Koi Dictionary

© Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Revised: January 2013

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Introduction

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⇔ Term⇔ Definition

carp pox

wartlike skin disease, of the herpesvirus family

cha

Brown as in 'tea' eg Chagoi

Chagoi

koi with a red-brown to turmeric-yellow ground all over.

chara-gin

Dia-gin with tinsel gold appearance.

chigyo

Small fry.

Chilodonella

microscopic ectoparasite on fish. Visible at 100-200x

chitai

The ground (base colour).

chloramine

Range of organic complexes made from ammonia and chlorine gas to sterilise tap water. Lethel to fish

chlorine

generic name for for a range of chlorinating compounds use to sterilise tap water

choman

Tumour of the reproductive organs.