Tancho Koi Variety
"Reminiscent of the Japanese Flag"
The Tancho is one of the most highly prized Koi to have in your collection. It is characterised by the single red (Hi) marking on it's head. The marking on the head can be found in various shapes, for example: square, diamond, oval, heart, cross and blossom.
The perfect marking is one that is confined to the head of the Koi and does not extend over the eyes, lips, checks or shoulders. The red (Hi) must be deep and even with sharply defined edges. The white of the Tancho should also be without any blemishes so as to further emphasise the red (Hi).