help identifying my fish

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    qclabrat

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    some here know I've adopted some fish recently from a neighbor, and being new to all of this, I'm not sure what variety they may be, here's a pic of each to help with this identification game, thanks all for playing along :D

    Fish#1
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    Fish#2
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    Fish#3 WP_20161215_21_23_33_Pro.jpg

    Fish#4
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    Fish#5
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    sissy sissy

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    The third is a fat fantail .My fat fantail between the gold 1 and the yellow white one .Your others look like they could be goldfish .Koi have whiskers on each side of there mouths pond- shed -video 012.JPG
     
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    pond- shed -video 044.JPG female koi aggie and male black is bert
     
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    do whiskers grow in or always present?
     
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    sissy sissy

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    My koi had them when they got to be about 6 inch's long ,that is when I notice them .They could have been there before that and I did not notice or know what they were .I knew nothing about my fish except that they were ugly fish at the koi farm and cost less than 3 dollars a piece
     
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    Here are some whiskers, sometimes harder to see than these. NOT MY FISH! a web pic

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    They could be a cross between a koi and a goldfish also. Might not get the whiskers then or might.
     
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    Well alright, next spring we'll be getting a pair of koi, and those things they call Shubby something. Need a big pond now....

    is it better to order fish from the mail or a local breeder? Anyone able to suggest a NJ breeder?
     
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    Procuring fish from a breeder in your general area is always better. Fish are already adapted to the local climate.
     
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    I got from a local breeder and think that is why I never lost a fish .There was a koi farm in Eden NC .He has since closed and retired .
     
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    Crosses of koi and goldfish are always black.
     
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    They turn colors as they get older ,most of my babies were all black .Hard to see them and I think that is protection for them
     
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    From top to bottom, I believe what you have are:
    Common Goldfish
    Common Goldfish
    Shubunkin
    Common Goldfish
    Shubunkin

    I thought the first two were comets, but they lack the forked tail that comets have. Shubunkins are usually calico colored (orange/back/white/yellow or gold) with speckles.
    99% sure none of them are koi, as koi tend to have longer bodies, while goldfish and shubunkins are bit more round.

    I could be mistaken on this, as I am by no means a fish expert.

    http://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/common-vs-comet.115236/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shubunkin

    BR,

    Pete
     
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    1st is sarasa with shorter tail and big body gene
    2nd shubunken some say comet too if same colour
    3rd i cant see the tail but looks like shubunken calico (if it has double tail then its fancy)
    4th sarasa shub
    5th shubunken

    basically all are from comets single tail , some have different scales some have unique colour some have unique tail
    sarasa is a comet that has white or white orange/red , shubunken can have any colour , its trade mark is black red white but they can be all orange or all white etc too its the scale that makes them shubunken .
     
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    lol @ugly fish how are they now , usualy young koi look very ugly even the best varieties . but most of them develop well after few months , if u do alot of research and experience , u can pick very good koi from random average looking fry . i think ur koi is sanke has some tanchu touch
    most of the koi 98% have whiskers but the butterfly koi has exaggerated longer ones the one addy posted pic
     
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    They all turned out to have fancy flowing tails and seems when I get babies every one here wants them .I have a list of people
     
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