Koi Varieties

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Kohaku
An ornamental Koi that has white and red markings across the body is called Koraku. Any variety that contains a red and a white pattern is evaluated or examined of the Kohaku pattern.

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Doitsu
Doitsu is a Koi with few or no scales. They are german carp that are scaleless. There may be many scales along the lateral or no scales at all. It is an old, yet a new group of variety in Koi history.

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Taisho Snake
Taisho snake is the highest quality koi, originated from Japan and imported from Asia. Pure snowy white is adorned the body along with red and black marks on the fins and all over the body. Sanke Koi are a part of “Gosanke” which includes “The three families” which also includes “Kohaku” and “Showa”

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Tancho
Elegant, gorgeous, and beautiful are the words when Tancho comes into our minds.
Tancho is snowy white in color with a HI marking on their heads. The positioning of the HI marking is very important and has to be equally proportioned to the head.

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Bekko
A Bekko is a variety of a koi fish, “Amirgurumi Softie” A bekko is about 18 centimeters

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Shusui
Shusui is the scaleless version of Asagi. They do not have a net pattern and their only scales will be a single row along the dorsal line

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Asagi
Asagi is one of the oldest breeds among the beautiful koi. Asagi offspring tends to be a spitting image of the Asagi koi. You can easily differentiate or locate an Asagi fish. It is blue on the body and red at the base of the pectoral fins.

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Goshiki
Goshiki is the literal translation of “Five colors”, created in 1918. The black, blue, and grey are in a netted pattern across red and white exhibiting the dazzling features of the koi fish.

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Goromo
Produced by cross breeding of Kohaku with Asagi, Goromo is produced. Due to the crescent markings. Goromo is one of the most distinct and hence is highly valued.

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Kujaku
Kujaku fish is a product of professional breeding. The diverse characteristics of a Kojaku fish will turn your pond in a “showcase of champions”

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Ogon
Ogon means Gold and is been introduced to this world by Mr. Sawata Aoki. Ogon koi
fishes are simple solid one color with a metallic finish. Ogon’s are very popular among all. These Kois shine bright in the pond.

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Platinum
A fish which is solid, having a strong metallic shine on are often referred to as the Platinum Koi belonging to the Hikari Muji group. The body of the Platinum koi fish dazzled and shines all along. Platinum fish can be found in the large rivers and the lakes in Europe and Asia.

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Kikokuryu
Kikokuryo is essentially a metallic Kumonryu, a koi with shinny platinum skin and fins with Sumi colors throughout. The lustrous shine of this koi is important and is more fascinating than Kumonryo.

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Doitsu
Doitsu is a Koi with few or no scales. They are german carp that are scaleless. There may be many scales along the lateral or no scales at all. It is an old, yet a new group of variety in Koi history.