonely, he is warming up pretty great these last couple days and eating so im happy about that...but im noticing that past 2 days that the fish have become sluggish
    i wonder why?,
    and thank you, i am actually really excited to see what becomes of him, i would love for him to become all white except the spot on the head, or turn patchy black with white and red...the possiblities are endless and thats what excites me
     
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    Yes koi are very social if they are lonely I think it stresses them out more and they love it when you interact with them .You will notice him after awhile coming when he hears your voice or see's you .Mine love to have play toys in the pond to push around
     
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    i wish mine turns out like aggie, so social and friendly....i will just be kind to him like you are to her
     
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    I was out there giving her blueberry treats tonight and she got hold of my hair when I leaned over so I could rub Berts chin .He is her mate ..I think she was jealous Bert was getting attention .She kept pushing him away .Believe me they will with time .I have already seen a change in the koi I rescued as now they hear my voice they know they are getting fed .They love the treats
     
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    That is just so sweet,how long did it take for you to get old aggie to like you like that, and u even pet them? Wow cool. I can't wait to get my koi out into the pond, and start bonding with him more and I want to buy him a few more koi friends
     
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    Aggie and Bert got that way after about 1 year but then I did spend a lot of time with them since I am retired .I found as they got older and bigger they got to understand that I meant playtime and food .But they do tease my chihuahua real bad .They follow him when he is out by the pond and he seems to not like that so he barks at them .I think the only time they really like him was when he spilled the container of food in the pond ,took me a half hour almost to scope most of it out .
     
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    Hahaha you have to tape that somehow and post it on here, I would love to watch your adorable koi and your adorable chiuahua playing tag, it would be so cool and cute. I have tons of free time so it should work out well hopefully.
     
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    I tried taping it with my digital camera but it would not load onto my puter ,I'm not sure I'm doing it right it keeps coming out blank
     
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