Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fact of the Day: Koi Fish

The ornamental pond fish known as Koi originated in Japan. Their ancestors were common carp who were normally raised as a food source in places like Europe and China. Like the origin of goldfish, they realized some carps would produce mutations of different colors on their scales. So they would separate the unique carp from the normal carp, which eventually led to the many beautiful varieties of the Koi fish we often see in ponds. 

23 comments:

  1. Would love to have an outdoor pond someday just to have some Kois:D

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  2. The cat would like the flashy fish

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  3. I love koi. We have a few that we see in a local pond. I've seen them in abundance on holidays. Always so colorful and a delight to the eyes. Very interesting bit of trivia about them Adam, thank you.

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  4. They look much more beautiful than when carried around in little plastic bags.

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  5. Very popular here as well! ♥

    Aloha

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  6. This is very interesting. I thought they originated in China.

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  7. I remember you once told us about these fish and their origin. Kisses, Adam:)

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  8. I love seeing these fish - I think they're so beautiful!

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  9. Very nice ! Have a lovely week :)

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  10. I have always wanted some of these fish!

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