Fish Tales~ Mar21 Arizona Koi, are friendly fish. They aren’t afraid of getting hooked, but do expect some tasty treats! I had no fishy food, but still they followed me, around the ponds, like swimming puppy dogs! Cheers to you from Arizona’s friendly koi~ Share this:PocketPrintShare on TumblrEmailTweetgoodreadsLike this:Like Loading... Related
The blue ones are my favourite.
I had never seen this color combo before. Beautiful! დ
Amazing photos, Cindy! They are unusual fish and so colourful. ❤️
They are beauties aren’t they! And they are lots of fun to hang out with დ
Wow! Wow! Wow! I love it! Amazing and beautiful! Wonderful colors, my favoutite the red ones.
Thank’s for share Cindy.
Have a lovely week!
Thank you for the lovely comments Elvira & take good care my friend დ
You are welcome, Cindy.
You as well take good care
Please. Thank’s dear friend.💗🌸
Beautiful creatures Cindy! I think they follow you around as other people have fed them.
You’re right about that and they seemed hungry!!! დ
What beauties. Can you imagine how long it took to breed this look in a catfish?
Yes!! Fascinating. Check this out:
“Koi fish are a colorful, ornamental versions of the common carp. Though carp domestication is believed to have begun in China as far back as the 4th century, modern Japanese koi are believed to date back to early 19th-century Japan where wild, colorful carp were caught, kept and bred by rice farmers.” Source: Smithsonian Zoo
Swimming puppy dogs…. perfect! I’m never going to see koi again without thinking of that! (And of course, your pics are wonderful, as usual.)
One could name one’s koi, Spot, which is quite fitting for a spotted one, and they call him, “Here Spot!” I don’t think sit and fetch would work though 😉
That’s very sweet. We think of fish as fundamentally different from us mammals but I don’t see why they should be.
I don’t see why either! დ
I love how you refer to them as swimming puppy dogs. Very apt. Beautiful photos. 🙂
Smiling….. I called them like puppies and they bubbled back at me 😉
Beautiful koi, they never miss a trick for a handout. 🙂 Folks can’t keep them outside around here because of the herons, so I rarely see them.
I am seeing lots of Canadian Geese, cormorants, ducks, swans, but so far no herons in Arizona. I don’t know how they are protected from predators. დ
Beautiful! The white and blue ones look like those China dishes.
Yes!!! I thought they look like Delft porcelain or my Royal Copenhagen dishes, which are all blue and white china დ
I’ve always liked koi, particularly the orange ones.
So beautiful დ
Wow. Gorgeous pix! They are so beautiful. ♥.
Aren’t they beautiful. So many gorgeous patterns დ
Bravo, Cindy! These are stunning. It is relaxing to look at fish. I was out strolling the desert this afternoon, taking photos and was thinking about your visit here. It appears you are having a wonderful time. Thanks for being here! 🌞 🌵
We are having a wonderful time. Staying in beautiful places in such a gorgeous state. Thank you for thinking of me Michele. Arizonians are taking good care of me დდ
I am so happy to know this. 🌞 Enjoy!
Their markings and colorations are so wild and vivid! 🧡💙❤️
Aren’t they gorgeous. The variety of colors was remarkable დ
So beautiful 🙏 Thank you for capturing their captivating colors … and character 🥰
Thank you for seeing that fish have character Val! Cheers to you my friend დ
Beautiful pic with nice quotes..
Thanks very much & cheers to you! დ
Now that would be something to see Cindy, you walking the fish. I didn’t know they now have fish leads 🤣
Great shots dear lady…ah…no mermaids? 😂 Mind you, walking the fish should be enough surprises for one day 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
Buy a leash Mark! Here’s your walking fish: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news/meet-snakehead-fish-can-walk-land#:~:text=Snakehead%20fish%20have%20evolved%20to,gills%2C%20just%20like%20other%20fish.
Imagine one of those coming up to you for a feed as you sit by the river. I’m amazed at their ability to breathe for up to 3 or 4 days out of water with that special chamber next to their gills. So many amazing things we don’t know in this world, but your sharing them thank you 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
You care, Mark. So thank you more დ
That third one is my favorite… almost trying to talk you into that tasty treat! Blowing you a bubble?
