Tategoi – huge potential – never the champion?

This week I came across the term „Tategoi“ a lot. For all koi fans this is the word that comes up most frequently when they are talking about exhibitions and breeding success. It describes a koi with very high potential. The breeder has a trained eye and, unlike the customer, is able to see a koi’s potential in the growth stage. The lineage is very important here. Breeders often demand a high price for these Tategoi since they know very well what they are worth. But unfortunately not every Tategoi becomes a champion! The most frequent reasons are a lack of development and not fully developed colouring. What they lack is the so-called “finish”. Yes, it’s true, these are often female animals. But it’s different with the Tosai. These are one year old koi! They are of higher value than a Nisai (two-year-old) or a Sansai (three-year-old). Breeders often demand a very high price for these perfect Nishikigoi, often way above 10,000 Euro!

© 20.09.2016
Ronny Thorhauer
Ronny Thorhauer
Key Account National Teich (Mr. Koi)

Koi,Bonsai,Asiatische Kunst,Reisen,Autos,Tauchen,Fotografie,Social Media,Japan Reisen

About me: „Mr. Koi“ ist bei JBL im Bereich Teich tätig. Seit der Kindheit interessiert er sich für Koi und führte erfolgreich verschiedene Zoofachgeschäfte, für die er jährlich persönlich in Japan Koi selektierte. Dabei waren für ihn Qualität und Fischgesundheit der Schlüssel zum Erfolg.


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