‘Calico’ Koi

Calicos truly come in all colors! Here are ‘calico’ koi:


Calico Koi

I’ve seen people on the internet refer to koi with these markings as calico. I’m sure there’s a more technical word for this among fish hobbyists, so I’ll keep looking. Aside from the range of colors and patterns, what I love about koi is the impression I have that they are conscious, curious and deliberate.

The collection of koi in this lovely pond at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, seem tame. That is, much closer to being a pet than to being sushi I’d want to eat.


Calico Koi #2