From R500.00

Koromo koi fish are sure to stand out in a Japanese koi pond or water garden because of their unusual colors. The Koromo are white koi fish with a Kohaku pattern of Hi and blue or black edging on just the red scales. This feature earned Koromo the title of ‘robed-koi’. A well-balanced Kohaku pattern is ideal for a high-quality koi fish for sale of this variety. Koromo literally means ‘robed’ in Japanese. Koromo is said to have been produced by crossing Kohaku with Asagi.


Crescent markings of Koromo koi fish usually show up on the scales of red patches. Koi with distinct, blue crescents arranged in an orderly manner are highly valued. High-quality Koromo such as this are tastefully charming — the kind favored by Koi experts. The blue color of Koromo seems to gradually grow darker as the Koi grow older. Accordingly, the blue color of the seemingly right tone in small Koi often becomes too dark when the Koi grow big, and the blue color showing the right tone on big Koi, on the other hand, were in many cases overly light toned when the Koi were still small. This fact, therefore, should be taken into careful consideration when buying Koromo.


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There are currently five fully recognized koi breeds of Koromo, though more are possible depending on exact parentage. Any pattern type recognized as Kohaku (such as Inazuma, Sandan, Tancho, and Marutan, among others) can also be observed in Goromo koi. Interestingly, true Koromo cannot be KinGinRin (metallic), though they can be Doitsu.

  1. Ai Goromo
  2. Budo Goromo
  3. Goromo Sanke/Sanshoku
  4. Goromo Showa
  5. Sumi Goromo


Competition or Show Class For Koi


Koromo (KOH-roh-MOH) koi, literally meaning ‘robed’ koi. This is a competition or show class for koi with a white base colour, overlaid by red patterns, and sometimes other colours, as well as reticulated scales. The first koi in the Koromo category was the Ai Goromo koi and this was first bred in the 1950s from a pairing of a Kohaku (a white koi with a red pattern) and an Asagi koi (a blue koi with a red pattern and a reticulation pattern in the scales). This resulted, after a few years of development and perfection, in a koi that had the white base and the red pattern of the Kohaku with the addition of a reticulation pattern in the red pattern. And so the Ai Goromo was born and soon after, from selective breeding, the Budo and Sumi Goromo varieties became known to the koi hobby.


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