Ogon (OH-gahn): The Ogon koi fish (whose name means “golden”) is a metallic koi of a single color with a total of three color variations. The Yamabuki Ogon is a yellow koi, the Platinum Ogon is white, and the Orenji Ogon is orange. This koi fish breed is in the Hikarimuji class although the term “Ogon” has become a collective term used to describe metallic, solid-colored koi fish. The Ogon koi is easily recognized due to its brilliant luster that makes it easy to pick out even in the murkiest of ponds. Due to the Ogon’s single color, it has earned a reputation among many koi fish enthusiasts as a good beginner’s koi fish. Still, they remain a popular choice for amateur collectors and those with seasoned ponds alike.
Ogon koi have been around since the mid-1940s and were originally produced by the Aoki family in Japan. Along with being well-known for their love of food, the Ogon koi fish is also an exceptionally friendly fish and can even be trained to feed from your hand. Given the right care, an Ogon koi fish can live for up to 35 years. This means that this fish is one you can enjoy for many years to come.
When looking for the perfect Ogon koi fish for sale, always look for a head lacking blemishes and an even and uninterrupted scale pattern. Because the Ogon is monochromatic and metallic, blemishes are easily recognizable and these blemishes will only become more apparent as your fish ages. If you’re looking for a healthy Ogon koi fish to enjoy in your own pond, shop our selection here at Koi Fish USA! We have high-quality Ogon for sale that will make any owner proud. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We’ll be happy to assist you!