Nishikigoi, commonly known as Koi, are ornamental carp commonly kept in outdoor ponds and water gardens. These beautiful living jewels can easily reach 24” in length and are available in several varieties. In addition to a variety of patterns and colors, Koi are also available in standard fin or butterfly fin varieties. While standard finned Koi fish remain the standard for top Japanese Koi shows, butterfly koi -- which have longer fins, are actually more popular among many hobbyists in the USA market.
Our “A” grade mixed box will contain a varied and colorful assortment of fish representing many of the Japanese varieties. While the color and patterns won’t be as refined as the higher grades, the colorless “decorative” grade fish have been removed. Perfect for pond owners looking for the best value.
Our “AA” grade mixed box will contain fish selected for the hobbyist with a more discerning eye for quality. A step up from the “A” grade, these fish will have colors and patterns more closely resembling the Japanese standards used in koi shows. Colors will be brighter and patterns more distinct. Some of the varieties included in the mix are: Kujaku, Showa, Utsuri, Kohaku, Yamabuki, Platinum, Asagi, Shusui, Sanke, Matsuba, Goshiki, Goromo, and Ochiba.
With bright colors and eye-catching patterns, this mix is perfect for those hobbyists with a trained eye and high expectations. Colors and patters will conform to the Japanese standards used in koi shows. Some of the varieties used in the “AAA” mix are: Kujaku, Showa, Utsuri, Kohaku, Yamabuki, Platinum, Asagi, Shusui, Sanke, Matsuba, Goshiki, Goromo, Chagoi, Hariwake, Kumonryu and Ochiba.
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