Koi Dictionary

© Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Revised: January 2013

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Introduction

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⇔ Term⇔ Definition

Sadazo

welknown Sanke bloodline, breeding family

saiko

The gill rakes in the mouth used for filtering food particles.

Sakura-Ogon

Konoko Kohaku with a metallic sheen.

san

the number three, "3".

sandan

A three-step pattern.

Sanke

koi with red and black markings on a white ground. Western form

Sanke-Shusui

Sanke with the doitsu, dark blue ground of Shusui.

Sarasa

Carp, koi or goldfish with a white body and red on the dorsal area

sashi

Border between the anterior edge of a marking and the white ground.

sesame

Very small sumi markings.