The photo above is that of a Koi (Japanese carp). This one is a Goromo - one of the many different varieties of Koi . One of my first and certainly not my last.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Koi Spawn in my pond?

The population of small fishes in my lily pond is increasing and increasing. I spotted some additional baby fishes amongst the comet goldfishes that spawn a few months back. This time, the new babies looks like Koi!

They are still quite small so it is high to tell. In terms of coloration, 2 of them shows signs of metallic ogon coloration, one even with slight gin-rin coloration. Also the body shape is slimmer, with larger head compared to body size and they swim faster. So I think they are not goldfishes.  I have only 2 Koi in my lily pond amongst the comets. One shiro utsuri and one platinum ogon. These are likely their off-springs. I will try to take some photos when I have some free time at home next week.

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