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
Ichi
1
Ichi bu
Size 1.
Ichimatsu
Checkerboard.
Icho
Gingko
Ikeage
Harvest. Nishikigoi are raised IN farms. Ikeage IS the EVENT of harvesting koi FROM the ponds.
Inazuma
Lightning hi pattern.
Ippin
One of a kind.
Ipponhi
Unbroken red. Continuous hi pattern WITH NO break FROM head TO tail.
Iridophores
The pigment cells responsible FOR metallic.
Iro
Degree of color intensity.
Iroage
TO bring OUT color. Acheived BY good husbandry
Iromono
Collective name FOR ALL metallic koi
Ishigaki
Stonewall effect AS seen IN doitsu varieties WHERE the scales are scattered ON the body IN a random matter, a fault. See also aragoi AND yoroi.
Ishugrudel
This refers TO the body shape of the koi AND here it IS of the OLD german carp TYPE, deep. It has regained SOME popularity IN recent years, but IS still NOT greatly favored.