Live Koi Fish For Your Pond or Water Feature

LIVE KOI FISH SALES IN TAMPA, FL AND WORLDWIDE

Koi fish for sale from Exterior Concepts are available at a cost of $150 per koi fish. Most koi fish we have available will be approximately 2 years old and 10.5 inches long. View our koi fish gallery above to see pictures of all of the koi fish breeds we have available for purchase and read on for descriptions of each koi fish breed.

 


Doitsu-Goi Koi Fish

Doitsugoi (German carp) were originally imported from Germany to Japan in the late 1800’s as a food fish. Doitsu have either no scales at all and referred to as “leather carp”, or they have a line of large scales along their lateral and dorsal lines and are referred to as “Mirror carp”. There is Doitsu version of almost every variety, Doitsu Kohaku, Doitsu Sanke, Doitsu Kujaku, Doitsu Hariwake just to name a few. By crossing Doitsu goi with Nishikigoi, breeders literally doubled the number of variety.

Bekko Koi Fish

There are three types of Bekko, the Aka (red) Bekko, the Shiro (white) Bekko, and the Ki (yellow) Bekko. The Bekko has a simple stepping stone pattern of sumi (black) running down it’s back set against a red, white or yellow background.

Asagi Koi Fish

The Asagi is one of the oldest varieties of Nishikigoi and has provided the basis for many subsequent varieties. It is covered in a net-like reticulated scale pattern of indigo, navy blue or pale blue. The light blue head should be clear and unblemished. The base of the pectoral fins, tail fin, stomach and gill plates is a deep orange or red colour.

Ginrin-Kohaku Koi Fish

It has been said that Koi keeping begins and end with Kohaku. Red patterns set against white background create exquisite contrast. Points of appreciation include a bright and evenly colored beni(red), the crispness of the Kiwa (the edge of the red patterns), and the snow like white background.

Kawarimono Koi Fish

Formerly referred to as Kawarimono, Kawarigoi are koi that have been formally recognized and named but do not fit into any of the other categories. There are many interesting varieties that fall into this category for eg., Chagoi, Ochiba Shigure, Hajiro, Hi-goi, Ki-goi, Kikokuryu and many more.

Hikari-Moyomono Koi Fish

Also referred to as “Ogon”, the Hikarimuji category is made up of brightly colored metallic koi including Yamabuki (yellow), Purachina (platinium), Orenji (orange), Nezu (grey) and a burnished gold colored Mukashi ogon. By crossbreeding the Hikarimuji with other existing varieties, breeders have been able to create a myriad of new varieties . Included in this category are koi with pinecone-like pattern know as Matsuba.

Goshiki Koi Fish

Goshiki literally means “five colours” referring to the red, black, white of the Sanke and the navy and blue of the Asagi from which the original Goshiki were developed. Lately, the name Goshiki is given to any koi that has a white base overlaid with gray Asagi-like pattern which in turn is overlaid with a Kohaku-like pattern. Goshiki Sanke are Koi that have the black markings of the Sanke in addition to their Goshiki coloring.

Kohaku Koi Fish

It has been said that Koi keeping begins and end with Kohaku. Red patterns set against white background create exquisite contrast. Points of appreciation include a bright and evenly colored beni(red), the crispness of the Kiwa (the edge of the red patterns), and the snow like white background.

Kumonryu Koi Fish

The Kumonryu is a Doitsu koi that has a jet black pattern that emerges like billowing black clouds against a white background. The black pattern is variable and unstable, disappearing with changes in the water temperature, reappearing sometimes as a completely different pattern. The name Kumonryu is derived from a legend that tells of a dragon (Ryu) transforming into a cloud and racing through the sky.

Kujaku Koi Fish

The Kujaku is a metallic or Ogon koi with the reticulated net-like pattern of the Asagi on its back. This is overlaid with either a gold, yellow, orange or red Kohaku-type pattern creating a striking effect. Created by crossing a Goshiki with a Hikarimuji, its full name is Kujaku Ogon, or in English, “Peacock”. The development of high quality Kujaku has led to their being judged in a category of their own at recent koi shows.

