There are many fascinating hobbies that a person can choose and one of them is breeding koi fish. Historically, koi fish come from eastern Asia like China and Japan. Although carp was just an ordinary fish that was used even as fish food, the koi fish was a result of complicated breeding took the world by a storm. Up to now, collectors from different countries are always coming up with different types of koi fish which always delight the owners. The beauty of koi swimming in smooth water as well as the sparkling colorful scales are enough to soothe all the stress in your body.
A better understanding of the different types of koi fish can further help you when choosing any of these amazing breed of fish. Typically, the different types of koi fish are classified according to pattern, scalation and coloration. The more rare the color combination, the higher the price tag. It takes thousands of koi fishes before a unique breed comes out. The following list on the different types of koi fish can serve as a guide: Doitsu – among the different types of koi fish, this group does not have scales. This results from crossbreeding Nishikigoi and some breed of German mirrored carp.
Gosanke – this category includes some types of koi fish such as Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku and Showa Sansoku. The fishes are categorized mainly by their colors. A more detailed classification details the colors of each type.
- Kohaku is typically a white and red striped fish.
- Showa Sanshoku is a black fish with red and white design – Taisho Sanshoku is a white fish with red and black design.
-Bekko can either be white, yellow or red fish that has a black design.
-KinGinRin is a fish with glossy scales.
-Shusui resembles an Asagi but has lesser scales -Utsurimono is a black fish that has either yellow,red and white design.
-Ogon is a koi fish that has different colors in its body.
In addition to the aforementioned, there are numerous types of koi fish being bred today. Actually, there are fourteen breeds classified that creates various types of koi fish. Keep in mind, the breed and colors determine the price of koi which can fetch as much as thousands of dollars.