Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Koi Fish

Koi are a variety of Carp that originated in China, but are most popular in Japan. Domestically bred for ornamental purposes, Koi have become a symbol of luck. Early on, Japanese farmers noticed that most Carp were a dull grey color, while some were bright orange and red. They began to capture and breed the brightly-colored specimens, and eventually developed many different varieties of Koi based on coloration. The hobby of raising Koi has now spread outside of Japan, as transporting the fish has become easy and safe. Some Koi fish sell for up to $100,000.

Koi Fish Gifts

Koi Fish Clock

Koi Fish Cards


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