Ogon Koi Varieties and Charateristics Ogon koi is considered to be the most favorite attraction in a pond of koi fishes. The metallic color that shines and radiate in the bottom of the pond makes it very attractive. This koi variety is usually distinguished by its single metallic color. Every koi breeder and collector would always look for the Ogon koi variety as a feature of their koi collections. Without the Ogon variety, koi ponds are incomplete. Koi fishes of Ogon variety, with scientific name Cyprinus carpio, can grow up to 3 feet in length. Despite their size, this variety is very peaceful in nature. There are a lot of reasons why koi collectors prefer this variety. Although they originated in Japan, there are also kept as pets in different parts of Asia. To make sure that they grow into their potential size and have the best health, the koi pond should have at least seven hundred (700) gallons of water. Keeping Ogon koi as pets can be relatively easy since they can continue to exist even in very tough environment and conditions.
Japanese koi hobbyists and collectors have created a particular group to refer to single-colored fishes with metallic luster on their bodies. To label this category of koi fishes, they used the word Hikarimono. Among this different subcategory of koi fishes, Platinum Ogon makes a distinction as among the most notable. Platinum Ogon is a white or silver-colored white koi which has a certain type of metallic character. Once it is in the water, Platinum Ogon can stand out for it silver hue. One can truly appreciate its beauty once it is in the pond. Placing it in an aquarium will only let you to see its sides, thus, making them lose their majesty. Most of the koi colors can be found in the center of the body up to its upper part of the body. That is why the best way of observing and viewing them is from above the pond. Ogon koi collectors also prefer looking at the other koi varieties which include Yamabuki Ogon, Nezu Ogon and Orenji Ogon varieties. The Orenji Ogon variety is perfect for hobbyists and collectors fascinated with goldfish since this variety is decorated with gold hues which make it more or less similar to gold fishes. This variety grows to as long as three feet in length Orenji Ogon can be actually bigger than the usual goldfish kept as pets.
On the other hand, the Nezu Ogon os considered as the old kind of Ogon variety of koi. They are commonly characterized with dark gray metallic colors which gleam in the waters of the pond. Koi collectors also refer to Nezu Ogon as Helmet Head because of the unique dark spot on its head. Finally, another variety of Ogon koi is referred to as Yambuki Ogon. It can be seen as metallic yellow fish. This variety is excellent for collectors, enthusiasts and owners with ponds which are under-filtered. They have a trait which is similar to other koi varieties: they can also be amazingly glittery even when placed in green pond waters. On the other hand, this koi type can grow red spots on its head which is something that collectors and hobbyists do not want all the time.