Glossary

A collection of terms that have been acquired over the years.  If we are missing some, please let us know and if there are any errors, again, please let us know.

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Bongiri
Light second half.
Bozu
Bald.
Bu
Length division.
Budo
Arrangement of colored scales resembling a bunch of grapes.
Budo Goromo
Grape colored goromo.
Carotene
Nutrient needed for red color in koi, when in fat causes shiroji to red stain.
Chagoi
A brown koi.
Chigyo
Unsorted fry.
Chobozumi
Dark spot found on head of young koi, caused by thin skin.
Chromatophores
The pigment cells within our koi skin and scales.
Chupa
Medium quality koi.
Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinus is Greek, and carpio is Latin; both words mean ""carp."" The common carp is a heavy-bodied minnow with barbels on either side of the upper jaw.
Dagara
A stepped pattern as seen in kohaku in which the areas of red are likened to stepping stones.
Dagoi
Poor quality fish.
Daiya ginrin
Diamond glitter.
Dan
Step
Danmoyo
Stepped pattern.
Date
Pattern.
Dia
Mutant scales that appear gold over read and silver over white areas of skin. Diamond. See Daiya ginrin.
Doh maki
Pattern extending below the lateral line.
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