What is Tategoi
I saw most koi dealers said they are selling tategoi, but is this true? If all the dealers are selling tategoi, than all the koi keepers will have a pond full of tategoi in their pond? Do you think this is true?
The answer is NO! Basically all the koi that the dealer selling arenít tategoi.
This is why I would like to type an article about this topic.
What is Tategoi:
Tategoi, is a term used by Japanese breeders to describe koi with future potential.
According to what I understand, tategoi will be the best +- 0.005% of all the fry hatched. In Japan all tategoi are not for sale, the breeder will keep them and raise them to enter the All Japan Show.
Therefore, all the koi we buying from a dealer are not true tategoi. Except you are prepared to pay a very high price to buy a small tategoi straight from the breeder, than you can get a true tategoi.
All the koi we keeping now are not true tategoi, in the breederís eye the koi we keeping now are just good quality koi.
NB! THE ABOVE IS JUST MY PRESONAL COMMENTS, If I SAID ANYTHING YOU DISLIKE PLEASE FROGIVE ME.