I simply love koi. I always have. They are just fish - then again, they are not, of course!
The Wikipedia knows this about them:
Koi (鯉?, English /ˈkɔɪ/, Japanese: [koꜜi]) or more specifically nishikigoi (錦鯉?, [niɕi̥kiꜜɡo.i], literally "brocaded carp"), are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens
Yes, they are beautiful to look at and thus, decorative and VERY MUCH SO. Some of them are expensive. But for me and for many others these animals are more precious becau