Shubunkin?

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    Pete Major

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    Hi Newbi to aquariums
    Just rescued this fish from a friend.
    Think it is a shubunkin?
    Was in 60l tank now in 180l with external filter.
    If I was to add another would it be best for a smaller shubunkin or one the same size?
    Is the 180l big enough for 2?

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Pete
     

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    Gosh he sure is pretty .Looks golden color ,sparkly
     
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    Thought it was a shubunkin because of the metalic scales but shubunkins have black I believe? Been looking on web & could a calico comet but another site says its same as a shubunkin? Not that it matters it looks healthy.
     
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    That is definitely a shubunkin and I wouldn't be surprised if the colors become more rich with excellent water quality and care. I bought two from PetCo that were almost golden/dark yellow in color and both are now a deep orange/red color and a very deep black since they've been in my pond.

    180 Liters is about 47.5 gallons which should be plenty big enough for two healthy shubunkins but I wouldn't push it with three.
     
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    Strange because it has long fins and tail like a butterfly koi .Could be a mixture .I have a few that are butterfly koi mixed with fancytails and goldfish .Just mutts be still pretty
     
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    Thanks. I was told that its about 5 yrs old, didn't realise they can change colour later in life?
     
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    All fish can change color ,mine do a few changes during the change in water temperature
     
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    What a beautiful fish !
     
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    I wouldn't call it a color change necessarily but more of a color enhancement, if that makes sense? Goldfish can get washed out and the colors can look faded if the water quality or food quality is not the best.
     
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    Really catches the eye when it turns and light catches the scales.
     
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    We all go a bit pale if under the weather lol!
     
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    My Shbunkins are both long fins
     
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    It’s Shubunkin. I had a good 40 in my pond for 15 yrs. they get metallic and range in colors. Mine had beautiful long tails. We’re decent in size as well. They bred with my koi one year which was insane to me. I ended up with black metallic fish. They were gorgeous. Just rarely seen lol
     
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