New to forum and question about Shubunkin Comets

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  1. Kathryn Chambliss

    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Here are some of mine, they have kept these colors for four years or so now. Some have long flowing fins, the hatchery has bred them to be that way, some have shorter fins. The shubunkin fry have colors from the time you can start seeing them, comets tend to be dark and color up as they age. None of mine have gone white after being brightly colored. The whitish ones were bought that way, they are translucent, colors below the skin Captureb.JPG Capturec.JPG Captured.JPG Capturee.JPG Capturef.JPG
     
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    These are beautiful! Some look to have the downward placed mouth of Koi, are they also Shubunkin? Which hatchery did these come from I would like to check them out.
     
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    I just heard the sounds of my shubunkins cursing...
     

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I have zero koi, they are all shubunkins. No desire to have koi.

    The hatchery is here in Maryland, near Thurmont. I don't think they ship fish. We were just doing a drive and saw fish hatchery road, which led us to the fish hatchery lol I hand picked each fish I got from them.

    http://eatonsgoldfish.com/fish.php
     
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    I don't think I understand, "hoping to find someone who has experience ...and can give me advice." Then you mention separating adults from babies to prevent overcrowding. It sounds like we haven't told you what you want to know, but your original question was how old would fish be to tell their color.... Are you wanting to cull babies for color? That wasn't what I read from the original post because you didn't say anything about babies. At 3," a Shubunkin should pretty much be the color it will stay -- this was for your new additions. If you have small fry, are they sort of clear and pinkish with obvious black eyes? Those will be Shube babies. Olive fry with normal looking eyes will not be Shube babies.

    So, to try again for you: usually by 6 months to a year, but goldfish are known to change color throughout their lifetimes. Shubunkin are more likely to keep their colors than are comets, but that's not carved in stone. In regular GF, with young fish, black is the first color to disappear, and it normally won't come back. Again, not carved in stone.
     
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    Thank You, they are really nice fish.
     
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    i spend hours to buy one fish ,if there are few shops around i will go to each and stare at aquariums for long time lol hard to decide some times , few times shop keepers wud comment like ... u look very passionate
     
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    lol funy i read this too, poor man's koi , is this middle big one shub? looks like koi , not clear
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I love my shubbies, great colors, easy to care for, and my plants survive!

    Never had the desire to have koi, even when I was build this large pond.
     
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    Just wanted to say welcome to the forum :)
     
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    @Kathryn Chambliss And, some of my favorite fish are the "surprise" additions that my fish have given me, LOL! I had a fun experience a couple of years ago when there were several spawns that took place. I caught as many babies as I could and raised them in aquariums (but when they got too big, they had to go outside in 50+ gallon totes). There were about 50/50 Shubunkin and comets. It was interesting to observe the Shubies as they went from "pinks" to developing their various colors.

    I can't wait to see your pictures -- how many do you have now?
     
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