Koi Fish, Coy Fish Types

by roshi on September 16, 2010

in Aquarium

carp koi coy fish

Koi fish, Coy fish, carp, Chinese fish, Japanese carp, Colorful fish, Fresh water fish, aquarium fish, ornamental fish or decorative fish are the regular fish with colorful patterns at them if in multiple colors. These can be of single colors as well. I have got white Koi fish, yellow and white koi fish and some other. I will show you some images of Koi and videos. You gonna buy a lot of fish if you have got an aquarium but most of the fish you will buy will be Koi or Coy fish and you will not know about it if you have not read about Koi because these are of many types depending upon their color, pattern, scales and more.

Koi Fish Types

Click the image below to enlarge and see the famous types of Koi.

Koi fish, coy fish, fish types, fresh water fish types

Koi History

Carp are known as koi in Japan. Koi (Coy) are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes. The carp is a large group of fish originally found in Central Europe and Asia. Various carp species were originally domesticated in East Asia, where they were used as food fish.

The ability of carp to survive and adapt to many climates and water conditions allowed the domesticated species to be propagated to many new locations including Japan. Natural color mutations of these carp would have occurred across all populations.

Carp were first bred for color mutations in China more than a thousand years ago, where selective breeding of the Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio) led to the development of the goldfish.

Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. While the possible color variations are virtually limitless

[Koi at wikipedia]

Koi Fish Videos

Koi Fish Photos

Following are white Koi fish photos. Koi can grow more than one foot (12 inches) in size.

white koi fish

white koi fish

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