Un koi intr-o caldare
Incredibil! am gasit si o poza… nu mi-a venit sa cred. Asa arata.
Chinezii Japonezii sunt de vina.
Dupa cum am descoperit, ei au facut o adevarata arta din a obtine feluri noi de koi. Sunt un fel de crapi ornamentali, pe care ei ii cresc cam cum ar creste romanii papagali sau porumbei. Mai multe detalii aici.
Tot de pe wikipedia, povestea lor suna asa:
„Koi breeding originated in the 18th century in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. Farmers working the rice fields would notice that some carp were more brightly colored than others, capture them, and raise them. By the 20th century, a number of color patterns had been established, most notably the red-and-white Kohaku. The outside world did not become aware of the degree of development until 1914, when the Niigata koi were exhibited in the annual exposition in Tokyo. At that point, interest in koi exploded throughout Japan. The hobby of keeping koi spread worldwide after plastic bags and shipping of koi became both fast and safe for the fish. These factors enabled koi to be shipped worldwide with low mortality rates. Koi are now commonly sold in most pet stores, with higher-quality fish available from specialist dealers.
Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Ghost koi, developed in the 1980s are metallic hybrids of wild carp and Ogon koi and are not considered true Nishikigoi. Butterfly koi, Longfin koi, or Dragon Carp were also developed in the 1980s and are notable for their long and flowing fins. They are actually hybrids with Asian carp and, like Ghost koi, are not considered true Nishikigoi. Koi fish are very shy, and will dart away with ease.”
Iar mai jos un intreg tabel cu mai multe feluri de koi.
Daca ati putea sa imperecheati un koi cu alt koi, cum v-ati dori sa arate noul koi?