Koi Dictionary

© Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Revised: January 2013

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⇔ Term⇔ Definition

bara-zumi

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

Baytril

Enrofloxacin, popular antibiotic inject able and mixed in feed.

Bekko

koi with a "stepping stone" pattern of black markings on a white, red or yellow ground.

beni

Dark red pattern.

Beni-Kujaku

Kujaku in which the hi covers all of the body.

Benigoi

koi with a vermillion red ground al over.

beta-gin

Ginrin scalation in which the entire scale glitters.

BGD

bacterial gill disease, Flavobacterium, etc

BOD

biological oxygen demand

body fluke

monogean fluke of the Gyrodactylus spp found mainly on the skin of koi