Goshiki koi for sale may be referred to as peacock koi. The term peacock koi comes from the koi fish having five colors on its body. A high quality Goshiki koi should have a well-balanced Kohaku pattern of Hi as well as gray or blue scales with reticulation on the scales. Goshiki may be found in butterfly koi as well as standard fin type. Kloubec Koi Farm is a breeder of Japanese Goshiki variety koi. Search for Goshiki with light blue color at an early age.
Goshiki used to be included in the Kawarimono group. However, with recent production of fairly excellent Goshike, they are now being treated as an independent variety at Nishikigoi shows, and sometimes compete along with the Koromo group. Their red markings are similar in patterns to Kohaku, but may not be taken as seriously.
Some scales of Asagi may also appear in the red markings. The meshes appearing only on the white ground will, on the other hand, contrast strikingly with mesh-less Hi.