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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Term Definition
Gaku hi
Red on upper part of face (forehead).
Gata
Type, style, pattern.
Giku
Relates to the swimming mode of a koi with a deformed body.
Gin
Silver.
Gin Bekko
Metallic shiro bekko (hikari moyo)
Gin kabuto
Black koi whose scales have sliver edges
Gin matsuba
Metallic sliver koi with black ""pinecone"" Matsuba pattern in the scales (hikari utsuri)
Gin Me
Silver eyes. White rimmed eyes.
Gin Shiro
Shiro utsuri pattern on platinum ground.
Gin Showa
Metalli showa with silver lustre (Hikari Utsuri)
Ginbo
Black koi with silver metallic sheen
Ginrin
Silver scale.
Ginsui
Metallic shusui.
Go
5
Go bu
Size 5.