What's your favorite fish in your pond and why?

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    Nepen

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    My favorite is a tie between the two on the right side of the group. I have a love/hate relationship to the red/white one just because I think it's so interesting but also so blend at the same time so I often dont like him but I want to keep him ;) The other is my male shubbie, he has blue underline and quite pretty. Not as interesting 'personality wise' as the red/white one but I like how he looks.

    I'm going to have 3 more watonai coming so my favorite might change...
     
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    @Sunshine - quite a change in color from when she was a baby! I've never seen one with markings across the back like that, very interesting.
     
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    Nepen, Try to get some good pictures of your new fish in the bags before you release them! I like your shubunkin. It's really nice!
    Sunshine, That's a long time to have a fish. I'm sure you have a special bond.
     
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    Ha Ha .. I have one like that, her name id Fatty. When I thin out the fish in the spring, I always tell people they can't have my fatty .. lol She's so slow and wobbly, she's an easy catch.


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    I think it called Blue Opal fromBlackwater koi farm :) I didnt know you have one, very pretty!! I just got one too but doesnt have as many black spots. Sky blue is the one without any black.
     
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    My favourite is 'Bill'.. my Avatar pic, Bought him 18 months ago. 30cm long, and the most expensive fish in the pond, so the Mrs named him after Bill Gates. He's quite tame, and if you dangle your feet in the water he likes to bite peoples toes.
     
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    We have 3 koi in our pond. My favorite is the biggest one. He is very elusive and loves hiding wherever he can in the pond, so I rarely see him (especially now when the pond is iced over)... but when he comes out, he gets really active and swims all over the pond. He's a gorgeous bright orange with just a little bit of black and white mixed in.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I like all of mine, without a favorite it won't be the one to disappear. .....................
     
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    We lost our favorite to the heron last year. It was a comet with a deformed tail that was one of the offspring of the original fish I started with. He was 6 years old and his tail had three fins that formed a triangle and my kids named him Propeller. Stupid bird.
     
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    Mine is the one in my profile pic. German scaleless pure white. I hate winter, my kids named it Snow. :-/
     
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    Here it is. Still trying to figure out if it's make or female. :)
     

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    I agree, while the board is so slow, why not share some pics of our favorite (s)
    This is my favorite koi, his name is Squalo (Italian for shark) he just turned 5 this Fall
    He's not very colorful but he rules the pond! I love everything about him!
    I was afraid that he'd lose the swirls with age, but he hasn't changed at all, just got larger
    Pics are from last year

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    97E96A68-356E-40D3-A054-80381E213140.jpeg 34F8C685-5056-4C86-BD0F-6CA0A5DA0E19.jpeg B047D49C-5B1A-4A9B-930B-B922602C00C1.jpeg 5D4E4768-09E7-4BD3-B89A-AE129D610284.jpeg Of course Donald and Hillary...... Then I got another one I call Petey (Little Raschels Fame) even though Petey is "Butt Ugly" those three will be with us as long as they are alive or Sarah and I
     
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    @Jimmy Gibson I think Petey is a beautiful butterfly, how old is he?
    My butterfly koi are going through the "Puppy Ugly" where the body grows way too fast for the fins to keep up, but in a few years, when they slow down growing and grow more fins they'll go back being as beautiful as they were when they were 6-9 inches long
     
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    Gemma. Great idea to revive this thread. It's interesting that it goes all the way back to 2010. My favorite old fish is still my sarasa comet that I liked in 2014. That fish has been through a lot with me including multiple pond rebuilds, moving, and everything else going on the last 8 years. My Lemon Hariwake is my new favorite fish. The comet is on the far left upper part, and you can't miss the Hariwake because it wants to be in every pic!
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    D7698F1A-9C5B-4FD6-BCAF-2DE26650753B.jpeg favorite fish. The red head tancho ranchu...
     
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    My favorites are my 12 year old comet, one of the remaining three musketeers (who use to be all orange and is slowly turning white), and my 11 year old koi, peachy keen, aka, scar face.
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    I have you to thank, I wouldn't have seen it if you hadn't revived it first!
    I think this thread is one of those threads that should be revived every once in a while! It gives new members a chance to post their favorites, and existing members can post updates
    Your Hariwake is beautiful! ...I wouldn't even bother finishing the top of the pond since you're gonna want to dig it deeper
    @cas lol the first picture looks right in theme with Halloween! smmonster.gif

    I look at the pics I posted ...I seriously need to take better pictures!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I refuse to post fave fish as first thing will happen is the demise of the poor thing. Just sayin :rolleyes:
    Love all you guys's fishy beauties! May they R.I.P................just kidding :whistle:
     
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    I believe we manifest our thoughts, so I choose positive thinking. smhappydance.gif
     
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