Choose a koi that catches your eye, a koi that makes you happy. Don’t get caught up in needing the ‘perfect pattern’ or the ‘perfect named-variety'. Even the most superb Koi surely has some minor flaws. Sometimes when focusing on the flaws, we will fail to size up the real value of the Koi. Accordingly, the most important thing in judging a Koi is to place great importance on "the first impressions" gained by you the moment the Koi meets your eyes. It is also beneficial to compare many koi before making your final decision. Use our nifty compare button in the koi listings to view Koi that you like side by side.