KOI DICTIONARY

 

 

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Sandan = refers to a three-stepped Kohaku, i.e., a koi with three red patches over its white body
Sanke =three-colored, referring to a koi with a white body and red and black markings; the black markings are generally in the form of spots above the lateral line
Sanshoku = a three-colored koi, referring to either the sanke or the showa
Sashi = mottled black, gray or blue coloration beneath a koi’s skin, usually referring to undeveloped black markings; may also refer to the blurred line caused by white scales overlapping red ones of the hi
Shiro = white
Shiroji = white background
Shiku = colored
Shimi = undesired small black spots on the body of a koi
Showa = refers to a koi with a black body and red and white markings; the black markings are generally in the form of large streaks that wrap around the body
Shusui = a doitsu koi with light bluish dorsal color, red ventral colorations, and mirror scales
Sui = a ripple effect
Sumi = a black marking or patch

 

 

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