Jan 14
2013

Black Koi with Red Markings, Hi Utsuri Koi. Just like it is described, a black koi with red or orange markings. The back cluttering up the red pattern is not so desirable. Over the years this koi’s pattern has become better defined. I am anticipating this fish getting better year after year. Once again, beauty
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Jan 14
2013

Platinum Doitsu Ogon Koi, Scaleless White Metallic Koi. Platinum= White. Doitsu= Scaleless. Ogon= One color metallic or not. That is alot to say about a purely white fish, that is scaleless, with or without a metallic shine. This one happens to have a nice sheen to it thanks to good water quality provided by Bacta-Pur and
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Jan 14
2013

Grey and Brown Koi, Ochiba Shigure. Ochiba Shigure or leaves on the water. A blue or grey bodied koi with brown markings resembling “leaves on the water”. This koi measures over 20 inches long and has a healthy appetite. The markings on this koi are mostly on its side which doesn’t do much for pond
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Jan 14
2013

Kin Kikokuryu, I think. Any help identifying this gal would be of great help. I am stumped. Any suggestions? Regardless of  its name this fish is colorful, the red glows against the black bottom pond. This koi is about 11 inches long and also eats right from your hand.



Jan 14
2013

Silver Metalic Koi with Pincone Scales. Gin Matsuba. Silver metallic koi with pine cone scales. Gin= Silvery, Matsuba= Black center to scales. Leaving a pinecone like appearance to the koi. The scales are laying flat on the body of the koi, do not confuse the term pinecone with the disease dropsy. Dropsy is a condition
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Jan 14
2013

Sanke. A white koi with black and red markings.  The Sanke Koi is easy to define. The Sanke has a predominately white body, with red and black markings on it.  The clearer the markings are defined without the colors running or bleeding together the better. Obviously some Sanke are better marked than others, but this Sanke is enjoying life
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Jan 14
2013

Orenjii Muji. Orenjii Muji or all orange koi (including fins) look like a giant goldfish. These fish are non metallic. This koi is over 17 inches long and will handfeed. Using the Japanese naming scheme can be confusing, but can be fun when talking “shop” with other pond owners and koi keepers. It is as much about the beauty
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