Koi Type II

Asagi is koi fish that the entire body is blue or indigo. Consists of the netting pattern in each scale . Asagi is the origin of Nishikigoi.

Goshiki koi fish that the entire body is blue or indigo (Asagi) that has red pattern (hi) on Asagi ground.

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kohaku is white koi fish with red pattern (hi). Quality of Kohaku determined by white colour, white colour have to really snow-white while red colour have to squeeze bold and condensed. Degradation of Colour between red and white (Kiwa) must be clear.

Tancho Kohaku is white koi fish with red pattern in form of circle of its head.

Inazuma Kohaku iswhite koi fish with red pattern from back part head up to tail. Red pattern to look like thunder. Inazuma mean lightning strike.

Nidan Kohaku is white koi fish by 2 red pattern in its back.

Sandan Kohaku is white koi fish by 3 red pattern in its back.

Yondan Kohaku is white koi fish by 4 red pattern in its back.

Taisho Sanshoku

This koi fish have other name of Taisho Sanke or Sanke. Sanke is white koi fish having red pattern (hi) and black pattern (sumi). Head Sanke do not have own Sumi. Hi there are in back and head, while sumi there are just in back.

Maruten Sanke have red pattern separate above head.

Tancho Sanke have red pattern in its head and black pattern in its back.

sanke don't have sumi in its head.

Showa sanshoku (known as showa)
Showa is black koi fish with red pattern and white pattern.

Hi showa is showa with red pattern more dominant than white pattern.

Kindai showa is showa with white pattern more dominan than red pattern.

Tancho showa has a red spot on the head and a black body with white pattern.

Bekko are yellow, white or red koi fish with black (sumi) markings. There are three type of bekko.

Ki bekko is a yellow koi fish with black pattern.

Shiro bekko is a white koi fish with black markings. It’s like taisho sanke without red pattern.

Aka bekko is a red koi fish with black pattern.

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Genesis Of Koi Fish (Part II)

Carp Fish ( Cyprinus Carpio) in Japan referred as nishikkogoi, nishi mean fish with many colour and goi mean carp fish.

Effort to get new type of koi fish done/conducted by Japan breeder, besides effort to increase quality from koi fish type that founded.

In the year 1875 through long process born new type koi fish, what is named by ASAGI. Asagi represent type of koi fish with dusty blue colour mixed red, red colour there are at body side, side head and the fin.

Same in the year also found type of koi fish which called KI UTSURI. Ki Utsuri represent black colour koi fish that having pattern yellow.

Yielded Tricolour Koi in the year 1912-1926 named by TAISHO SANSHOKU. Afterwards born type of SHOWA SANSHOKU, OGON, GINRIN and also GOSHIKI.
After through long journey born various existing type of koi fish up to now. Various the type koi fish for example SHOWA SANSHOKU, OGON, GINRIN, GOSHIKI.
Community of Koi fish Japan in the year 1904 surprised with appearance of koi fish which don't have scaly. Koi Fish which don't have scaly come from German. By society of this Japan koi fish named by KAGAMI GOI.

Koi Fish which don't have scaly represent result of cross bred between carp fish of Japan by carp fish of Germany. From crossed breed of Kagami Goi will be yielded koi fish with half of body have scaly and half again don't have scaly named by DOITSU NISIKHI GOI.
With the experience, research into, attempt and also the long effort emerge various type of koi fish such as those which we recognize up to this time. type of Koi fish for example Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, Showa Sanshoku, Mono Utsuri, Bekko, Asagi, Shusui, Koromo, Goshiki, Hikari Muji, Hikari Moyo, Hikari Utsuri, Tancho, Kin Ginrin, Doitsu, Mono Kawari etc.

Genesis of KOI FISH

Koi Fish having Latin name Cyprinus Carpio L. included in type of Carp Fish. In Japan referred as Kokugyo that meaning national fish. Genesis of Koi fish have a lot of version. According to Takeo Kuroki in his book entitling KOI, mentioned by that koi fish come from Persian, brought by people of cina step into Japan. In Japan koi fish rapidly grow.

Koi step into Japan of about 200 year ago. breeder of Koi fish in Japan make every effort to increase quality of koi fish. A lot of way of which have been done/conducted until it all about year 1804-1830 yielded by koi fish of single colour of koi fish beside of black colour of koi fish. Single colour of koi fish that yielded is red koi fish, white koi fish and yellow koi fish.

After through long process, finally at about year 1830-1850 all breeder of koi fish made a success of cross bred between red koi fish and white koi fish. Result from cross bred of between red koi fish and white koi fish is white koi fish with red pattern, what is famous by the name of " KOHAKU”.

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