For those new to koi

For those new to koi


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Dave 54 submitted a new article:

For those new to koi - help for the complicated names colours and patterns of koi.

Koi carp or Nishikigoi (Cyprinus carpio) the fish we know and love are descendents of the common carp.
The carp in their original form [eating koi or magoi] are a dull brown in colouration and since the first mutation are through selective breeding by the Japanese Rice farmers, it was found that numerous coloraton and paterning could be developed .
These mutant carp where further bred by the Japanese and its these ofspring that over time eventually became the koi Carp that we know of today....
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