Kohaku, some weird letters put together that is tough to even pronounce, especially with a New Jersey accent... wait what is a New Jersey accent? I don't even know... The name Kohaku is pronounced (KO-HA-KOO ).
The Kohaku is one of the big three in the koi hobby world. They are followed by the Sanke and the Showa. A beautiful fish that truly reminds me of, yes, you guessed it Valentines Day!
The Japanese meaning of Kohaku is amber. They are a white fish with stunning red or orange markings that just shine and glow within our ponds. However, many kohaku may start with an amber or even yellow marking. These markings will eventually turn onto the deeper reds and oranges. Like a fine wine gets better with age, the colors on the Kohaku get deeper, crisper and just wonderful to admire.
Another cool fun fact about the Kohaku is the Japanese meaning behind the colors of this wonderfully colored fish. Just as the Kohaku reaches is color "success" after a few years, the symbolism behind the color red for the Japanese is SUCCESS.
The next time you see this beautiful fish, you can now share this awesome information and shed some knowledge while enjoying the wonderful hobby of koi and pond fish keeping.
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