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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Term Definition
Dagara
A stepped pattern as seen in kohaku in which the areas of red are likened to stepping stones.
Dagoi
Poor quality fish.
Daiya ginrin
Diamond glitter.
Dan
Step
Danmoyo
Stepped pattern.
Date
Pattern.
Dia
Mutant scales that appear gold over read and silver over white areas of skin. Diamond. See Daiya ginrin.
Doh maki
Pattern extending below the lateral line.
Dohzumi
Trunk sumi. Large sumi that wraps down the lateral line.
Doitsu
German scales, incompletely scaled koi.
Dokazumi
Large sumi. Also called ohzumi.
Doroike
Mud pond.
Doware
Large, white area of pattern.