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Nekoi Species Guide by Kawiku Nekoi Species Guide by Kawiku
An improved and clearer visual guide for the Nekoi Species! There will be a MYO event soon! :D

They are a Closed species, meaning you are not allowed to create one, sorry!

How can you get one? Sometimes I will put them up for auction and adoptions, OTA, etc. Or you could also get one by doing species trades and other kind of trades. I may also accept to make customs for friends, and later I may also open customs commissions.

More about Nekoi:
Not a Nekoi by Kawiku Nekoi  Egg by Kawiku
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:icontangyowl:
Tangyowl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
are people allowed to make YCH's for them..? ^^
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:iconxxsavemysoul:
xxsavemysoul Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
they are so cute!
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:iconstar-roxxer-2:
Star-Roxxer-2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
O EM GEE CAT FISH OoO!!!! I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconamajadewolf:
AmaJadeWolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you be interested in joining my new group: :iconclosed-species: ?
I am trying to gather all the closed species' all over DA, in order to make it easier for others to locate closed species :3. I am also thinking on picking a couple more Founders so they can run here while I am gone, prefurably looking for someone that has a diff time zone though. So it can be viewed 24/7 almost besides the business of personal life of course xD.
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:icondiscordwho:
DiscordWho Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can I draw one? Im in the group about nekoi's
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:iconpawsillykitty:
PawSillyKitty Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i feel bad for people who'd make something similar to this and getting hated because other people might think "hey you're stealing Kawiku's idea!" "thief/copycat/etc!" like i've kind've wanted to make a cat themed fish like this where its got a fish tail and maybe some other fishlike qualities
but now that i know about the neoki species i feel like i can't do that
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:iconangel-of-the-thieves:
Angel-Of-The-Thieves Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Umm I made a cat with a fish tail ages ago, before I even new about this species.
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:iconrant-profile:
Rant-Profile Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
hey but what if
what if i made a cat like this
exactly like this
but didnt say it was a nekoi?
you couldnt stop me
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:iconbearling:
bearling Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is funny bc its true
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:icons-pace-dorit0:
S-pace-dorit0 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
don't thats still copyright
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:iconpawsthekitty:
PawsTheKitty Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude


Its just a cat with a
fish tail

So if I drew a cat
as a joke

And named it

Salmon cat


Id be sued?

Gimmie a break man

Its a cat with a fish
tail.
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:iconbearling:
bearling Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also true
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:icons-pace-dorit0:
S-pace-dorit0 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
did you even look at the second reply to them though??
I didn't mean to say copyright.
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:iconpawsthekitty:
PawsTheKitty Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh

Whoops my bad hhhh
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:iconrant-profile:
Rant-Profile Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
how is it copyright?
ill need to see official legal documents, and even then parody laws exist
they can own individual characters though
like i can make a mickey mouse character but if it wore red shorts with yellow buttons there would be a problem
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S-pace-dorit0 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
well its kinda like copy right, im sorry i was really tired when I replied to your comment. its  more of a copy cat and you will get alot of hate over it.
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:iconrant-profile:
Rant-Profile Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
eh im not mad at you
and i really dont care about haters anyway so yeah
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:iconrant-profile:
Rant-Profile Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
know what fuck it im making one idc about your rules
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:iconmoonlightkitty097:
MoonLightKitty097 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when will the MYO event be? they are super cute!
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:iconnoxious-dreams:
Noxious-Dreams Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
I hope you don't mind, but I plan on using the style and layout of your reference sheet as inspiration of my species ref.
it won't be a copy at all. The colors will be different and everything. The species certainly isn't similar either. 
I just like the clean feel of the sheet. 
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:iconbirdofdestars:
BirdOfDeStars Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much everyone does sheets like these, so I think that would be fine.
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:iconsabehlra:
Sabehlra Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Here is the link to my blog: fantasycreaturefanatic.tumblr.…
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:iconsabehlra:
Sabehlra Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey I'm making a blog about unique/special species, may I feature your Nekio? I need to do this for a class soon so I have to go ahead and make one, but fi you don't like it I'll take it down after I get my grades.
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:iconbrightphoenix1:
BrightPhoenix1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
.............-.-............-.-.........//cries//............-.-.................-.-..............-.-.
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:iconnight-class:
Night-Class Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
*0* OH NO!!! I should have never looked at this!!! It's soooooooo CUTE <3
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:iconruthbean-trix:
RuthBean-Trix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconxerxestexastoast:
XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I love how you color-coded the traits by rarity. It's a very convenient and easy-to-read system. I might have to try it out if I make my own species. Hnnngh, I love all your species!
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:iconlunernekonya:
LunerNekoNya Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Artist
Question: Can we still make animals with fishtails ( ex: bear with a fish tail :3)
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:iconx-short-hilt-x:
x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yes, she does not own the rights to anything with this trait. Just the specific Nekoi species itself. Sorry that no one else has replied to this yet! ;A;
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:iconlunernekonya:
LunerNekoNya Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Artist
ok's! Yay 
Glad somebody did replay to it yay 
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:iconshadowtigerlily:
ShadowTigerLily Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*cries* nuuu. I wants to make. Is so cute! But if you say no make then no make. You did really well at making a cute and unique species sweetie. I would love to make one, but it's OK. I would get one but I have no money lol. Keep up the work! :3
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:iconslushehgurl:
SlushehGurl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Will these be open again in the futurur?
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:iconruthbean-trix:
RuthBean-Trix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
someone has recolored one of the adopts you have made plus.google.com/10521837140703…
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:icontoxicrebellion:
ToxicRebellion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you be willing to do a species trade like a custom Flysnaap for a nekoi with all common traits? I could give the Flysnaap any trait you want even if its not on the species sheet UwU
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:iconask-le-alicorn-jade:
ask-le-alicorn-jade Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
in my imagination this is what mine looks like: Forked tounge, heart shaped pupils, regular ears, the whiskers on far left, (the super long ones), the eel looking tail or one before that, the middle scales and middle other trait except without the banana looking thing under the tail (No offence, its just my opinion) colors would be: purple, ice blue, cyan, and silver (as I said before this is what it looks like in my head if I had a custom one not that I want you to make me one, im just saying what mine would look like.)Rainbow Sheep Free2Use :: Sailor Moon Broach #2 Free2Use :: Luna In A Cup 
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:iconruby6895:
ruby6895 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
thi shas inspired me so much omg thanks :D
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:iconmedicalkit:
Medicalkit Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I am interested in your species and was wondering if I could offer a MYO Perttus kitsuyuukat.deviantart.com/gal… for one of your Nekoi?
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:iconfurrystatic:
Furrystatic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you received a Nekoi via trade, could you tweak small details?
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:iconfoxlover10:
Foxlover10 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
  Umm can I trade u art for one
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:iconpotatoething:
PotatoeThing Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
why'd you close the species???

