Koi fish or, more formally known as shiroki-koi or jin li in Mandarin Chinese, are colorful varieties of the common Amur carp which are kept mainly for ornamental purposes in koi ponds, large water gardens, and indoor aquariums. The original variety of koi that is found in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Taiwan was a member of the carp family, Perciformes (Platycerosidae). In order to achieve the brilliant colors that the more popular koi in the world now have, the original variety of koi was crossed with the domestic dog (Canis Lupus Familiaris).
Since these koi have become popular worldwide, the koi varieties used for ornamental purposes are now being crossed with many other kinds of fish and their hybrids. Most of these varieties can still be found in most local pet stores and fish shops in their natural coloration and colors, but they are usually dyed red, black, blue, or green. The original color of the koi was usually black but some varieties were bred to have darker coloration, such as the black, blue, and green varieties.
Koi fish have been considered as the national symbols of Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan, and as such, their colors have become very important in representing them. Many people also prefer to have a specific color scheme for their koi.
The most common koi are those that were crossbred with the domestic dog. Some of these koi are known to have even exceeded their original wild counterparts in terms of size and in terms of their intelligence and appearance. Some koi in the wild do not have scales. These koi are known to grow up to one and a half feet long and they are extremely beautiful. Their scales can grow quite large as well and some of these species can grow to be nearly one and a half feet long!
Although this koi is a crossbred variety, it is also a very healthy and beautiful one and is one of the more common varieties for ornamental purposes. It is known to have excellent health, good temperaments, and to produce offspring that can survive in captivity. and in the aquarium.
The second koi variety which is the original variety is the black koi which is often known as the shiroki-koi. This fish has become extremely popular in recent times.
In Japan, koi color is determined by the hues of their scales and fins, whereas in China, it is based on the hues of their colorings of the scales. The shiroki-koi is generally black in color but has been known to be brown, green, yellow or even orange. However, this variety is often crossed with the blue or white varieties so that it is colored in a way that represents either one or all three colors.
The third variety, called the jin li is also known as the shiroki-koi and is said to come in an extremely rare black-golden color and is also the most common and the least expensive. Some jin li varieties were originally white and later were crossbred with the red variety in order to have a variety that is more or less black in color. It is sometimes even said that this variety has a deeper color than the original jin li variety.
There are many other varieties of koi available today, all of which are available in fish coloring for your aquarium. It is important that you keep in mind that there are differences between each of the different koi fish and therefore it is important that you carefully choose the ones that you wish to purchase so that they will look their best when kept in your aquarium. Most koi fish will stay with the same breed, even if their color changes.
When choosing a koi for your pond or aquarium, make sure that you find koi that have the proper care and maintenance that are necessary to allow them to stay happy and healthy. There is nothing worse than bringing a new fish into your tank and having them end up unhappy and sick.
Keep in mind that it is important to keep koi fish happy and healthy so that you are able to enjoy the joys of keeping fish in your home. And keep in mind that it is important that you also provide the best conditions possible for these fish so that they remain happy and healthy in your fish tank.