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VARIANT Some people will call it a koi (gold marble blushing varinat) regardless of the presence or absence of orange coloration, basing the name on the genotype more rather than the on the presence of orange coloration.  (For the sake of simplicity, the terminology “gold marble blushing” and “koi” are used interchangeably on this page.) W

VARIANT Some people will call it a koi (gold marble blushing varinat) regardless of the presence or absence of orange coloration, basing the name on the genotype more rather than the on the presence of orange coloration. (For the sake of simplicity, the terminology “gold marble blushing” and “koi” are used interchangeably on this page.) W

Blushing  The term “blushing” refers to a pink circular area over the gills in fry and young juveniles.  The gill plate is translucent, so the bright red of oxygenated blood in the gill area shows through as pink.  The gill plate often become opaque as the angelfish matures, and the pink blushing characteristic may no longer be visible.   However other characteristics can be used to identify an adult blushing angelfish.   Unlike the ghost phenotype the fins of a blushing angelfish show no…

Blushing The term “blushing” refers to a pink circular area over the gills in fry and young juveniles. The gill plate is translucent, so the bright red of oxygenated blood in the gill area shows through as pink. The gill plate often become opaque as the angelfish matures, and the pink blushing characteristic may no longer be visible. However other characteristics can be used to identify an adult blushing angelfish. Unlike the ghost phenotype the fins of a blushing angelfish show no…

Angel fish types - Guide to help identifyWild-type angelfish are typically described in two ways, "wild" and "silver". The term "wild" indicates that the fish was either caught wild or is the offspring of a wild caught angelfish. This term is usually used until the offspring become less than 25% wild at which point their designation becomes "silver". The term "silver" describes an anglefish which contains only wild type genes (no mutations) however was not caught in the wild and is…

Angel fish types - Guide to help identifyWild-type angelfish are typically described in two ways, "wild" and "silver". The term "wild" indicates that the fish was either caught wild or is the offspring of a wild caught angelfish. This term is usually used until the offspring become less than 25% wild at which point their designation becomes "silver". The term "silver" describes an anglefish which contains only wild type genes (no mutations) however was not caught in the wild and is…

Angel fish types -  distribution of color follows the pattern seen a smokey.  The front (anterior) of the body is lighter than the rest of the body, and shows some of the brown coloration typical of a smokey, although darker than in a smokey.  The rear (posterior) of the body and the dorsal fin, anal fin, and tail are dark, nearly black in coloration, with a distinct lace pattern showing in the fins and tail.  As in a smokey, the demarcation between the lighter colored anterior of the…

Angel fish types - distribution of color follows the pattern seen a smokey. The front (anterior) of the body is lighter than the rest of the body, and shows some of the brown coloration typical of a smokey, although darker than in a smokey. The rear (posterior) of the body and the dorsal fin, anal fin, and tail are dark, nearly black in coloration, with a distinct lace pattern showing in the fins and tail. As in a smokey, the demarcation between the lighter colored anterior of the…

Angel fish types - a smokey lace, in which the distribution of color is similar (although darker) to that of a smokey, in the smokey black, the dark coloration covers the entire body.  An attractive and distinct lace pattern can be seen in the dorsal and anal fins and in the tail.   Smokey Black Blushing As with a black blushing, the color will be a smooth velvety black, and thus this phenotype may be referred to as smokey black velvet.

Angel fish types - a smokey lace, in which the distribution of color is similar (although darker) to that of a smokey, in the smokey black, the dark coloration covers the entire body. An attractive and distinct lace pattern can be seen in the dorsal and anal fins and in the tail. Smokey Black Blushing As with a black blushing, the color will be a smooth velvety black, and thus this phenotype may be referred to as smokey black velvet.

Angel fish types -  Smokey Pearlscale  he pearlscale trait does not alter the expression of color of the smokey phenotype, but alters the shape and alignment of the scales resulting in the scales being more reflective of light.  This gives the angelfish a glossier appearance.  Smokey Marble The resultant offspring of pairing a smokey with a marble.

Angel fish types - Smokey Pearlscale he pearlscale trait does not alter the expression of color of the smokey phenotype, but alters the shape and alignment of the scales resulting in the scales being more reflective of light. This gives the angelfish a glossier appearance. Smokey Marble The resultant offspring of pairing a smokey with a marble.

Angel fish types - Guide to help identify Smokey Blue Koi (Smokey Gold Marble Blushing)  n some cases the pigmentation resulting from the gold marble mutation can be seen as darker spots on the smokey background, however this does not occur in all cases.

Angel fish types - Guide to help identify Smokey Blue Koi (Smokey Gold Marble Blushing) n some cases the pigmentation resulting from the gold marble mutation can be seen as darker spots on the smokey background, however this does not occur in all cases.