A fancy-looking, colorful carp fish.They are technically called cyprimus carpio. The Japanese have bred them over the years to have many vibrant colors and patterns. Some have scales, while others are scaleless. Term Definition Term Definition Term Definition Term Definition Term Definition
Japanese -n. Colorful carp bred to be viewed from above. Related to goldfish, but spunkier and more gregarious.
Large, ornamental oriental fish that are common occupants of back yard ponds. Can grow up to 3' in length and weigh up to 22 lbs.
a strain/variety of common carp that has been bred for scale and color pattern as a pond/ornamental fish
These Japanese carp vary in size, shape, and color and are popular for large ornamental ponds.
Koi (é¯‰ï¼ˆã“ã„ï¼‰, RÅmaji: koi, pronounced ) are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp Cyprinus carpio, originated from China and widely spread in Japan. They are very closely related to goldfish and, in fact, the style of breeding and ornamentation has become very similar, probably through the efforts of Japanese breeders to emulate goldfish. Koi and tattoos of koi are traditionally considered lucky.
Koi magazine is Britainâ€™s best-sellingpractical guide to the Koi keeping hobby and covers everything from pond construction to Koi appreciation.