Koi Fish

symbol of love and friendship


http://en.wikipedia.org

Koi or more specifically nishikigoi are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor ponds and water gardens. They are also called Japanese carp.


Koi were developed from common carp in ancient China in Jin Dynasty and was later transferred to Korea and Japan, and are still popular there because they are a symbol of love and friendship. A variety of colors and color patterns have since been developed; common colors include white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. The most popular category of koi is the Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties.

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  1. I heard kois bring good luck too.

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  2. my bro has a few koi in the house i m staying now.. they r beautiful..

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  3. I used to have a lots of Japanese carp at home, but since my father passed away... my mom gave away all his carp.
    I missed those day where by the carps nimbled my toes when I dipped my feet into the pond... :)

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  4. I love to see koi swimming in the pond, nice and peaceful feeling!

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  5. I'm one of those people that enjoy watching those colorful fish.

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  6. Interesting info. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I hope one day I can have my very own koi pond too. :)

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  8. That's another cultural trivia for this fish... great!

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  9. Is this your pond? I know some people like to eat them. Nice:) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

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  10. My hubby crazy about koi LOL..

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  11. i have koi fishes before but never knew they are symbol of love and friendship..

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  12. It's incredible how expensive they are, too.

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  13. Hmm... I thought koi is the symbol of prosperity?

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  14. Thank you for sharing. Now I understand more of it.

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  15. A uncle of mine built a pool in front of his house as advisd by his feng shui master for good luck. So if we want to go into his house, we have to use the bridge across the pool :p

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  16. Koi fish = for good feng shui & peace...I liked it ~ My brother used to rear it previously

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  17. I've always felt a sense of serenity whenever I see koi. Dunno why some are so expensive though.
    +Ant+

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  18. Very nice p0st,thanks for interesting st0ry about koi fish.

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  19. I love watching them, and they are beautiful

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  20. Love to see but not to take care :p

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  21. Ur blog sidebar also got koi fish ma :)

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  22. I used to keep koi in my pond. They can be such a peaceful and colourful sight.

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  23. I've always wanted Koi but I'm still waiting for that day. :-) You know, it was only a short time ago that I learned Koi and Carp were the same fish.

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  24. Is that what Koi stands for? No wonder why my friend love to keep these fishes in her house pond. Anyhow, the boar on my post is actually a house pet for that woman in the picture. :-)

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  25. we have lots in our pond back home =)

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  26. Love to watch fishes in pond or aquarium and best able to feed them. tQ

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  27. It's very therapeutic watching them swimming aimlessly in the pond,great way to de-stress!

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  28. My uncle is in this business. He has a big koi pond at home. The fish are really huge.

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