Native of China, introduced into Japan then worldwide
Slow-moving bodies of water
Water plants, insects, worms, and crustaceans
- Koi are an ornamental colored variation of the common carp.
- Their striking colors were produced by the skill and infinite patience of Japanese breeders.
- For centuries they were carefully bred and selected until the color was firmly fixed.
- Today, there are 13 official classifications of Koi based on color, pattern, and/or scale type.
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