Imported Japanese Koi Fish: Nisai (2 Year Old), 13-16 Inches Long

Imported Japanese Koi Fish: Nisai (2 Year Old), 13-16 Inches Long

Imported Japanese Koi Fish: Nisai (2 Year Old), 13-16 Inches Long
#1 — 13" Imported Japanese Doitsu Sanke Koi fish#5 — 14" Imported Japanese Doitsu Ki Kujaku Koi fish#6 — 14" Imported Japanese Doitsu Lemon Hariwake Koi fish#7 — 14" Imported Japanese Butterfly Lemon Hariwake Koi fish#9 — 13" Imported Japanese Gin Rin Kigoi Koi fish#10 — 14" Imported Japanese Kin Ki Utsuri Koi fish#11 — 16" Imported Japanese Kin Ki Utsuri Koi fish#12 — 14" Imported Japanese Gin Shiro Utsuri Koi fish
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These Japanese Koi are hand-picked and imported from Japan, where Koi have been cultivated for nearly two hundred years. The word Koi refers to the species of carp bred for its beauty, and because it sounds similar to the Japanese word for "affection" or "love", Koi are symbols of love and friendship in Japan. The word Nishikigoi encompasses beautiful, ornamental carp worthy of appreciation (and is specifically designated for show-grade Koi). These "living jewels" are renowned for their beautiful color and scale patterns, the result of generations of expert breeding.

These fish are Nisai (two-year-old Koi) from Yamasaki Koi Farm in Japan, where they have been cultivating beautiful Nishikigoi since 1973. 
We offer these Koi in cooperation with an established US Koi importer. After import, they quarantine each Koi for a minimum of 4 weeks to check that they are healthy and parasite-free, in order to provide you with healthy Koi that will enliven your pond for many years.

These fish are also offered in a retail location and are subject to availability.
If the fish you select is not available, we will offer your choice of replacement or refund.


Fish No. Length Variety Color/Pattern Attributes
#1 13" Gosanke Sanke Doitsu
#5 14" Hikarimoyo Ki Kujaku Doitsu
#6 14" Lemon Hariwake
(Ki Hariwake)
Doitsu
#7 14" Butterfly*
#9 13" Kawarigoi Kigoi Gin Rin
#10 14" Utsurimono Kin Ki Utsuri -
#11 16" -
#12 14" Gin Shiro Utsuri -
*Butterfly Koi are not officially considered Nishikigoi for entry into Koi shows

Glossary of Koi Terms

Variety:
  • Gosanke — Collective name for most popular Koi: Kohaku, Showa, and Sanke
  • Hikarimuji (Hikarimono) — Koi with metallic skin sheen and solid color
  • Hikarimoyo — Koi with metallic skin sheen and multiple colors in a pattern
  • Kawarigoi (Kawarigoi) — Koi of unusual variety, not fitting into other categories
  • Utsurimono — Koi with black skin and colored markings
Color/Pattern:
  • Gin Shiro Utsuri — Black skin with silver and white markings
  • Kigoi — Yellow coloring
  • Kin Ki Utsuri — Black skin with golden yellow markings
  • Ki Kujaku — Metallic skin sheen, yellow coloring in Kohaku pattern, matsuba (pinecone) scale pattern
  • Kujaku — Metallic skin sheen, Kohaku coloring/pattern, matsuba (pinecone) scale pattern
  • Lemon Hariwake — Metallic skin sheen, yellow coloring in Kohaku pattern
  • Platinum Ogon — Metallic skin sheen, solid bright white coloring
  • Sanke — White skin with red markings overlaid with black marking
Attributes:
  • Butterfly — Indicates Koi cross-bred with Indonesian longfin carp, resulting in long flowing fins
  • Doitsu — Indicates Koi cross-bred with German mirror carp, resulting in Koi without scales or with scales only on dorsal and/or lateral lines
  • Gin Rin — Indicates Koi has been bred to have brilliantly shimmering scales