Sanke butterfly koi fish will have a white base colour. White will begin at the nose and continue down to the tail – the white should not have any discoloration. Red patches will be the larger, more prominent colour pattern found on Sanke butterfly koi. Black (Sumi) markings are generally small in contrast to the red (hi).
The Sanke butterfly koi fish is the high pectoral or high fins version of the regular sanke koi fish. producing this strain is made possible by crossing a regular sanke koi fish from a butterfly koi fish and in order to retain the new strain it will be back cross and inter breeding to maintain the strain
Learn more about butterfly koi fish
Can butterfly koi live with regular koi?
Butterfly koi look and behave much like their short-finned cousins. That means they can fit in seamlessly with just about any fish population.
How much do butterfly koi fish cost?
Are butterfly koi more expensive?
While a butterfly koi is more valuable when it has a properly defined and positioned pattern in the color, beautiful fins can often make even a poorly patterned fish look beautiful.1