help identifying my fish

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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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    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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    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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    The whiskers are actually barbels and koi have two sets. Goldfish only have one set. They are actually taste sensors to help identify food when scavenging on the bottom. The classification of goldfish and koi is separated by the presence of the number of barbels.
     
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