Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
JessicaandMarshall

See-through Fish (white)

Recommended Posts

I have two all white fish, and one mostly white with some red markings.

Whitie the Ryukin, is pure solid white.

Kuchibeni, the common is mostly white, but he has a pink glow, he is a really light pink with red markings,

and lastly the little white koi I got a few days ago, is a solid white with a faint pinkish glow.

But I can see inside of him/her! I see something, I want to say it's his stomach, but fish do not have stomachs do they? A swim bladder maybe?? Why can I see that?

Whitie is white, why can I not see inside her? (not that I want to, it's kind of gross).

I remember when I was little we had a fish we could see in, I can't remember if it was the guppy, or the baby the guppy had. I was really little.

But this white koi reminded me of that.

So any ideas? Is it just his colour? Will his colour darken or scales thicken or something, so that I can't see his swim bladder or whatever that actually is?

ps he is not albino, his eyes are black.

Jessica

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

im not positive but i think that the only reason you can see what you see is because of the amount of skin/muscle your looking through is thin. kind of like when you take a small flashlight and shine it through the web of skin in between your fingers. the thicker it is, the less "red" you see. as your koi grows his skin/muscle will become thicker and you will see less and less of his insides. i could be wrong. there might be some kind of crazy breed of koi that you can see through. probably not. although, that would be pretty wild to have a see through koi! :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you. I hope it's skin grows thicker fast. I don't like the view of it's swim bladder or whatever organ that actually is :P

I meant to ask about this when I got him.

Thanks Toothless.

Jessica

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah, i can see why youd be kinda grossed-out by it. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see thru baby fish when I look under a bright light. also many shubunkins are somewhat translucent. ever seen one with red gills thru the flaps? I can see the guts too and its not gross, its cool :rofl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where my Telescope Eye is orange with a big white stripe on his body, where his back arches he is white, and I can see a pinkish color. I think it is just what happens with white goldfish where there skin is tight and the light is on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...