Koi Colors and Patterns

In Koi keeping, hobbyist always begin with a Kohaku and end with a Kohaku.  When new hobbyists begin, they always overlook the Kohaku koi for its simplicity; looking to much like goldfish.  However, they always end up appreciating the colors and patterns of the Kohaku and turn to this simple beautiful koi.

“The Kohaku share the colors of both the Japanese flag and the symbol of that country, the Tancho crane, but it is much more difficult to find a prize Kohaku than a show winner of any other variety.  In Japan, to own a good Kohaku is the ambition of every koi-keeper.” (Kin Matsuba pg.128)




Matsuba, Kin-“The Tetra Encyclopedia of Koi” By, Kin Matsuba