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kin kabuto koi

What is a Kin Kabuto Koi?

Though the original ornamental koi fish were specifically bred for iconic, specific traits.  There are tons of different amazing koi coloration subvarieties that all look absolutely amazing in a modern aquatic pond setting. Each offers a unique coloration and creates a different effect within the water, be it a pop of color or hauntingly beautiful trail of long, glittering fins. One of these gorgeous subvarieties is the Kin Kabuto. As a more recent coloration compared to some of the classics, this stunning fish is an amazing option for any koi pond or enclosure. Let’s take a closer look at what

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What is a white ghost Koi

What is a White Ghost Koi?

Raising koi is an art form that many hold absolutely sacred. Koi are bred under traditional standards as literal precious jewels, carefully culled and curated to ensure only the most stunning, perfect fish remain. Pet fish are a little less carefully selected and bred, especially those within pet store breeder situations. Still, there is one thing that creates division regardless of your breeding methods and preferences: the white ghost koi. There is something about this species of koi that has caused people to either love them or believe them to not be actual koi at all. Some even outright claim

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Everything You Need to Know About Raising A Showa Koi Grand Campion

Everything You Need to Know About Raising A Showa Koi Grand Campion

Show level koi fish are truly a work of art. Carefully bred and raised to have specific colorations and patterns, these koi are stunning and virtually represent the rich craftsmanship that exists within traditional koi breeders. Truly, you will never find anything quite like a show koi anywhere outside of these carefully designed and protected breeding techniques. Showa koi, one of the big three species, really showcase this craftsmanship and carefully curated skill level in its tri-color patterning and stunning, bold hues. Let’s take a look at what makes a Showa Koi Grand Champion and discuss a few specific koi

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Meaning Of Koi

What Do You Mean? The Meaning Of Koi

What Do You Mean? The Meaning Of Koi Among the reasons behind the koi fish’s popularity is the rich symbolisms associated with it and its place in myths and legends. In fact, the attributes that the koi fishes symbolize is the main reason why it can rake up very high prices among companies, especially those owned by Asian businessmen. That said, in today’s article I will talk about the meaning of koi and myth. After all, knowing the koi’s place in the Asian imagination will help you understand how the koi managed to move from being a food source to

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Kohaku Koi Fish Why Do People Go Crazy For This Koi

Kohaku Koi Fish Why Do People Go Crazy For This Koi

Kohaku Koi Fish Why Do People Go Crazy For This Koi Today I’ve decided to write all about the incredible Kohaku koi fish – and for good reason. This variety of koi might as well be one of the most popular varieties. In fact, even non-koi enthusiasts are usually familiar with this variety. To understand the charm of this breed, here’s what you need to know all about the incredible Kohaku koi fish. All about the incredible Kohaku koi fish: The King of Koi One of the first things you’ll learn when researching all about the incredible Kohaku koi fish

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History Of The Japanese Koi

A Brief History Of The Japanese Koi

A Brief History Of The Japanese Koi The Japanese koi has been around for decades and it’s unlikely that it will lose its popularity soon. If anything, it’s gaining more popularity as time passes. But where did the Japanese koi really originate? How did it evolve from the common carp to one of the most prized ornamental fishes nowadays. Well, here’s a brief history of the Japanese Koi. The Humble Beginnings Of The Japanese Koi: A Brief History In order for you to fully appreciate the beauty and the fame of the Japanese koi, it’s helpful if you know the

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