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 email@example.com
A stepped pattern as seen in kohaku in which the areas of red are likened to stepping stones.
Poor quality fish.
Mutant scales that appear gold over read and silver over white areas of skin. Diamond. See Daiya ginrin.
Pattern extending below the lateral line.
Trunk sumi. Large sumi that wraps down the lateral line.
German scales, incompletely scaled koi.
Large, white area of pattern.