(Yay! I seem to be getting notifications now! )
So happy you are! And yes, I loved it when they did this! “See my mouth?” they are saying, “Feed it!” 😉
I can watch ’em all day.
Yes! So can I დ
Amazing designs. Mosaic artists could do no better.
I have never seen blue one until now 😵😍
I love Koi. Beautiful photos.
They come in an interesting variety of colours.
Oh, how cute. So colorful…
They make a colourful collection.
Totally gorgeous photos
You kindness is so appreciated Sheree დ
Cindy, it’s not kindness, it’s sheer admiration of your photographic talent.
Love to you Sheree დ
What a rainbow of colours! My favourite is shot number 2. 🌈
Thanks so much & happy you enjoyed დ
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Thank you for your kindness Sharon & be well my friend დ
Your usual fine captioned set, Cindy
Thank you very much, Derrick????? დ
Dammit. Derrick forgot he would be anonymous
Laughing…… Now there are two anonomi! So I do get confused 😉
The water World is so unreal colourful! Hard to imagine it exists.
Yes, beauty beneath the waves! დ
Gorgeous, as always.
So appreciated! Thank you & cheers to all დ
I love these fish tales Cindy. 😉
Smiling…. Thank you Ally დ
My pleasure, Cindy. xxx
How fun! Are you adopting any Koi to take home Cindy? 😋
There are too many predators at The Holler. Years ago, I came upon a natural creek near where I lived full of juvenile koi. who must have been released. I was sorely tempted to build a pond and bring them home დ
It’s hard to accept our favorite critters are part of the food chain.
Yes. And of course we are apex predators.
Cindy, thank you so much for these lovely photographs!
You are more than welcome Charles & cheers to you my friend დ
The koi are beautiful and clearly they were hoping you had food!
Yes, they clearly were, but they also seemed social and curious too დ
They’re so beautiful!
They are, and so peaceful to hang around with დ
I like your shots of the fish. 🙂
Thank you my friend დ
How beautiful! Can’t show my husband or else he’ll want one as a pet in the future hahaha
He’d have to have more than one!!! Koi like hanging out in groups like teenagers! 😉
Grazie mille დ
“Swimming puppy dogs” is a great description of Koi fish, Cindy! Thanks for showing us their loveliness. Enjoy your travels!
So appreciated Debbie. Thank you for traveling with me! You make it more fun დ
Wow! Those are beautiful! They must be the inspiration for many fine china patterns!
Thank you, Cindy and Happy Spring!
Yes, the blue and white look like my Royal Copenhagens!! დ
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Wow, these are some very colorful fish, beautiful. Neat having them follow you around 😀.
It was great fun and they were very beautiful! დ
🐟~~~ Some fascinating captures you have there. I worry about running short on my swims. 💦
Smiling….. Keep on swimmin!! 😉
These are so beautiful! I have never seen blue ones. So pretty!
The blue was new to me too and so pretty. There were two of them and they were quite outgoing დ
I love their color patterns.
Aren’t they unusual and gorgeous დ
Stunning photos, Cindy. What beautiful creatures.
Aren’t they marvelous. They have personalities too! დ
I love how you captured their vibrant colors! One wonders if the spots on most of them are for… d-koi 😀
Laughing…….. 😉 😉
In Ann Arbor Michigan at Matthaei Botanical Gardens they have some of these beautiful fish.
I would love to see them. I have read that koi can live under frozen ice if they have enough oxygen which is amazing დ
I’m not telling my aunt that her Koi could have been moved from Florida to Minnesota. She would have found a way to keep her backyard pond full of oxygen. She would have left the two little bass I caught and threw in her pond. Great pictures Cindy.
I love your aunt! დდ
Great shorts of them! I love their bright colors. I think they can be mesmerizing to watch them swimming in the pond especially if you give them some food so that they gather near you.
