Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Ornament Koi or Common Carp, Shopping Mall Pond, Malacca, Historic Melaka, Malaysia Peninsula, Malaysia, SE Asia

Koi or more specifically Nishikigoi (brocaded carp), are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.