Ginrin (geen-deen): The Ginrin koi fish is a koi fish with silver or gold scales, known for being flashy and glitzy. As one of the most easily recognizable breeds, this koi fish variety is well-known for the way its scales reflect sunlight, resulting in a lustrous and shimmering effect. The scales of a Ginrin koi fish are much different from those of a metallic koi fish’s scales. Rather than an overall gleam that you would see in metallic-scaled breeds, Ginrin scales have a reflective sheen over either all or part of their surface.
Like many of the characteristics found in koi and ornamental fish, the Ginrin scale type is actually classified as a deformity of the scale that has been bred into the fish. In order to be considered a Ginrin koi fish, the koi must have at least 3 complete rows of Ginrin scales. If you’re looking for a koi fish variety that offers a special sparkle that makes your pond more beautiful overall, the Ginrin koi fish is the best choice. Their sparkle is sure to catch your eye each time you stop to gaze at your pond! Shop our selection of beautiful Ginrin koi fish for sale today and find the perfect fish for you. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We’ll be happy to help!