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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Specifies the top section of the Ozutsu, not the sides or the bottom.
Belt sumi. Thin, long and square like obi (belt).
Autumn leaves on the water, a grey koi with a brown pattern.
Golden. Collective name for metallic koi.
Relatively large sumi.
White bumps that appear on the cheek and pectoral fins of the male Nishikigoi mating season. The sexual characteristics are appealing to female Nishikigoi.
Gap between the last pattern marking and the tail.
The birthplace in Niigata of Nishikigoi.
Deep wrapping pattern.
Large, dark scales running down back of shusui.