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Pond fish identification #1
Hi,
I inherited a fish pond 8 years ago and all is going well.
I know I have koi and golden orfe, but do not know what the other fish are.
Can anyone identify them for me please.
I have atached a photo of some of them.
I live near south Milton Keynes and wonder if any other members live near by.
Regards,
Sheels.

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  • Posted on: 2/7/2007 10:14
Re: Pond fish identification #2
Hi Sheels, welcome to FK

I can't see your picture for some reason can you describe the fish? There aren't many types of pond fish available so it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

I don't live too far from you, I'm near Huntingdon so I'm about an hour away. My husband plays hockey in MK.
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Re: Pond fish identification #3
Hi there,
thanks for replying so quickly.
I atached a photo but didnt think it got sent. I did uplodad it.

Have you sent photos, if so please let me know how.

I have some whopping big black fish, they look a bit like koi but are all black and look about 12 to 16 inches or more.
I think they have bread as there are about 40 baby ones around 6 inches long. I think three years old.
Also 2 black orange and white fish about 9 inches with fan tail.
And more.
Regards,
Sheels.
PS I tried to put smileys at the top of my note but I think they all came out on the bottom. any tips on using smileys.

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Re: Pond fish identification #4
Koi come in several different colours including black so they are likely to be koi. Do they have barbels (whiskers) like the other koi?

Yeah, for some reason if you click on the smileys they always appear at the bottom, I just type the codes normally ie : - D (without the spaces) is
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Re: Pond fish identification #5
I think I have a black koi, but it has a silver sheen and is the same colour all over.
Here is a picture of him (I dont have a clue about there sex) and another of the big black fish which I keep calling catfish, dont ask me why.
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Re: Pond fish identification #6
I would they say are carp, but instead of being Koi i suggest there are very dark ghost carp or common or mirror carp, like the ones you get out of lakes.
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Re: Pond fish identification #7
Thanks for the advice.
I have tried to send you a picky, hope you get it.
Its the one on the right I am trying to identify and I think you are right.
If I want to get rid of them, what would you suggest?
Regards
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Re: Pond fish identification #8
The one on the right in the centre of the first picture?

Best way to get rid of them is try in a classified sections of news papers and on here as well and and failuring that try ur local aquatic store.
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Re: Pond fish identification #9
Hi there just to confirm with you that the two black looking fish are definatly carp and i believe these maybe closer to natural wild common carp as their body shape differs to that of the Koi. Fish that large are probably going to be worth £40 each. Alternatively contact your local carp fishery and they may be interested in them.
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Re: Pond fish identification #10
Wurzel, Its unwise to put any fish, which has been in any onamental system straight into a coarse water system, there would be a big increase of diseases etc. on the immune system of the introduced oranamental fish. Also due to the KHV problems of last summer, every few places are willing to take fish from unknown people.