Glossary

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Ikeage
Harvest. Nishikigoi are raised in farms. Ikeage is the event of harvesting koi from the ponds.
Inazuma
Lightning hi pattern.
Ippin
One of a kind.
Ipponhi
Unbroken red. Continuous hi pattern with no break from head to tail.
Iridophores
The pigment cells responsible for metallic.
Iro
Degree of color intensity.
Iroage
To bring out color. Acheived by good husbandry
Iromono
Collective name for all metallic koi
Ishigaki
Stonewall effect as seen in doitsu varieties where the scales are scattered on the body in a random matter, a fault. See also aragoi and yoroi.
Ishugrudel
This refers to the body shape of the koi and here it is of the old german carp type, deep. It has regained some popularity in recent years, but is still not greatly favored.
Jari
Gravel sumi, very small spots.
Ji
Skin, base, background
Jihada
Texture of koi skin
Jinbei
Sanke bloodline
Jiro
White
Joppa
Highest quality class of koi.
Juji
Cross shaped.
Jyami zumi
Many tiny dots of sumi.
Kabuto
Helmet. Metallic sheen on head of black koi.
Kado
Edge
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