Golden fluted Koi tail and glistening Ruby Barbs feeding!
The other end of the Koi! Fascinating colors and patterns in the sunlit tail... iridescent and glowing. I love the refractions caused by the water, patterns on patterns. And the sequin-like rosy red Barbs hanging out looking for tiny scraps! I am stunned by this image and amazed that I caught it!
This Koi is quite large. About 20 inches long! And quite heavy. It's the largest Koi in our pond. It's called an Ogon which means shiny, metallic one.
Koi are highly-breed carp! They are frequently called The Emperor's Fish because the Emperors of Japan and China were devoted collectors. Koi have been known to live for 200 years in ideal conditions, The oldest one, Konako, was 226 years old at death! They examined a scale to verify her age.
For more, see my set My Koi Pond.
Biscayne Park, FL