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Hump Day Koi Fix | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Lets look at a familiar looking Koi. No it’s NOT a Kohaku, but the best examples have a nice Kohaku pattern and very white skin. They are even judged in competition like a Kohaku… But this Koi is called ‘Kikusui’.

Although technically they are the Doitsu version of a Hariwake, a scaleless white koi with patterns of orange or yellow, they are commonly referred to as Kikusui. The bright, metallic colors of Hariwake are also present in Kikusui.

The only variation of this Koi is the Tancho Kikusui. They are a scaleless version of a Hariwake.

They are bred by using a Kohaku and a Platinum Ogon – their offspring will be Hariwake. Then you breed the Hariwake with a scaless carp/mirror carp and end up with the Kikusui.

There’s a little info on another variety of Koi! I LOVE talking about Koi and learning more about them. I hope you enjoy your Koi as much as I do mine!

Happy Pondering!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



Hump Day Koi Fix | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn.

Last week I covered a very popular Koi – the Yamabuki Ogon. This week I want to talk about a similar type of Koi called a Platinum Ogon.

A Platinum Ogon has been a very popular fish here at the nursery. They usually sell out as soon as we get some in & out of quarantine. In Japan they are called ‘Purachina Ogon’. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

A Platinum Ogon is a solid metallic-white fish with a clear white head and an unblemished white body.  A solid white non-metallic Koi is called a Shiro Muji.

They may not be as flashy and colorful as some other variety’s, but they really stand out in a crowd! They bring balance to all the colorful Koi and really make their colors brighter in contrast to their solid white. I LOVE my Platinum Ogon Koi as I am sure you will too 🙂

Happy Pondering!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com