Koi Fish Coloring Pages – For fish keepers hobbyists, of course, they are no stranger to the types of koi fish. This fish, also known as carp, has the scientific name Cyprinus carpio.
Many have maintained it either in the restaurant, or used as decoration to beautify the appearance of the houses, some are put in the aquarium to be displayed in the living room, make a pond in the yard of the house, or as a display in the room to accompany the rest.
Koi fish are better known as Nishikigoi or jinli, which literally means ‘brocade goldfish’. They are a colored variety of the fish species Cyprinus rubrofuscus. Koi fish are a colorful fish commonly seen in open water parks and koi ponds.
Many varieties of koi fish have been identified by the Japanese. These varieties are distinguished by color, scale and pattern. Koi fish are generally found in white, red, black, blue, yellow, and cream colors.
It is believed that koi fish originated in China and was later used by the Japanese as a food source. In the mid-1800’s, the Japanese began breeding these fish for their aesthetic appeal.
Koi fish are very smart. They can be trained to eat from your mouth and hands. They are omnivores that eat pond plants. Koi fish also live for a very long time.
Their average lifespan is about 50 years, and can be 36 inches long. More than 100 types of koi fish have been known to date. This species is one you will see in many aquariums.
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