Have you ever seen a Koi like this? What kind is it?

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    pecan

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    This fish appeared last year when I had no koi in the pond, only comets. He was tiny like all the other babies from last year but looked different, see this thread:https://www.gardenpondforum.com/top...his-alien-fish/page__hl__alien__fromsearch__1

    But now a year later he has outgrown the other comet babies and looks very much different including visible barbs like a koi.

    It must be a koi right since it has barbs? what kind is it? have you ever seen any like this?

    btw, there are two of them.

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    He was the same size as the baby comet next to him last year, you can see how much has outgrown all the babies...

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    I found this picture online and my little alien fish looks very similar to this fish:
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    looks a little like my bert and koi grow fast really fast ,but did notice Bert is not as big as aggie
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    I have one that looks just like him, or he did last year--not as bright yellow this year, and mine is a Koi--so I would say yours is too , Pecan
     
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    Pecan, That actually looks to me like it might be a hybrid. A cross between a comet and a Koi. I really couldn't name what kind but it sure has grown to be a nice looking fish. I remember you posting before about it and it's for sure not a common comet. It may not get quite as big as a standard Koi but if it will keep that face it will always be a great fish to enjoy.
     
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    I have one that looks exactly like him, he's a koi and I call him Goldie because of his gold coloring. I've seen quite a few with those two dark spots in front of his face.
     
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    Hybrid, hadn't thought of that. I think you nailed it. Good article on hybrids.

    I've been trying to decide between Koi or Goldfish, now I'm thinking all hybrids. Wasn't someone else asking about an all black fish in another thread? Hybrid also maybe.
     
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    I think you all are correct. He has one small set of barbels not two or zero. I think this puts him in hte hybred range. Good call and what a pretty fish he is becoming.
     
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    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

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    I love my Goldie. Every fish has his own personality and Goldie likes to stand upright and go backwards. Other fish make U-turns but he just ups and flaps his fins and backs up.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Goldie sounds like he thinks he's a dolphin [​IMG]
     
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    Funny, the two of mine do the same thing, swim backwards. Strangest thing I ever saw. Silly fishies. Now I need names for these two pond crashers LOL. Any ideas?
     
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    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

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    @pecan, name them for some characteristics they have. I also have Goldilocks, Red-eye, Half, Cynthia Whitehead, Blacktip, Cheesecake, etc.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    HA HA how about Reverse, Backup, Backflip, Backtrack or Backpedal :razz:
     
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    I had several of those hatch last year. One has lost almost all the black and is mostly yellow now. One is black across its back and yellow everywhere else. One lost the yellow and is now a bluish grey and others look just like yours minus the yellow. Those look just like their moms. The fathers are, one solid yellow, the other yellow and white.
     
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    isn't it just a ghost koi (that's the direct translation from French... we call them Koi fantome... ) or an hybrid of one.
     
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    if the metallic reflect is really special they are beautiful otherwise they are not my favorite... I prefer the butterfly ones (don't know if they are called the same here).
     
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    pecan i think i have one or two similar to yours, will try and get a pic
     
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    here are the pics pecan.. not sure how good they will show up
     
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    forgot to mention you can have the ghost "color" on a butterfly one ;) They look amazing :)
     
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