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Research Project

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Mikaela Maillet

on 6 May 2010

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REsearch project What do Koi Fish symbolize? Does the color of a Koi Fish tattoo mean anything? What type of food do Koi Fish eat? koi fish What do koi fish symbloize? In Japan koi fish symbolism represents perserverance in adversity and strength of purpose. They say the larger the koi, the richer you are. Now the meaning of a koi fish tattoo is a little diffrent than the actual fish. The koi tattoo represents good fortune, prosperity and riches. Also in Japanese culture it symbolizes male strength. It says you are determined and don't conform to what society expects. Like a koi swimming up a stream against a current. "According to Japanese legend if a koi succeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon."(Wiki answers) Does the color of a koi fish tattoo matter? "The koi fish is symbolic in the Buddhist Religion, representing courage. Humans 'swim' through the 'ocean of suffering' with fear, just like a fish swims through water." The koi fish is symbolic with family. Diffrent colors of koi mean diffrent members of the family. Black koi represent fathers. Orange and red koi represent mothers. Blue and white koi represent boys. Red and pink koi represent girls. A koi tattoo is supposed to represent diffrent things, it just depends on the color, the amount of them, and the direction the koi are swimming in the stream. "Five golden koi is supposed to represent eternal weath and well being. Each color represents a specific meaning. Some people say that the color of a koi tattoo on your body should be in harmony with you and your surroundings." ( Wiki answers) What kinds of food do koi eat? "Koi are natural bottom feeders." Koi can eat pellet food. Pellet food that sinks is best. Only problem is you don't see your koi eat. Also hollow food is available, makes it easy to tell if your koi are eating. They can be trained to eat out of your hand. This takes time and be patient. Besides pellets, koi eat living food. Earthworms, prawns, and tadpoles are some. Also they like to eat fresh produce, such as lettuce, watermelon, oranges, and lemons. "Feeding time is one of the best times to get to know your koi fish."(Koi Fish Information)
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