Welcome to the newest section of our newsletter. Because so many of our customers are pond and koi owners, we have decided to feature a different breed of koi each month.
We introduced Showa last month. Now introducing: Sanke.
Sanke tend to change their markings as they mature, which is why some koi owners confuse their Sanke to be a Kohaku. Ways to tell that your Koi is a Sanke: Sanke have a PURE white base color, with red and black markings above the lateral line of the fish. The lower portion of the lateral line should be all white. Ideally, Sanke have little to no black on their head and the black markings should be balanced. The black markings should also be a deep contrast to the red/white. The fins are either clear, have black stripes, or have black marks that are located on the tips of the fins or closer to the body.
Do you have a Sanke, Showa, or Kohaku in your pond? What is your favorite breed? Email us a picture and introduce us to your favorite Koi! We love hearing from our customers and other Koi enthusiasts.
Please note that we’ve updated our newsletter format. You may navigate through this newsletter by clicking on the page numbers below.