Common Koi Types

Few of Common Nishikigoi Types

  • Asagi (ah’ sah gee) – Blue koi with a red belly, the primary pattern is the Fukurin that appears as a light net pattern over an indigo base, clear white head, may have Motoaka.
  • Budo Goromo – A koi with a purplish, grape like pattern on its white body.
  • Chagoi (cha’ goy) – Brownish tea coloured, scaled koi (blue grey are Soragoi and greenish are Midorigoi).
  • Kohaku (coh’ ha coo) – White koi with red patches.
  • Kujaku (coo-jah coo) – Means peacock – Kohaku pattern over Gin Matsuba, metallic Goshiki.Kumonryu (ku mohn’ drue) – Means dragon, Doitsu black koi with random white patterns, patterns change continuously until mature.
  • Platinum Ogon – A metallic white koi, also known as Purachina.
  • Shiro Utsuri – A black koi with white markings.
  • Showa (show’ wah) – Short for Showa Sanshoku, a black koi with red and white patches.Shusui (shoe’ swee) – Means autumn colour, a Doitsu Asagi, blue koi with red on the belly and up the sides, clear white head with an indigo or black row of scales on either side of the dorsal fin, may have Motoaka and Hi in the dorsal fin.
  • Shusui – Doitsu Asagi.
  • Taisho Sanshoku (tie’ show san’ show coo) – Proper name for Sanke or Taisho Sanke.
  • Tancho (tahn’ ch-oh) – Means red cap, koi whose only Hi is the round spot on the head, similar to red circle in middle of Japanese flag or a Tancho Crane.

By Blogger KoiLover

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