Reader’s Choice – Kohaku

The king of koi.  Where koi keeping begins and ends.  Everyone has heard the sayings that accompany Kohaku.  Kohaku is what most novices envision upon hearing the word “koi”, and indeed is the most popular variety in the koi industry.

But what makes a great Kohaku?  What do you look for when selecting young Kohaku?  Take a look at the three koi pictured below and let us know which you would choose.

Let’s assume that all three fish are less than one year old, and approximately 7 inches in length.

live kohaku koi against blue background for comparison

What variety would you like to see showcased next in the Reader’s Choice series?  Let us know in the comments!


4 Responses to Reader’s Choice – Kohaku

  1. Anonymous December 3, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    I’ll take any of them, but C would be my favorite. It seems to be thicker, taller, nicer shape like a torpedo.

  2. tbbucsron December 3, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    I’ll select C. It’s thicker, taller, and more torpedo-like.

  3. Anonymous October 25, 2014 at 3:25 am #

    C…nice body confirmation.. cleaner, more defined edges on the markings.

  4. Richard D Nguyen October 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    B if the fishes at 7 months old