Koi Dictionary

© Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Revised: January 2013

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⇔ Term⇔ Definition

bongiri

Kohaku with a strong hi pattern on the front part of the body extending to the head.

Bongoi

koi of average quality. Also called Chuppa.

boze

Kohaku with no hi marking on the head.

bu

The size grouping at a koi show.

budo

Grape-like purplish clusters of scales.

Budo-Goromo

koi with wine-coloured scales arranged as clusters of grapes on a hi pattern.

Budo-Sanke

Budo-Goromo with strong sumi in the koromo pattern

Bunsei

period ?? during which first coloured carp was produced

cadmium

Cd, heavy metal polutant of water, must be <.0004mg/l in soft water

carbon dioxide

gas CO2, metabolic waste product excreted by most aerobic life forms