Glossary

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Term Definition
Aonezu
A blueish grayish color seen on Nishikigoi's skin.
Aragoke
Large, armour scales.
Asagi
Blue, fully scaled koi with its hi usually arranged along the lateral lines and around the cheeks.
Asagi hi
Secondary, undesirable hi appearing as freckles below the lateral line.
Asagi Ma-goi
An early ancestor of the modern Asagi.
Asagi Sumi-nagashi
A Koi whose black scales are outlined in white. More commonly known as Sumi-nagashi. (Kawarimono).
Atama
Head, crown.
Atama ga hageru
Cleaness of head, clean, clear.
Ato
Late appearing.
Atozumi
Late developing black markings.
Ban
Plate.
Bekko
Tortoiseshell. Either white (shiro bekko), red (aka bekko), yellow (ki bekko) with black sanke like sumi markings.
Beni
Red.
Beni Haijiro
Red koi with white tips on its pectoral fins (Kawarimono).
Beni Kumonryu
Kumonryu with beni pattern.
Benigoi
Deep red koi.
Beret Hi
Asymmetrical head hi on one side only.
Beta ginrin.
Mirror shine.
Bire
Fire pattern on asagi, shusui.
Boke
Undeveloped showa sumi.
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