Yamato Nishiki (YAH-mah-toh-nee-SHEE-kee): The Yamato Nishiki koi fish is the metallic version of the Sanke koi fish. Unlike the Sanke koi fish, the Yamato Nishiki has brighter and more vibrant coloring. Still, the standards for the Yamato Nishiki koi are very much the same as those in place for the Sanke. This breed of koi is the result of crossbreeding the Sanke brood stock with Platinum Ogon brood stock.
When shopping for a Yamato Nishiki koi fish, you’ll want to pay close attention to the cleanliness of the white base coloring, as well as even and balanced patterning. The koi’s red or orange coloring should be an even hue throughout. At the same time, the koi’s black coloring should be deep and evenly spaced throughout the body of the fish. These black patterns should also not be confined to only one side or one end of the body. Instead, they should be solid and consistent without windows of orange or white disrupting the color balance. It should be noted that the Yamato Nishiki koi is an exceptionally rare fish and finding one that meets all of these standards is challenging.
If you’re looking for a Yamato Nishiki koi fish for sale that can be delivered to you by the next day, shop with the most trusted koi fish supplier in the United States: Koi Fish USA! We strive to provide fish of the highest quality to those who love these beautiful creatures as much as we do. You’ll be proud to own a Yamato Nishiki koi fish from our selection, enjoying it for years to come! Please contact our staff today with any questions regarding the Yamato Nishiki koi fish or any other breed in our shop. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.