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Koi fish have been fascinating creatures to keep for many years and can display some wonderful colourations. They can fetch large prices for the quality strains and there are many Koi keepers who regard them as their prized possessions. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Koi fish care! This article is a guest post by Jan from Aqua-fish.net! Introduction The name “Koi” is actually an abbreviation for “nishikigoi”, which can be translated into English as “brocaded carp”. Koi fish are direct descendants of the common carp but through selective breeding are now classed as a species in their own right. They are not classed as aquarium fish but are as ornamental pond fish; they are relatively hardy and live for many years growing into large specimens as they mature. Originally the carp were only to found in Europe and Asia but since they were domesticated in Japan, populations exist worldwide as they can adapt very well to different climates. It was in the 1820’s that the carp were selectively bred for their colouration and in the early 20th century this practice became more and more widespread. Koi vs goldfish Although Koi and goldfish both descend from wild carp …