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Koi Varieties – Tancho Koi

In our latest ‘Koi Varieties’ blog, we are looking at Tancho koi which is a subvariety of koi that refers to a very specific pattern in the hi colouration.


Pure Tancho (tan-CHO) koi are only formally recognised to be subvarieties of the Gosanke koi, that is, Kohaku, Sanke and Showa koi but the pattern itself can be seen in many other varieties including Goshiki and Hariwake koi.