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goshiki koi

Goshiki. Goshiki was created in 1918 by breeding Asagi with Kohaku koi. translation of Goshiki is “five colors” and this koi truly shows a rainbow of colors. The black, blue, and grey colors appear in a reticulation, or a netted pattern, across the white and red and Kohaku like body.

The name Goshiki literally means “five-colored,”referring to the white, red, light blue, dark blue, and black coloration of these koi.

There may even be a sixth color evident, when a blue area is overlaid by black, creating a purple shade.
There is considerable variability between the koi of this group.

The traditional form is relatively dark in color, but over recent years, some strains have been developed on much more colorful lines.

Goshiki is now generally classified with Koromo, but were traditionally included in the Kawarimono

Koromo Koi
Koromo koi fish are sure to stand out in a Japanese koi pond or water garden because of its unusual colors. The Koromo are white koi fish with a Kohaku pattern of Hi and blue or black edging on just the red scales. This feature earned Koromo the title of ‘robed-koi’. Koromo literally means ‘robed‘ in Japanese.

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Koromo are excellent koi and one to stand out in a pond. Kormo, meaning clothes or robe in Japanese, have a beautiful Hi (red) pattern of Kohaku

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White, Red, Black, Blue, and Dark Blue Koi
The base color of this variety is white and the fins are generally white and free of any pigment. The pattern markings on Goshiki are red, or Hi. The scales develop blue colors and a black outlining, or reticulation (net pattern).

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A high quality Goshiki koi should have a well-balanced Kohaku pattern of Hi, as well as gray or blue scales with consistent reticulation on all of its scales.

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The Goshiki featured here, was bred by Mr. Kuniyasu Hiroi of Oguriyama, Niigata, and raised by Mr. Katsuhiko Tashiro. “When selecting young Goshiki,” says Mr. Hiroi, ” I look for a those that have little or no sumi – the ones that look like Kohaku.

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Goshiki may be found in butterfly koi as well as standard fin type. Giobel Koi Center Koi Farm is a breeder of Japanese Goshiki variety koi.

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White, Red, Black, Blue, and Dark Blue Koi Goshiki koi have been called peacock koi. The term peacock koi refers to the five colors on the body of the koi. The base color of this variety is white and the fins are generally white and free of any pigment.

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Goshiki koi have been called peacock koi. The term peacock koi refers to the five colors on the body of the koi. The base color of this variety is white and the fins are generally white and free of any pigment. The pattern markings on Goshiki are red, or Hi.

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Common Causes for Koi Color Loss: · Poor water quality · Poor nutrition (low quality feed) · Stress · Predator attacks · Injury, Parasites, or sickness

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Minuma Koi Farm breeds the Minuma Goshiki and is located in Saitama Prefecture, close to Japan’s capital Tokyo. The farm has ponds in two separate prefectures

Goshiki was created in 1918 by breeding Asagi with Kohaku koi. translation of Goshiki is “five colors” and this koi truly shows a rainbow of colors.

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Kenichi Wada
This time we interviewed Mr. Kenichi Wada of the Minuma Koi Farm, which is famous for their Goshiki breeding. The Goshiki variety has been gaining popularity, as has the Gosanke and Shiro Utsuri varieties, due to their distinct Hi patterns.

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Author: Giovanni Carlo

I am a koi fish keeper and breeder a husband of beautiful wife Maybel and beautiful daughter May Carl I have been in fish keeping hobby for over 35 years. Like many kids in the 80's We catch fish in the rivers and canals and kept it in the "pasong" local visayan name for pond. or a large mayo bottle since We don't have aquariums yet on that time. decades later their is a small petshop open in my place and that starts me from buying aquarium and fishes that are sold in the pet store decades later start growing goldfish and koi fish until today.

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