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Default Re: What type of fish is this?

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It looks like a Koi fish to me. People will release their Koi and goldfish in local ponds when they don't want them anymore instead of flushing them down the toilet or giving them away.
That reminds me, years ago Warmwater Fly Fishing Magazine (anyone remember that one?) had an article on fishing in Florida. They were catching oscars that were pets people had released.
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Default Re: What type of fish is this?

This fish is a butterfly mirror koi... A little football shaped, but an old fish for sure!

Koi get much larger than goldfish and can get bigger than that.

Goldfish do not have the same terminal mouth as koi do.
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Default Re: What type of fish is this?

From a technical stand point, that is a Butterfly Koi. They breed them for the fins to flow like such.
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This fish is a butterfly mirror koi... A little football shaped, but an old fish for sure!

Koi get much larger than goldfish and can get bigger than that.

Goldfish do not have the same terminal mouth as koi do.
Thanks guys. I guess my original thought was true, that the mouth was not one of a goldfish.

Beautiful fish though.
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Default Re: What type of fish is this?

Ive seen ONE in a group of carp, quite easy to spot, not so easy to catch
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Default Re: What type of fish is this?

It's been my experience that pet fish in larger aquariums will grow larger than the same species in a small tank. Given the right temperature and available food supply, they can get huge. That guy must have been very with his environment.
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Default Re: What type of fish is this?

Looks like catfish bait to me!
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