Koi

Koi fish are a species of domesticated carp and come in a variety of colors. They are a popular fish to have in large ponds and can grow to be very large.

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What does a koi fish tattoo symbolize?

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Koi Tattoos: According to Japanese legend, if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement. More generally, the Japanese associate koi (also known as carp) with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals. More input from Wikifriendus contributors: It means good fortune or luck. Symbolic in the Buddhism to represent courage. Humans "swim" through the "ocean of suffering" without fear, just like a fish swims through water. The koi is symbolic with family. On Children's Day koi flags are raised: Black koi, the father; Orange/Red, the mother; Blue/White for a boy; and red/pink for a girl. There is another word to describe "love" which is "koi". The kanji character for "kokoro (heart)" is included as part of both kanji characters. Both "ai" and "koi" are probably translated as "love" in English. However, they have slightly different nuance: "Koi" is a love for the opposite sex, or a longing feeling for a specific person. It can be described as "romantic love" or "passionate love". While "ai" has the same meaning as "koi," it also has a definition of a general feeling of love. "Koi" can be selfish, but "ai" is a real love. Here are some lines that explain them well: Koi is always wanting. Ai is always giving." A koi tattoo is supposed to represent different things it just depends on the color and the amount of them and the direction they are swimming in the stream. Five golden koi is supposed to represent eternal wealth and well-being. Each color represents a specific meaning. Some people believe that the color of koi tattoo on your body should be in harmony with you and your surroundings.
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Can you feed koi goldfish food?

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Yes of course. Koi are very very similar to Goldfish.
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Can you put fresh water eels in a pond with koi?

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It depends on the size of the eel and the koi. I have koi, and they are aggressive to other fish. I was raising a few small ones in a tank and they nipped the fins off my guppy. I wouldn't put the two fish together unless the eel is pretty big. Watch them for a few days and if the eel has injuries or is behaving strangely, take it out.
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What does a koi fish look like?

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Koi is a domesticated carp and looks more or less like a wild carp. Koi, however, are generally smaller than wild carp and have been bred so that they are most well viewed from the top. They tend to be not so deep from the dorsal to pectral fins as wild carp. Neither koi nor wild carp stop growing, but the smaller environments (ponds and the like) in which koi are kept limits size somewhat. Koi varieties include both single-color fish and multicolored, generally mottled, fish. Frequently seen colors are white, black, yellow, and a spectrum of reds tending most often toward the orange and of the range.
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What age does a koi carp stop growing?

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They will keep growing if they live in a large enough space, They may not grow as fast when they get older but they will grow almost until they die.
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What does betta fish tattoo symbolize?

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I havent been able to find a "real" answer to this question. However i have been waiting to get a beta fish tatoo my self because to me it resembles strength and beauty. The fish is known for its beauty, and just by looking at it, you would never realize how strong it is naturally, unless you have previously heard about what they do to eachother, or made the mistake of buying two for one tank. I havent been able to find a "real" answer to this question. However i have been waiting to get a beta fish tatoo my self because to me it resembles strength and beauty. The fish is known for its beauty, and just by looking at it, you would never realize how strong it is naturally, unless you have previously heard about what they do to eachother, or made the mistake of buying two for one tank. considering that "beta fish" translates into "chinese fighting fish"
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Do koi need aeration?

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No, but being amongst the very dirtiest of fish they do however need very good filtration or a very large, well planted pond to live in. Growing to almost 1 metre in length they are certainly not suited to being kept in aquaria.
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What do the koi fish represent in tangerine?

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It represents you MAMA( Who are you?) R u from brent
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Does the koi fish need to be up or down?

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Koi Carp are very large fish growing to over 24 inches. They should be kept in ponds outdoors not in fish tanks. All fish produce ammonia (including Koi) so all fish need their water filtered to remove this poison.The basic rules for successfull fishkeeping are. 1 inch of fish needs at least 1 gallon of water (A Koi is a 24inch fish) :- Every tank must have a permanently running 'cycled' filter. Every tank must have at least 50% of its water replaced every week. If you follow the above rules your fish will stand a reasonable chance of surviving. If you don't, then I can guarantee that your fish will be constantly getting sick and will die much sooner than it should.
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What does a koi dragon tattoo symbolize?

