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Types Of Koi


Fin Types

  • Butterfly

    Butterfly Koi are a hybrid of koi and Asian carp with long flowing fins. Various colorations depend on the koi stock used to cross. It also is considered by some to not be nishikigoi.
  • Short Fin

    Short Fin Koi are ...

Koi Types

  • Asagi

    Fully scaled, non metallic, ancestry Koi with a bluish black scale pattern. Some red on cheeks, flanks and pectoral fins.
  • Bekko

    A variation of black Sanke type markings on a white, red, or yellow base.
  • Chagoi

    Tea-colored. This Koi can range in color from pale olive-drab green or brown to copper or bronze and more recently, darker, subdued orange shades. Famous for its docile, friendly personality and large size, it is considered a sign of good luck among koi keepers.
  • Doitsu

    Koi with no scales other than enlarged scales along the lateral line and two lines running either side of the dorsal fin.
  • Ghost

    A hybrid of Ogon and wild carp with metallic scales, is considered by some to be not nishikigoi.
  • Gin Matsuba

  • Ginrin Kohaku

  • Goromo

  • Goshiki

    A dark koi with red (Kohaku style) hi pattern. The Japanese name means "five colors." It appears similar to an Asagi, with little or no hi below the lateral line and a Kohaku Hi pattern over reticulated (fishnet pattern) scales. The base color can range from nearly black to very pale, sky blue
  • Hikari

  • Hikari Utsuri

    This is a metallic Showa and Utsurimono x Ogon cross.
  • Hikarimoyo

    A class for all multicolored metallic Koi except Utsuri and Showa.
  • Hikarimuji

    A single colored metallic Koi included in the Ogon Ancestry.
  • Kawarimono

    Is a class of non-metallic Koi not included in any other group. They can be scaleless (Doitsu) or Fully scaled. Metallic (Gin-Rin) or nonmetallic. Of one or more colors. These tends to be extremely friendly and can grow up to 36 inches within five years!
  • Kin-Gin-Rin / Gin-Rin

    Koi with highly reflective gold and/or silver scales. Different than Metallic scales where the color comes from reflective pigment, these gold and silver scales actually have a sparkling deposit on the scale itself. If the sparkling deposit it's is heavy enough, the scale will be slightly embossed or raised similar to pearl like bumps.
  • Kohaku

    Kohaku are White Koi with red (hi) markings.
    These are the most sought after variety in the world. No two Kohaku are alike.
    Patterns may be delicate and flowery (Komoyo) or bold and imposing (omoyo).
    This variety tends to dominate the major awards in shows.
    Consider good body shape, skin quality, and attractive color patterns.
  • Koromo

    This is a cross between Kohaku and Asagi.
  • Kujaku

  • KikokuryĆ«

    Literally "nine tattooed dragons" is a black doitsu-scaled fish with curling white markings. The patterns are thought to be reminiscent of Japanese ink paintings of dragons. They famously change color with the seasons.
  • Ochiba

  • Orenji Ogon

  • Platinum Ogon

  • Sanke

    "Three color". White Koi with red and black markings.
    This is a cross between a Kohaku (White Koi with red (hi) markings) and a Shiro Bekko (all white Koi with black (Sanke) markings).
    Not to be confused with a Showa.
  • Showa

    Black Koi with red and white markings. This is a cross between a Ki Utsuri ( Black koi with yellow markings) And a Kohaku (White Koi with red (hi) markings).
  • Shusui

    These Koi are a cross between Asagi and German carp with enlarged scales in the dorsal surface and lateral lines.
  • Tancho

    Circular red spot on the head. No other red on the body.
  • Tancho Sanke

  • Unique Special

  • Utsuri

  • Utsurimono

    Black Koi with white, red, or yellow markings. Whether these koi are descendants of Showa (Black Koi with red and white markings), or from Magoi lineage (ancestral black carp from which all Koi were developed), either way they are indeed beautiful fish.
  • Yamabuki Ogon



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