Goromo Koi Fish

The literal meaning of Goromo is “clothed” or “robed.” Goromo koi fish were developed by interbreeding of Kohaku and Asagi. The difference between the Goshiki and the Goromo is that the Goromo has a pure white base with the Asagi-like scale reticulation showing only in the red patterned areas. Ai Goromo refers to Goromo with a blue reticulation within the red scales. Purplish colored Goromo are referred to as Budo Goromo.

Gin-Matsuba Koi Fish

Gin Matsuba means ‘silvery pine needles,’ for glittering scales on the platinum ground which look like raised markings.

Showa-Sanke Koi Fish

The Showa koi fish, developed in the 1930’s, features white and red markings against a jet black base. The black is the basis for appreciation of this variety, forming a strong background against which the white and red markings interweave in interesting patterns. Showa that have comparatively more white than black are called Kindai (morden) Showa.

Orenji-Ogon Koi Fish

The Orenji-Ogon koi fish is the koi fish for goldfish lovers.  Unlike goldfish however, Orenji Ogons have the potential to grow up to 36 inches in length.

Platinum-Ogon Koi Fish

Platinum Ogon koi fish are a striking solid white color with a brilliant metallic sheen. Their deep, pure coloration does not contain blemishes of any kind. These beautiful koi fish have a ghostlike appearance and stand out dramatically against the dark background of a typical pond. Ogon Koi are in the family Hikarimuji, which translates to “light without pattern.”

Ochiba Koi Fish

Ochiba koi fish are among the most colorful species of Koi with their distinct blue grey color, brown markings, and netlike pattern. These ornamental koi fish are undoubtedly one of the most colorful species that have been specially bred for their distinctive color patterns.

Tancho Koi Fish

The name Tancho was originally bestowed on a Kohaku that was completely white with the exception of a round, red “crest” on the center of its head. This Tancho Kohaku koi fish is well loved by the Japanese people as it reminds them of their national flag, a red sun on a white field.

Taisho-Sanke Koi Fish

During the early 1900’s a new variety of koi fish was created by the additional of black markings to the basic Kohaku patterns of red and white. This new variety was named Taisho Sanke and is referred to as Sanke or Sanshoku. The position of the sumi accentuates the beauty of the overall pattern.

Showa Koi Fish

Showa are non-metallic koi fish, with black, red and white coloring. Where the black generally describes extensive, deeply wrapping patterns over the body, it also appears on the head (including the nose), and as solid pectoral fin joints. The relative amounts of the three colours vary considerably between koi fish.

Shusui Koi Fish

Shusui koi fish are white with a red or orange belly and a line of navy scales along the back. When the red coloration from the belly extends upward toward the back of the fish it is called a Hi Shusui. These beautiful fish were bred by crossing a Doitsugoi Koi with an Asagi Koi.

Utsuri Koi Fish

Utsuri-mono literally translates as “reflections” or reflecting ones.” This koi fish category is made up of three different colour varieties. The first and foremost is the Shiro-utsuri, with Shiro meaning white. The second variety is the Hi-utsuri, with Hi meaning fire or red. The third and most elusive is the Ki-utsuri, with Ki meaning yellow. All three color variations are accentuated by a black base which emerges from under the white, red or yellow field to create a pattern that suggests the “reflection” of color on a black background.

Yamabuki Ogon Koi Fish

Yamabuki Ogon are koi fish with a solid metallic-yellow body and no other color anywhere on the body.  While Yamabuki do not display the intricate patterns that are seen in many other koi fish varieties, their bright yellow coloration will stand out in a dark pond, and can provide a wonderful compliment to their patterned pond-mates.
To place an order, please call 813.731.2792 or email us at ext.concepts@yahoo.com and provide your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. We will contact you regarding your selection, shipping details or any other information you may need.