Koi Identification

Gosanke

The term Gosanke refers to the three main varieties: Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku (Sanke) and Showa Sanshoku (Showa).

Kohaku

Classic red and white Nishikigoi. Red should start at the head and form interesting patterns along the tops and sides of the body. Fins should be white.

Sanke

Red, white and black Nishikigoi. Like a Kohaku, but with small black patches.

Showa

Black with white and red markings.

Asagi

Shusui

Shiro Utsuri

Gin Rin Showa

Kujaku

Tancho Kohaku

Budo Goromo

Goshiki

Doitsu Showa