koi babies

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    So, this year I decided to buy some Platinum Ogon Koi and breed them. It's about a month later and I have 150 or so koi babies. The majority are at 3/4", but a few have reached the 2" range. Most of them are platinum ogon, like the parents. I'd say 85% are white and the rest have a black spot on their head. One is yellow. I bought a 5000 gallon swimming pool that I'm having some trouble setting up, but once it's up, that's their new home. I'll try to get some pictures!
     
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    How exciting, can't wait to see pictures :D
     
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    IMG_2856.JPG IMG_2857.JPG IMG_2844.JPG IMG_2848.JPG IMG_2850.JPG IMG_2853.JPG IMG_2854.JPG
     
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    eekkk! cute little fishy babies are so precious :love:
     
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    More pictures!!
     
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    When I take them out to move them to their new pool, I'll get some close ups of my favorites.
     
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    So since you are breeding a specific type, are you going to be selling them, or did you just want a very white pond?

    I'd love to see the parents. My pond is mostly Ogon because my largest male is an orange ogon and my largest female is a white ogon with yellow markings. The two have pretty much formed an exclusive breeding pair relationship.
     
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    I'm going to be selling them. I have three male parents and 1 female parent.
    The female: (That bright white streak is just from the camera)
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    The males: unnamed-2.jpg
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    Pretty.
     
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    WOW! I feel like it was so recent that you set out on this mission, and you have already reached complete success. Congrats! They look awesome!
     
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    Thanks C-Note! Trust me, I've had obstacle after obstacle
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Nice looking babies!
     
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    Not really Cnote the odds of many of the babies being of the same colouration as the parents isnt as clear cut as Jenny is making it out to be here , even he top breeders in Japan dont get all the same from the same .
    Congratulations on breeding Jenny now comes the hard part culling the maformed ones, then seeing just how many different colour varients come from this mating I think the odds of having white ones from this mating virtually nil .

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    Dave 54, unless my eyes deceive me, many of the babies are completely white. I got many that have black heads, but the majority are white. I haven't seen any with malformities, though some don't have the color I'm looking for.
     
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    Remember that these are fingerlings. Permanent coloration has yet to develop. You will have some surprises.
     
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    So you don't think any will be white?
     
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    Only time will tell. Gene manifestation for color is very unpredictable. Breeders go through 1,000s of fish to get the color patterns they are looking for. You will know in a few weeks.
     
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    I choose to be optimistic. Even the fact that you ended up with a male and female when you purchased the pair so small is awesome! And, within months you got a batch of babies! So, we all look forward to seeing how these develop, for sure!
     
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    I have them moved into the 5000 gallon pool and they're starting to grow rapidly! My biggest one is an adorable 3" white koi. Looks like a teeny version of the mom.
     
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    Do you guys think a 3" would have its color finalized or not yet?
     
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