Showa (SHOH-wah): The Showa koi fish, also known as a Showa Sanshoku, is a popular breed known for its black base coloring and red and white patterning overlaying. This mix of three colors should be distributed evenly throughout the body of the koi with clean, sharp edges separating each of the colors in a balanced fashion.
Although the Showa koi fish is commonly confused with another breed of koi fish known as Sanke, the difference between the two breeds is found in the black coloring. Showa koi fish have a black coloring that wraps completely around the body rather than appearing only on the top half of the body. Additionally, a Showa koi fish may have black markings on the head while the Sanke doesn’t. The Showa koi fish is well-loved by koi fish enthusiasts as it offers an exquisite mix of colors reminiscent of a Japanese painting.
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