The word "Koi" simply means carp in Japanese.
The colorful varieties of Koi carp available today are a strain which was
first bred 160 years ago in Japan from a naturally occurring mutation. Learn
more about the History of Koi and their Ancestry in our Gallery.
Here for the Gallery
The Black carp or "Magoi" are one of the main
carp strains that developed the Koi we see today. They are very similar
to the common carp and basically differ in color and some body conformation.
Here for our section on Ancestry