About the Variety:
Hikarimoyo are metallic koi, similar to Hikarimuji, but with a pattern consisting of two or more colours. There exception in this group are the metallic versions of Showa and Utsuri – karasu (black bodied) koi with overlaying colours. These fish fall into the Hikari Utsuri Classification.
Some of the varieties of koi in Hikarimoyo are;
- Yamatonishiki – a metallic version of Sanke,
- Hariwake – a white bodied, metallic koi with orange (Orenji Hariwake) or yellow (Yamabuki Hariwake) Kohaku-like markings,
- Sakura Ogon – a metallic Kohaku,
- and Kujaku – which means ‘Peacock’, is a metallic Kohaku with a matsuba (‘pinecone’) pattern.