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Koi Varieties – Asagi

Welcome to another blog in our series of ‘Koi Varieties’ where today we will be looking at one of the oldest varieties of koi, the Asagi koi.


Asagi (ah-SAH-gee) are grey-blue koi with reticulation in their scales and red colouration along the sides of the fish, and the fins. These koi are typically quite subdued, and calm compared to other varieties of koi, and it is because of this, as well as the fact that they are such an old, established variety, that the Asagi variety is very commonly seen in many ponds.


Asagi Koi from breeder Aoki Masaki

Many koi keepers argue that Asagi is the greatest variety of koi because it was the first recognized orname