Aka Matsuba fit into the Kawari group. Kawari is one of the largest koi classifications and it means non metallic.
Aka Matsuba are a red Koi (aka means red) with a black pinecone pattern (matsuba means pinecone). There shouldn't be black or black speckeling on the head. When buying a Aka Matsuba, make sure that the net pattern is equal all over the Koi.
Look for any discolored scales or old scars. The Hi should be very deep.
The pictured Aka Matsuba was bred by
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