Koi Dictionary

© Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Revised: January 2013

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Introduction

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⇔ Term⇔ Definition

ammonia

Nitrogen metabolic waste product excreted through the gills. Finds equilibrium in the water as NH3/NH4+ depending on the phi

anchor worm

Lernea, ectoparasite of fish, visible with naked eye

anoxic

conditions of low oxygen.

antibiotic sensitivity test

test procedure to determine which antibiotic best to use for combating a specific bacterial infection

ara-doitsu

Doitsu koi with only a scattering of doitsu scales.

Asagi

koi with a light and dark blue ground with red markings on the jaw and abdomen.

Asagi-Magoi

Blue-black carp.

Asagi-Sanke

Asagi with a pale blue back, red head and red flanks and a pure white lower abdomen.

Asagi-Suminagashi

Alternative name for Suminagashi.

bara-zumi

Small, scattered sumi markings. Also see jari-sumi.