Ogon koi fish

ogon koi fish


A golden koi is defined as “Ogon”


It was bred by Mr. Sawata Aoki and his on in 1946. First he found a koi with golden lines on the back and made it a parent.

He chose the best golden koi one generation after another. In the fourth or the fith generation a Kin Kabuto golden headed koi and a Sakin gold dust koi were breed.

Mating them with a female Shiro-Fuji (White Mt. Fuji) a golden koi was finally bred. Being hybridized with other species, the Ogon is an Origin of many kinds of the Hikarimono.

Sawata Aoki, a Niigata peasant.In 1921, Mr. Sawata was walking along a mountain path toward the river, carrying his lunch, when he met up with a boy who had caught a carp with golden scales on its flanks.

Sawata was so deeply impressed that he bought the fish at the first price asked.

He spawned the fish and selected from the offspring the ones with the most golden color.

After four or five generations, he had produced ones with golden heads, silvery heads, and other varieties.

He purchased more breeding stock until he became too poor.He wanted a new breed known as gin-fuji, but the price was 60 yen, the cost of a large bag of rice.

That was too expensive for him.If he had bought the fish, his family would have gone hungry.

Knowing her father’s troubles, his daughter left home to work as a health nurse for six months.

Upon returning home, she gave her father her salary of 60 yen to purchase the parent fish.

From the spawnings that followed, two ogon with an entirely golden, shiny body were produced.

“It was just after the end of the war World War II) and food was scanty, however, his family supported him to feed the koi by reducing their own food.

In spite of rain or wind, Mr.Sawata went to and from the pond with an empty stomach to feed the koi with locusts that he had caught and crushed with his teeth.

After many years of effort, at the age of 74, he finally succeeded in producing the ogon.

Points for appreciation

  1. The head should be brightly golden
  2. Its scale has golden trimmings. If a fish has these scales spreading on the abdominal region, too the fish is valuable.
  3. The pectoral fins should be shiny.
  4. The fish should be well-figured.
  5. As the temperature rises golden color is apt to become dark. A fish of which golden color does not get dark even in the summer is a good fish
  6. IN the case of the “Doitsu-Ogon” it should have neatly lined scales without a redundant scale.




A silver Hikarimono is called “Nezu-Ogon”. In Japanese “Nezumi (mouse)iro (color) means grey. “Nezu-Ogon” is shortened word of “Nezumi-Ogon” A whitish Nezu-Ogon is Shiro-Ogon


Platinum Ogon
Platinum Ogon

In 1963 Mr. Tado Yoshioka of Uozu city-bred a koi as shiny as platinum, mating a Ki-goi with a Nezu-Ogon.


Yamabuki Ogon
Yamabuki Ogon

It was bred by Masoka in 1957, a Ki-goi and an Ogon being mated. The fish shines like pure gold.


It is an orange Hikarimono which was first bred in 1956




It is red Hikarimono. The points for appreciating Plati-num Ogon and Hi-Ogon are the same as those of the Ogon.

It is especially important that their heads are clear and their scales have shiny trimmings.

Kin-Matsuba (Matsuba-Ogon), Gin-Matsuba

Kin Matsuba
Kin Matsuba

In 1960 Mr. Eizaburo Mano bred a Kin-Matsuba by mating a Matsuba with an Ogon Every scale is brilliantly embossed. The Matsuba with platinum texture is “Gin-Matsuba”

Gin Matsuba
Gin Matsuba
Matsuba Ogon doitsu
Matsuba Ogon doitsu


It is the Ogon of the Doitsu family.


Platinum Doitsu Leather Carp
Platinum Doitsu Leather Carp

It is the Platinum-Ogon of the Doitsu family

Platinum Doitsu mirror carp
Platinum Doitsu mirror carp


Orange Doitsu Ogon
Orange Doitsu Ogon

It is the Orange-Ogon of the Doitsu family


mizuho ogon
mizuho ogon


It is the Orange-Ogon with shiny black scales on the back.

Kin-Kabuto, Gin-Kabuto


A hoe-shaped pattern shines golden or silver on the head of a black carp.  Scales on the black body have golden or silver trimmings.

It is rubbish of the Ogon, Most of these kind are culled and thrown away.

Kinbo, Ginbo

Kinbo ogon

These are also rubbish of the Ogon. Their back shine golden or silver on black texture.

What is an Ogon Koi?

Ogon koi are a single solid colour with a metallic appearance. This variety is very popular, particularly with those new to keeping koi.

These fish can be a variety of attractive colours. Cream specimens are rare and the most popular choices are bright yellow (Yamabuki Ogon) and Platinum (Purachina Ogon).

What is a ghost koi?

Ghost Koi has human face! … A cross between a Koi carp and a wild-type mirror carp, Ghost koi are known for their hardiness, big appetites and, above all, growth. But a Koi is only worth what someone will pay for it – and for a Ghost koi even less.

Learn more about different types of koi 

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How do I identify a koi fish?
These fins are more pointed than round female fins. You can also identify a koi’s gender by examining the vent area on the underside of the fish.

A male koi will have a line from head to tail. A female koi will have the same line, but will also have another crossing in a “T” shape

What are the different types of koi fish?
Koi Varieties
Kohaku. Kohaku are a shiro (white bodied) koi with patches of hi (red markings). …
Sanke. Taisho Sanshoku, also formally named Taisho Sanke and commonly called Sanke, are a shiro (white) koi with hi (red) which is overlaid with sumi (black) patterns. …
Showa. …
Utsuri. …
Bekko. …
Asagi and Shusui. …
Koromo and Goshiki. …

What does a green koi fish mean?
Red is taken as an energetic color so the tattoo is typically an expression of masculine love. … The Black Koi Tattoo. Black symbolizes great adversity, the black koi fish is used to represent adverse struggle to succeed. It can be a story of rags to riches, a symbol of surviving a battle and coming out alive.

Do koi fish stay small?
Koi can grow up to 2 to 3 feet or longer. Pool size, food, the number of fish sharing the space, the age of the fish and water quality can all affect a koi’s growth. Before setting up a koi pond, you should consult a seasoned koi pond builder to ensure you are setting the environment up correctly



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