We hope this has given you a better understanding of Nishikigoi and removed some of the complexity around the different categories. Naturally, there is always more to learn about Koi names, terms, differences and developing strains.
If you would like to become more conversant with the different Koi terms, you will find ample information in our alphabetic Koi glossary under the drop-down Koi menu above. As a reward for learning more about this beautiful species, you will also find some gorgeous images of award-winning Nishikigoi on the glossary page! Enjoy!