Koi Dictionary

© Servaas de Kock and Ronnie Watt

Revised: January 2013

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⇔ Term⇔ Definition

Taisho-Sanshoku

Alternative name for Sanke. 'the three coloured koi that appeared in the Taisho era."

Taki-Asagi

Asagi with a white break separating the hi on the abdomen from the blue back.

Tama-gin

Ginrin scalation that has glittering round centers. (Also known as Pearl-Ginrin and Tsubo-gin).

Tancho

red circular marking on the head only koi of all the varieties and sub-varieties, which display a single circular red marking on the head.

tape worm

parasitic worm of the intestinal tract. Cestoda

tategoi

Young fish with the potential to achieve excellence as it matures as identified by the breeder.

teaka

red spots on the tail of a Kohaku.

tejima

Black lines (2 or 3) extending from the base of the pectoral fin but not quite reaching the tips.

Tenpo

1830-1843 period during which kuchibeni and menkaburi Kohaku was bred.

Tetsu-Magoi

Brown-black carp.