Kohaku - Taishō Sanshoku (or Taisho Sanke) - Shōwa Sanshoku (or Showa Sanke) - Chagoi - Asagi - Utsurimono - Bekko - Goshiki - Shūsui - Kinginrin - Kawarimono - Ōgon - Kumonryū - Ochiba - Koromo - Hikari-moyomono - Kikokuryū - Kin-Kikokuryū - Ghost koi - Butterfly koi - Doitsu-goi - Platinum - Yamabuki - Doitsu-goi
Most of the varieties of Koi fish have been with us for about 200 years. Different Koi varieties are separated by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Major colors include red, black, white, yellow, cream and blue. Possible colors are pretty much limitless, but breeders have identified certain categories they consider pleasing to the eye, and of course, the marketplace also dictates color popularity.
Breeders continue to develop new koi varieties. Developed in 1980s, Ghost koi has metallic looking scales. While Butterfly koi, also developed couple of decades ago, have long, flowing fins.
Among the well known varieties of Koi, Kohaku is probably the most popular. Japanese translation for kohaku is red and white, like her colors. On the other hand, Asagi is pale blue with an orange-red belly color. Ogon is usually gold or orange, sometimes it can be found to have cream color, but those are rare. Ogon means gold in Japanese. Popular Utsuri fish is black with white, red or yellow markings. Bekko koi can be white, yellow or red. It has black markings on its body. Ochiba is a light blue koi with yellow markings. Ochiba is often translated as fallen leaves.
The beauty and hardiness of Japanese Koi fish have made them favorite of pond owners all over the world. We offer a wide variety of Koi.
Koi fish are beautiful, colorful fish that are viewed as symbols of love and friendship. They are found all over the world, except in extremely cold regions. Due to the mild climate, in the San Francisco Bay Area Koi fish can thrive in garden ponds. As long as they are protected from predators, they can live a fine, long life.
Koi are originally from Japan and are largely imported from Malaysia. Over the years, they have been distributed worldwide. Imported Koi vary in color and pattern - red and white, tricolor, platinum, and gold metallic are the most common color forms available. While Koi can live longer than 200 years, their typical lifespan is 25 to 35 years.