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Brandon T
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What kind of fish do i have?
« on: April 23, 2008, 01:49:55 PM »

okay, my dad gave my son a fish tank and fish a year ago. he got the fish from walmart. he gave my son a sucker fish, a few goldfish and this silver fish. i have been unable to find out what kind of fish the silver one is. he looks kinda catfishesh. he his now 5 times his size. he has long fins like a beta but not a beta. he has flaps were his nose would be. wiskers but not a flat head. if i can find out how to show a picture i will.

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Jx
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Re: What kind of fish do i have?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 05:07:50 PM »

To me it looks like a silver butterfly koi
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Izzy
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Re: What kind of fish do i have?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 09:41:33 AM »

The silver fish is a koi, and they need a much MUCH larger tank, (hundreds of gallons), but an outdoor pond would be best.
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asorvia
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Re: What kind of fish do i have?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 07:27:45 PM »

You are lucky enough to have the common version of a silver dragon koi.
these fish are characteristic because they have little whisker/protrusions around their mouths that some think look like little curly beards. (i always laugh when i think of a bearded fish)
their fins are elegant and flow well with current, but also are distinctly and very well controllable by the koi. the dorsal fin is small and low, yet somewhat able to be raised. the anal fin is very straight, but the fin membrane in it is skirt like and wavy. what gives your fish away is the tail-dragon koi have that specific rolling lyre tail pattern that is seen as a very simplistic, living art form. there are two lobes to the tail, a top and a bottom that are usually rounded.he middle of the fin is very fluid in motion and also very beautiful to watch. the coloration also can be a hint. the common variety of dragon koi have a few round, dark patches divided in half across the top of the fish and most times, the dorsal fin.
the rare version of your fish have the same features, but they are much more pronounced and have a guaranteed family history.
although a koi, the common variety do not get as large as the rarer ones, and therefore will be suited to a decently sized pond or a 180+ gallon tank
again, beautiful.
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Cheetah
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Re: What kind of fish do i have?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 07:38:38 PM »

That's a beautiful tank  Grin
I hope to have a similar setup myself.
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Fleabie
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Re: What kind of fish do i have?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 09:01:16 AM »

Think about building a pond or selling it to someone with a pond, as this fish will get big quickly and will probably suffer in a fish tank. Koi are simply too big for aquariums, unless they are truly enormous tanks.
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AZriverrat
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Re: What kind of fish do i have?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 03:15:30 AM »

KOI!
I love Koi! I have 2 babies that will go to our future pond. (soon I hope, as they are currently in a 20 gallon tank and growing fast)
I get a kick out of how expressive their faces are. My smallest one was hiding behind a plant while I snapped photos...then poked his head out around the corner towards me as if to say "Are you still there"?
TOO CUTE!
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