Koi Fish for Ponds
Japanese Koi Fish (pictured below) are popular in ornamental ponds and are available for sale in a number of types in the UK . The meaning of Koi Fish is often debated, Koi actually means Carp.
However Koi Fish may symbolise a number of different things depending on location, in China Koi are often kept in groups of seven to symbolise good luck. In Japan Koi Fish tend to mean, strength, the ability to overcome adversity or wealth and riches. It all depends on who you ask and where you are.
Koi fish, or Nishikigoi, have been bred in both Japan and China for 100s of years. It needs to be remember that Koi are actually carp bred for use as 'decoration' and 'symbols' in man made ponds.
Koi are available in a wide range of colours, from the usual gold with yellow, white, black and green / blue as well.
- Kohaku are a white Koi with red patches, and they are very popular, particularly in Japan.
- A spectacular Koi is 'Hi Utsuri' this one is Black with red patches or markings.
- Other Japanese Koi Fish include: Hikarimoyo, Shiro Utsuri, Ki Utsuri, Aka Bekko and Ki Bekko