is the term applied to a metallic koi with more than one color,
with the exception of metallic showa and metallic utsuri (both
of which are classified as
Utsuri). The term 'hikari' translates to 'metallic.' The
hikari moyo koi
class includes the Platinum Kohaku, the Kikusui (platinum
Kohaku with wavy red lines on both sides), the Yamabuki
Hariwake (platinum koi overlaid by light yellow markings), the
Orenji Hariwake (platinum koi overlaid by orange markings),
the Gin Bekko (metallic Bekko),
and the Yamato Nishiki (metallic sanke).
The color of a hikari moyo koi must be unblemished, uniform,
dense, and shiny. Luster of the skin is an important
consideration for this koi type.
The pattern criteria for the non-metallic equivalent of a
hikari moyo are applicable to this koi type. In addition, luster of the skin and fins
(especially the pectoral fins) is important.
Please see separate article on
The Ideal Koi Body.