KOROMO

KOROMO

An excerpt from a post that originally appeared on http://caribbeannishikigoi.com/


Koromo means "robed" or "veiled", which are similar to the Kohaku with white skin and
patterns. The only difference is the additional vignette on the colored
markings. The unique patterns are well appreciated in Koromo.

In 1950s, the Japanese have developed Koromo by crossbreeding of Asagi and Kohaku. Koromo means "robed" or "veiled", which are similar to the Kohaku with white skin and patterns. The only difference is the additional vignette on the colored markings. The unique patterns are well appreciated in Koromo.

There are three varieties of Koromo. First is Budo Goromo. It is almost similar to Kohaku having a white body with patches, however, it defers with the blue grape like clusters over its red markings. The shape of its scales looks like bunches of grapes. The second is, Ai Goromo which is also similar to Kohaku, but it has a black or blue edging over its red scales. The head Hi is completely free of blue color. Ai Goromo was bred by crossbreeding a female Asagi to a male Kohaku. Last is Sumi Goromo. You will notice a dark burgundy is edging over the red scales. The sumi appears on the body and also on the head Hi.

The unusual colors of Koromo Koi are one of the reason why it always stands out in a Japanese Koi Pond and Water Garden.





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