Yes! I didn’t have the food, but they still hung out with me which was so fun დ
Gorgeous doesn’t begin to cover it.
Awww………Thank you so much Gigi! I had so much fun hanging out with these guys დ
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beautiful. I’m so glad you are “wandering” again. virtual hugs
Thank you. Traveling again feels like using muscles that haven’t been exercised! Good to be back on the program დ
Name koi stands for both love and affection in old version of Japanese Language and these beautiful water livings stand for that we have plenty of them mostly every home in HkG have a binch of happy Koi fish. They are good fortune symbol for people here. They live in group and play happily.
These pics are beautiful and extremely delight to watch . I will be saving them for my screen saver if you permit me to download CK.
Cheers. Happy smiles to you.
Your comments made me smile. Thank you! Loved all the info about these wonderful creatures. Please use the images as desired and thank you for asking. I have more if you want them. They are so wonderful to be around, calming and fun to interact with დ
I love this colourful fish we have plenty of colours. To add up to your post i will dhare the names of Koi fish based on the colouring. We call them with these names only usually. Its Japanese but the more of them used in Chinese homes widely.
Aka- meaning red
Hi- having red markings
Beni- meaning orange
Ai- meaning blue
Cha- meaning brown
Nezu- meaning gray
Shiro- meaning white
Ki- meaning yellow
Yamabuki- meaning light yellow
Gin- meaning silver
Kin- meaning gold
Midori- meaning green
Sumi- meaning having black markings
Karasu- meaning having a black background
Ochiba- meaning light blue
They really bring friendship and love with lots affections as per my past couple of decades observation. There wont be any fights and everything is about Peace with Koi fishes. So they are amazing.
Thank you დ
Aww… fishy lips 🙂 fish do have feelings, i learned that long ago.
You learned well my friend დ
I have never seen a blue koi carpe! I wonder why?
Possibly selective breeding over time. They remind me of delft and royal Copenhagen china დ
They come in various sizes too. The smaller ones are ideal for an aquararium.
I found babies in a creek once დ
Beautiful and love the words accompanying these gorgeous golden movers. We had our pond fish inside in a big aquarium one year and I didn’t want to put them back in the Spring! A joy to watch.
Wonderful They are interactive without fish food. They are a total joy to spend lots of time with დ
Cindy – amazing puppy fish – just incredible really!
Thanks so much for sharing – I had no idea koi were so beautiful!
Love to you Sheila დ
Who doesn’t love koi fish, and who doesn’t love their photos from you!
Who doesn’t love you Jennie? No one who matters დ
Smashing photos! Great!
Awww…… Thanks very much! Most appreciated & cheers to you დ
Great captures! They are so cute 😍
Thanks much Chaymaa & lovely to meet you დ
It’s my pleasure, Cindy! Have a great day! 😊
Very koi. 🤔
Coy Koi დ
Stunning colors! Thanks for sharing the beauty! oxox
Thank you for appreciating it & be well my friend დ
Be well, Cindy. Thank you once more for your stellar photography. 💞
Take good care my friend.
The same to you, lovely lady. Enjoy the weekend and week ahead. oxox
Visa versa 2UX2.
Take care. oxox
Oh, the colors and patterns! One koi looked like a Delft blue porcelain!
I agree! Either Delft or Royal Copenhagen china დ
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How beautiful they all are.
Aren’t they striking. Happy you enjoyed them დ
They are indeed.
These photos of the fish are like paintings. Thank you.
So wonderful to say and see! Thank you დდ
You captured their gracefulness and beautiful colors.
Means a lot to me. Thank you very much Amy დ
So colorful and graceful. 🙂
Yes. If you hang out with them for more than a little while, they get used to you, and visa versa. Time passes for me, with them, and I don’t notice დ
You must be great at meditating. 🙂
Taking photographs holds me completely in the moment.
Fantastic images – thanks!!
So happy you enjoyed Sue & take good care დ
So many colors! – Oscar
Yes. Bred to be beautiful დ
These are extraordinary photographs. They are the work of an artist. I thank you, Cindy.
I am honored Micheline. Thank you very much დ