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Koi fish varieties feeding in their natural koi pond – Wide variety of Koi For Sale (coy for sale).

Koi are a rare kind of fish.  They’re almost considered mythological creatures in Japan.  The facts and myths about these fish have been intertwined and embellished throughout the years.

The Japanese also see these fish as symbols of good luck and prosperity.  So admired are these fish, that streamers in the shape of koi can be seen everywhere in the country each year in May.

You’ll be amazed at the seemingly unlimited variety of colors and patterns of koi for sale (coy for sale – and we’ll talk about this in the next chapter).  Many people think these variations indicate different species of fish, but they don’t.  There is just one koi, or  Cyprinius carpio, and its exciting variations are simply for our pleasure.

These amazing fish are among the most beautiful alive.  They provide hours of entertainment and joy, and create an abundance of naturally calming emotions.  They are not just all show, you can use them to help rest your tired, tangled nerves after a hard day at work.

Grouping Koi Varieties

It is rather miraculous and breath taking when you see the sheer variety of colors and patterns that koi comes in.  In fact it is virtually impossible for the most hard core koi enthusiast to knows all the colors, patterns, and names. 

So as you follow your passion on your way to becoming a potential future owner, it is very important that you start learning about the different names and colors now.

The list below is a good start. It includes many of the varieties of koi for sale (coy for sale) that you’re likely discover as you begin your quest to become a koi hobbyist.

Kohaku have a white body with red markings. These markings appear to have a more orange tint than red. Regardless whether they’re red or orange, they’re still known as kohaku.

Very often you encounter a koi that is predominately red (or Hi as is the strict koi description for red) with some black markings, this beautiful fish is called the Taisho Sanke — or sometimes known as the Taisho Sanshoku.  The black markings they have are labeled Sumi.

Given this wide category, if you care to dig deeper, you’ll find even more designations of koi.  As an example, there is a koi fish known as the Straight Hi.  The red coloring on this fish is best described as “meandering islands” of red that are actually interconnected.

Those red markings also resembles a red lightning bolt.  They are called Inazuma, and the red on these fish is also interconnected.

Additionally the Kohaku variety of koi which many call a “two-step pattern” is a Nidan. Ni means “two” in Japanese.  There two completely distinct “islands of red” on the body of this fish.

Lastly, the Sandan has what is more commonly called a “three-step” pattern.  San means “three” in Japanese.  This beautiful koi fish is graced with three independent “islands” of red on its body.

So as you see, there many different varieties of “koi for sale (coy for sale)”.