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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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:iconbrightphoenix1:
BrightPhoenix1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.............-.-............-.-.........//cries//............-.-.................-.-..............-.-.
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Night-Class Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
*0* OH NO!!! I should have never looked at this!!! It's soooooooo CUTE <3
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RuthBean-Trix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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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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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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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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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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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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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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ruby6895 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
thi shas inspired me so much omg thanks :D
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KitsuyuuKat 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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PIXELSHlT 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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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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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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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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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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Dryicefox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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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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Lolavii Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awww why is it closed :C
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ILoveCloud14 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
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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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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LittleCakeCrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's already stated in a drawing what defines a Nekoi as a Nekoi Not a Nekoi by Kawiku
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ILoveCloud14 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Go ahead! If it's a hybrid, then you'll be safe! I've been doing and nothing has happened to me!
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mershe Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I created a specie looks like this a long time ago, but my inspiration was a pokemon vaporeon
I called it kiokys
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:iconpandacraftftw:
PandaCraftFTW Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm going to make lots of nekois if that's ok...
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Twitterful-Lumicity Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um... there is a reason it's called a closed species. o_o
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:iconpandacraftftw:
PandaCraftFTW Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist
I never said I was gonna put them on deviant art -_-
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:iconplushieky:
PlushieKy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read the description.
This is a closed species, you cannot make one.
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:iconpandacraftftw:
PandaCraftFTW Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist
I can make as many as I want
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:iconplushieky:
PlushieKy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I don't care. You can get banned and become an art thieve. That's fine with me, sweetheart.
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:iconpandacraftftw:
PandaCraftFTW Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist
So I can't draw cats with fish tails?!
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SKlTTY Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
You will NOT get banned from DeviantART for "art theft". Draw and make as many nekois as you want, as long as it's YOUR art. 
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:iconplushieky:
PlushieKy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but you said you were going to make a Nekoi, which is her species. Maybe if you said, "I'm gonna make a fishcat!", no one would be upset.
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PandaCraftFTW Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh I'm sorry :( I won't do it again
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:iconplushieky:
PlushieKy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it's fine! c: I just don't want you do get into trouble. Art theft is really frown upon on dA, so if you did it, people would attack you left and right.
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owlkisses Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student General Artist
???
melonpop-nindou.deviantart.com…
um kawiku you stole someone elses species and got famous
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LittleCakeCrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ALL cats are going to look similar lmao Plus that one is completely scaled, has fins, and has a nose. The name Nekoi is not by that
one person or Kawiku, it is "Cat fish" in Japanese. This character is named Nekoi and it was posted 6 years ago. Nekoi by zambicandy

Kawiku did not say catfish are by her, as she has stated what is not a Nekoi She's already stated in a drawing what defines a Nekoi as a Nekoi Not a Nekoi by Kawiku
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owlkisses Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
lol ok white knight c:
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:iconlittlecakecrumbs:
LittleCakeCrumbs Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great comment, how long did it take your brain to make that one? c:
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owlkisses Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Same to you!
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Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks nothing like this Nekoi
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:iconowlkisses:
owlkisses Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
actually it does
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:iconwilhel7:
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well people can't freaking made a fish cat and call it a Nekoi?
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owlkisses Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
shes making a profit out of an old concept lmao
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Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Profit? What profit? I thought this was an open species.
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owlkisses Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
kawikus isn't
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