The best Koi in Europe


Editor's Picks
Do I need an aquarium filter
Features Post
Do I need a filter for an aquarium?
07 February 2024
Features Post
How to set up an African biotope aquarium
01 February 2024
Fishkeeping News Post
AQUAH: A new UK aquatic and reptile show for 2024
17 January 2024
Practical Fishkeeping Readers' Poll 2023
Fishkeeping News Post
Readers' Poll 2023
07 August 2023

This is the Koi that won the 1st All European Shinkokai Koi Show, which took place in June in the Netherlands.

It belongs to Belgium hobbyist couple (André Verpoucke and Conny de Jaegher) and it's a Sanke called 'Sunshine'. The fish is five years old and measures 87cm.

'Sunshine' was bred by the Sakai Fish Farm from the Hiroshima region in Japan and it was judged Grand Champion out of 486 Koi in the show.

The show was held in The Gardens of Appeltern in Appeltern, the Netherlands, and almost 10.000 hobbyists from Europe attended the event.

Five Japanese judges came over to judge the Koi and they were impressed by the high quality of the fish, which suggests that knowledge about Koi in Europe is rising.

The 2nd All European Shinkokai Koi Show will be held June 8-10 2012 in The Gardens of Appeltern in Appeltern, the Netherlands.

Why not take out a subscription to Practical Fishkeeping magazine? Check out our latest subscription offer.