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Koi Dragon Tattoo The koi fish in Japanese folklore represents the overcoming of obstacles, because the koi fish travels up the yellow river and when it comes to the end of the river it transforms into the dragon; thus overcoming the adversity represented by the strong river to fufill its own destiny. The Koi is the symbol of strength and will, the will to go against odds to reach the destiny. And the Dragon is the power and ferocity. The mystery and Aura. The Koi Dragon is all about a re birth or new start/ begining. I.e. After a divorce/ bereavement signalling a new chapter in a strong willed persons lifrte. Thus enabling them to move on and start afresh. Edit: Most of this is correct except actually it is a waterfall that a Koi climbs. Not a river. For the waterfall represents challenge in life. If the koi can manage to climb said waterfall he will become a dragon. Another words if one is able to overcome obstacles/challenges they will be greater for it
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What is the symbolism of a Japanese koi fish and dragon together on a tattoo?

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the koi fish turns into a dragon, according to Japanese folklore. Koi Dragon Tattoo The koi fish in Japanese folklore represents the overcoming of obstacles, because the koi fish travels up the yellow river and when it comes to the end of the river it transforms into the dragon; thus overcoming the adversity represented by the strong river to fufill its own destiny. The Legend of the Rainbow River Japanese legend has it that every year thousands of Koi, a courageous, strong, and dedicated fish, make a perilous and difficult journey up the Rainbow (or Dragon) river. Out of perhaps a million Koi, only once in many years, one Koi is dedicated and strong enough to swim all the way to the head of the river, known as "The Dragon Gate" (or "The Rainbow Gate") and leap from the water. He is transformed into a dragon. This tattoo tells the story of this little Koi's journey. Up the inside of the collector's calf swims the determined little fish. Against all odds he reaches the head of the River and leaps from the water. Above the metaphorical Dragon's Gate of the collector's knee, the koi-fish begins his transformation mid leap, becoming a Koi-dragon, before continuing down the outside of the collector's calf as a full fledged dragon.
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What eats koi fish?

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Raccoons, Cats, birds of prey.
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What does a dog symbolize?

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Dogs symbolize many things in different countries so it's difficult to give you any specifics on this. Please go onto www.google.com and type in: What do dogs symbolize in different countries. Also, it symoblizies man's best friend! (as you should know the saying!)
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What does a black stallion tattoo symbolize?

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a horse is considered to be a symbol of freedom, and power. An Arabian horse is usually associated with "black stallion". These horses are special in their abilities to go long journeys with no water. The black stallion symbol represents endurance and strength. To some it may mean protection because arabians are very protective of their owners. hope this helps.
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English word of song koi no vacancy?

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(恋のバカンス), pronounced 'Koi no vakansu', means 'love vacation, vacation of love'.
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What does a coy fish tattoo mean?

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The koi, or Japanese carp, represents the embodiment of the warrior, a fierce adversary with courage, commitment, and tenacity in battle, but when death (defeat) is imminent, the warrior accepts it with grace and resolution- the parallel being that when the koi is caught and out of water, placed upon a cutting block. The fish stops moving, stops struggling, and accepts his defeat with the humility of a master.
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How do you know if a koi fish is male or female?

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Feel the head and cheeks. If it feels like sandpaper, it's a male. You may not be able to feel this until spring time though. A female koi will feel slippery during breeding season. also most males are longer and more slender and the females carry eggs and they wil have a "bulge" near there stomach regon
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What does a koi fish represent in Japan?

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very generally, they represent good luck in japan. in china different numbers of fish, including koi, represent different kinds of luck i.e. 9 koi or 9 fish, means good financial luck. Answer In Japan, the symbolism of koi fish depends on their color. Yamabuki: The gold fish represents (of course) gold, wealth and prosperity. Ogon: The platinum colored fish represents the fulfillment of wealth in the form of success in business. Kumonryu: A midnight black colored fish that is named after a Japanese dragon of transformation - and this fish is said to bring about change in life circumstances. Kohoku: A white and red fish (known as a "cap" fish with white body and a red mark on its head) believed to encourage advancement in career. Kuchibeni: Also white and red (known as a "lipstick" fish with a white body and red markings around the mouth) said to inspire long lasting, loving relationships.
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When can I put koi into a new pond?

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when water temp is same as where ther at now,
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Can you put freshwater crabs in a pond with koi?

