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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Hachi
Head.
Hachi Giwa
Kiwa on the head
Hachi Hi
An early ancestor of the modern Kohaku
Hachibi
Red Head.
Hachiware
Divided head. Sumi pattern that divides the head.
Hachizumi
Black diagonal pattern that runs diagonally across the head.
Hada
Sheen.
Hageru
No blurring on the head.
Hageshiro
Hajiro with white head.
Hagoromo
Ha IS angel's wings and in this variation refers to the pectoral fins of a Koromo of the Aigoromo type.
Hajiro
Blacked scaled koi WITH white OR white tipped pectoral fins AND white belly.
Haka shita
Sagging abdomen.
Hakamahaki
Koi wearing pants. SECOND half of koi very little shiroji, heavily covered IN pattern.
Han
example; model; pattern; color
Hana
Flower - ROUND red markings BETWEEN the dorsal AND lateral lines.