They are very strong fish & can be seen swimming slowly under thick sheets of ice in lakes during the brutal Winter of northern China. In Mandarin "fish" is pronounced "Yu" the same pronunciation as "wealth" or "abundance." Many believe having a painting of fish in your home will bring you wealth.
Hi Shusui - the 'red Shusui'. And nice to see how the top of the screen closes at this koi the red along the backbone, so that 90% -100% of the body are red. Only the skull should show still sufficiently large beige-colored skin.
Tui (推) and La (拉), the Moon and Ocean Spirits: Near the beginning of the world’s creation, the Moon and Ocean Spirits departed for the mortal world and manifested themselves as two koi fish in the sacred Spirit Oasis of the North Pole. Tui and La circle each other in an eternal dance, pushing and pulling. All from Avatar: The Last Airbender