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Koi are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). They are very closely related to goldfish. The word "koi" comes from the Japanese; it means "carp". Koi breeding originated in the 18th century in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. Koi are also known as water pigs, or pigs of the river. The three most common categories of koi are pond, ornamental and show quality. Koi have a lot of colors: black, white, yellow, blue, red, and cream. They can grow up to 36 inches long. Koi can be found in garden ponds all over the world. But please remember that keeping koi requires good knowledge and an adequate budget.




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