Koi Dictionary

© Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Revised: January 2013

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⇔ Term⇔ Definition

Ochibashigure

koi with a pattern of dark brown markings on a ground colour that varies from light grey to green to brown.

ochiru

To degenerate. To die (?)

odome

Area between the last red marking and the start of the tail. Also known as ojime.

Ogon

single coloured golden koi with metallic sheen. Saffron-like metallic sheen.

Ogon-Utsuri

Aki-Utsuri or Hi-Utsuri with a golden sheen. Also called Kin-Shiro.

oiboshi

Small whitish lumps appearing on the gill plates of male koi during the breeding season.

ojima

Black stripes on the tail fin, as in Sanke, Bekko and Utsurimono.

omoyo

Bigger size markings.

orenji

Orange.

Orenji-Hariwake

koi with a platinum-coloured pattern on a ground of orange-gold.