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Sometimes fiddler crabs or other crab species are sold for aquariums. Most require brackish or even saltwater. Few thrive in freshwater. Most require live insects, worms, and/or small fish to eat. They can harass or kill other small animals in the tank with them. Many have nasty pinchers. For this reason, they are best suited to a set-up solely for them. Almost all of the crabs sold for "freshwater" tanks require a haul-out spot. The water level must be low enough to allow them to get in and out of the water with ease. If denied the ability to get out of the water, they will eventually die. They most likely also require full spectrum lighting over the basking site but studies probably have not been done on this. Fiddler crabs and similar species stay relatively small, at a few inches in size.
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What does a tattoo of two koi fish symbolize?

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In Ancient Chinese legend, a tale has it that any Koi fish that overcame the turbulent,dangerous waters of the falls at Dragon gate would be transformed into a dragon. The Koi fish in tattoo imagery is said to show courage and the ability to overcome difficulty with strength and determination to achieve one's dreams. It is a popular tattoo to obtain after a significant moment or occasion in life, such as achieving a lifelong dream, or, at the start of a long and hefty battle, acknowledging the fight that lies ahead, such as starting up a business or starting a new life in a new country. it means NOTHING. stop looking for meaning in all tattoos. many tattoos are simply whimsical and fun or aesthetically pleasing. they don't all mean things. also, different designs mean different things to different people. there isn't an end all answer. try asking the person it's on what it means to them.
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What do you mean by Raj karega khalsa aki reheh na koi ------ who is going to do raj?

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Simple explanation so this phrase would be: - "the pure shall rule, and impure will be no more" But it didn't justify the whole Dhora so I decided to have an in depth look in to it. Guru Gobind Singh had written Dohra at Hazoor Sahib. He wrote this Dohra after giving Gur Gaddi to Guru Granth Sahib and original text is at Hazoor Sahib and this is being read there since 10th Guru's time. This Dohra is also written in Giani Gian Singh's book and perhaps also in Biaji Mkut Sakhi 10. The Dohra is also quoted in a few Rehitnamas. "Agya bhai Akal ki tabhi chalayo Panth Sabh Sikhan ko hukam hai Guru manyo Granth Guru Granth Ji manyo pargat Guran ki deh Jo Prabhu ko milbo chahe khoj shabad mein le Raj karega Khalsa aqi rahei na koe Khwar hoe sabh milange bache sharan Jo hoe." Translation: "Under orders of the Immortal Being, the Panth was created. All the Sikhs are enjoined to accept the Granth as their Guru. Consider the Guru Granth as embodiment of the Gurus. Those who want to meet God, can find Him in its hymns. The pure shall rule, and impure will be no more, Those separated will unite and all the devotees shall be saved." The composition of this sacred Granth contains rendering (Bani) of six Gurus of Sikh faith and some Bhaktas and saints. It was composed in this form in the year 1604 with the addition later of Guru Tegh Bahadur's Bani (sacred composition). And its blessings are sought by the seeker with devout heart. Sikh religion sincerely believes that in each of succeeding Gurus, the spirit of Guru Nanak was operating incarnated. The sacred Granth is installed in all Sikh holy places of worship and treated as presiding presence of Guru, an apostle of Divine Truth. The devotees of congregation in solemn assembly pray and seek blessings of the Supreme. This comes through in the mystical thought of Gurbani and it stands for realization of the Truth. The Gurus' word, known as 'sabad' is taken as the mystic thought of Guru. In the words of Bhai Gurdas, a great scholar of Guru's time, "In the word is the Guru, and the Guru is in the word (sabad). In other words, the human body was not the Guru but the light of the word (shabad) and within the heart was their real personality." When the human mind dives deeper and deeper into the Guru's word, all mental impurities depart and wisdom of the Guru draws on the human soul. Thereby the devotee attains the divine light and wisdom which makes him to contemplate on God's name (naam). In the light of above realities, the Sikh religion makes the holy Granth as a living master of Sikh Panth. Before setting for heavenly abode, Sri Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru, the founder of order of Khalsa brotherhood, conferred the Guruship to Sri Granth Sahib as a living Guru of Khalsa.
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What does a koi fish swimming downwards symbolise in a tattoo?

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Simply that it's going the wrong way. Koi are always supposed to be swimming upstream against the current.