Koi fish are the domesticated variety of the common carp. Actually, the word “koi” comes from the Japanese word that means “carp”. The Japanese started breeding koi for the first time around the 1820’s. Today, due to their popularity, koi fish come in a large variety of patterns and colors like black, red, orange, yellow, silver, green and blue.
Outdoor koi ponds can be relaxing as the sound of the rippling water flows through the yard. They are even more entrancing and interesting to look at when koi pond owners are able to successfully mix living plants within their koi ponds in order to replicate a natural pond environment. Unfortunately, sometimes koi fish and plants do not co-exist well together. Koi fish can sometimes give their owners a hard time when it comes to potted plants within the pond.