Our Nishikigoi (or Brocaded Carp)

by Shiqin February. 21, 2009 4794 views

The word “koi” comes from Japanese, simply meaning “carp.” It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. A homophone of koi means “love, affection” and koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.

These are some of the Koi fish that we keep at home. You may also read more about the Koi here [en.wikipedia.org]. :)

*Update: We do not have an aquarium so they live in this little pond that is about a metre deep and looks some sort like a water well. It used to belong to my grandparents and we always bathed in it when we were little and it has been around for as long as I can remember. Maybe someday I might take a picture of it. The thing is that it works great to house these Koi because they come up to the surface very often so you do not actually need an aquarium to be able to see them.

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Tranquilworld 8 years, 5 months ago

How pretty. They are going to be very striking in color as they grow. Thank you for sharing the story and the pictures.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Art Bee 10 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful set! Thanks for the story to go with the pictures!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Elisa Perusin 10 years, 8 months ago

oh my! This pictures are beautiful!

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Fairuz Abdullah 10 years, 8 months ago

eh so chantek la....

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Asylum 10 years, 8 months ago

wahhh!

ikan koi renang renang....ehhe....

chantek!

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jet28 10 years, 8 months ago

Cool set!

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Fatemeh Behboudi 10 years, 8 months ago

wwwooww ... very good .)

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mohammad Irman Suriadi 10 years, 8 months ago

yeah lovely indeed! (:

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Maxine 10 years, 8 months ago

Nice photos!
What cute mouths. :-)

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Leocheung 10 years, 8 months ago

Colorful. Lovely.

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 8 months ago

Colorful shots - and interesting information!! Do your koi live in an aquarium?

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Georgiana Lucaci 10 years, 8 months ago

great photos

i love the second one ! :)

and the colours are wow !

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Leanne......Melbourne, Australia 10 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful photos...the colours are great.

I love the serenity of watching fish.

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nina Blom 10 years, 8 months ago

great photos! :)

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Farah Hanim Mukhtar 10 years, 8 months ago

kawaii~
^_^

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Arik 10 years, 8 months ago

lovely set of captures

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Khasnan Mohd Hannan 10 years, 8 months ago

Great picture dearie.

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
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