Koi (Cyprinus carpio)

From food to cult fish

The name koi originally comes from the Japanese and means „colourful carp“. Already 2,500 years ago Chinese were breeding single-coloured carps as food fish in the irrigation ponds of rice fields. In Japan they are bred since the 19th century as ornamental carps. Today about 100 varieties of colours are registered. Animals meet the esthablished breeding standards are very valuable. In Japan the Koi enjoys cult status and symolizes luck and success.

Category: other

Stem type: original form: colorful wild carp 2500 years ago

Weight: 5 kg heavier

Size: 50-80 cm; 150,000 eggs per kg of fish / year

feed: ready-made food with fish meal and seaweeds, corn, boiled rice, peas

Power: ornamental fish