Pics of the baby koi and the 2 orfe :D

Discussion in 'Koi' started by platy ben, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    I realized today I haven't posted pics of these since I got them!

    I've now had these guys for just over 4 months and most of them have atleast doubled in size :D

    There is 2 ways to look at their tank.
    You can either go negative and say "ewww.... look at all that algae!!"
    OR
    Positive, which I do :p, and say "The pond they are going in won't be squecky clean and the koi love rooting around in algae anyway! :D"

    In the tank now there are:
    2 orfe
    5 ghost koi
    1 orange ghost
    1 white ghost

    I spent forever trying to get a decent pic of the orange ghost because he is my favourite! :D
    See if you can spot the 2 siblings ;)
    Look at the little cutey begging! :p
     

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    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
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    platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    The pic with the siblings is in this batch ;)
     

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    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Oh and just for comparison, this is the orange guy 4 months ago :)
     

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  4. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Aw, they're so cute! I've never heard of orfe. What are they?
     
  5. gremlin

    gremlin Well Known Member Member

    The Orfe is another member of the Cyprinid family. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ide_(fish)

    I love your babies. They are so cute. I wish my inside tank had that much algae - my plecos and cae would love it! You probably don't need to feed the baby koi very often with all that wonderful algae available to them.
     
  6. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning PlatyBen:;hi2

    Love the algae and you have some beautiful fish! Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Ken
     
  7. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

    :eek: That's the most algae I've ever seen in my whole fishkeeping life! LOL It looks like an algae haven! I've never seen koi babies too. Thanks so much for sharing, Platy Ben! :;hf
     
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    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    @ BB: Orfe are excellent fish :D I used to have 4 which were getting close to 2 feet long in my pond, I gave them to my cousin for his huge field pond, they are now about 3 foot, he caught one while fishing the other day! Orfe grow pretty quick too. These 2 will be going to my grandad, he has a pond about as big as mine with about 8 orfe in :D

    @ gremlin: I feed them twice a week, crushed koi pellets :)

    Thanks all for the comments :D
    And glad to hear you all 'like' the algae ;) lol
     
  9. Betta/Horse lover

    Betta/Horse lover Well Known Member Member

    Awww there so cute!I kinda liked the alge.
     
  10. ayelie

    ayelie Well Known Member Member

    Awwwww they are all soooooo cute. Great pics


    Good luck with all the babies.
     
  11. emanluke

    emanluke Valued Member Member

    Not again! I keep clicking on all of the Koi threads, fully aware that I'll see them and my desire to run out into my backyard with a shovel will hit me again. :nono:

    Anyways, wonderful pics! I really like the little orange guy. Good luck with all of them! :)
     
  12. FishHobbiest

    FishHobbiest Well Known Member Member

    Wow my Pleco could live in that tank lol
     
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    platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Haha thanks guys :p

    Your kinda late posting though ;) lol.
    All of these little guys are out in the pond and are about 3 times as big as they were now lol.
     




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