Glossary

A collection of Koi-related terms collected by members over the years.  Please, if we are missing any or any corrections that need to be made, let us know by dropping us an email at webmaster@koisociety.org

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Glossaries

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Carotene
Nutrient needed for red color in koi, when in fat causes shiroji to red stain.
Chagoi
A brown koi.
Chigyo
Unsorted fry.
Chobozumi
Dark spot found on head of young koi, caused by thin skin.
Chromatophores
The pigment cells within our koi skin and scales.
Chupa
Medium quality koi.
Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinus is Greek, and carpio is Latin; both words mean ""carp."" The common carp is a heavy-bodied minnow with barbels on either side of the upper jaw.