Glossary Entry: Koi

Quick Definition

This is a species of carp that is a popular pet in Asia (most notably Japan). When depicted, it's typically shown to be a large white fish covered in red, yellow or brown blotches.

Unlike most pet fish, Koi are kept in ornamental ponds rather than aquariums. These ponds are known as koi ponds*, for obvious reasons.

Games that are set in Asia or styled around Asian culture often reference this popular fish in some way. For example, Pixel Puzzles: Japan has the puzzle pieces floating in a koi pond*, complete with a koi swimming around with them.

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