i really want to make one >.<
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:iconfoxlover10:
Foxlover10 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Can I offer a species trade? I can offer you a kelecon. They are three tailed wolves with wings and horns, i love this species
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:iconangelbunnyxoxo:
AngelBunnyXOXO Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
how 
just how did you make that nekoi in the "anatomy" box perfectly symmetrical? 
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:iconflaamez:
Flaamez Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Copy and paste one side :meow:
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:icondryicefox:
Dryicefox Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question, scratch that; I've got a list. I've never done adoptions like this before.

So what does it matter that these characters are a closed species? You basically just gave the art makers a template to make their own.

Does it have to do with the buying and selling of art?
--If so, shouldn't you legally copyright this species as your own?

Is this for some kind of game?
--If so, which one? And, continuing, if you could make your own character like this, why? Wouldn't it be hard to manage?
--Do these Nekois reproduce?

Would you think the paper-mache-esque style that you do for the auctioned nekois could be easily remade?
--If so, why sell to a media that could reproduce it simply.
--If not, why?

What inspired you to make such cute and peculiar creatures?
--Why distort the japanese word neko to make the breed name?

TL;DR - Why this? x (11)

Thank you for your time.
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:iconxerxestexastoast:
XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm gonna answer your first two questions for her:

Yes, it has to do with buying and selling art. She has legally copyrighted the species, because copyright is instant as soon as the idea is put into perceptible form.

From Copyright.gov"Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device."

So since she has this ref sheet and you can see it, Kawi owns it. She can't sue, though, until she registers, and she won't need to since she has DMCA to rely on.
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:icondryicefox:
Dryicefox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconxerxestexastoast:
XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :D

Forgot to add this: Now, protecting the species as a whole is trickier, since you can't copyright a process or idea. In order to have full protection over the species, she needs a trademark. She still owns the copyright to the ref sheet and the adopts she designs, though.

I'm also going to answer your name question:
Cat + fish = catfish.
Neko + koi = Nekoi.
"Catfish" would've been too generic of a name, so she combined the Japanese word for cat with the word for carp. It's cute, snappy, and distinctive, much like a brand name.
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:iconlolavii:
Lolavii Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awww why is it closed :C
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:iconilovecloud14:
ILoveCloud14 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   Digital Artist
I found something you all can make similar to a Nekoi! YES ITS AN OPEN SPECIES! yo-angie.deviantart.com/art/Ca…
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:iconpawpepper:
PawPepper Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so if i make a cat/koi fish hybrid that KINDA looks like nekoi but doesn't really then it wouldn't be art theft because it wouldn't be a nekoi, right...?
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