I was looking for a means to get away from the continual commotion of life because I have a busy schedule. To obtain tranquillity and inner peace, I needed a hobby. And that’s how I learned about raising koi fish meaning.


Let me just say that I’ve always loved aquarium fish. I used to have a small fish tank in my room as a child, and I used to spend hours just watching at the creatures swimming around. But as I got older, I had to bid my aquatic friends farewell because, well, life got in the way.

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Childhood fishkeeping: a computer-generated sketch


So I happened to come across a stunning Red & White pattern of critters swimming about in a pond one day while I was walking through an aquarium. I was hooked (pun intended) right away. Because of how beautiful and graceful those fish were, I knew I had to get them.


I did, however, not have them on the same day. Considering that I needed a few weeks to build them a home.


Now, I’ll be honest; I don’t know much about koi fish. I only knew that they required little upkeep and that my backyard would look more lively thanks to their vibrant hues. I then proceeded to construct a sizable pond for them. It was a lot of work, let me tell you. My courtyard required me to dig a trench, concrete the bottom and sides, lay down some sand as a bed, install a filter, adorn it with aqua plants, and other such things. But I persisted, and it ultimately paid off.


There are now so many different varieties of koi fish to pick from. But after some investigation, I decided on a handful of them. But my favorite is Kohaku. Considering that they are the same kind that causes everything to begin with their Red-White body. Who wouldn’t want a fish with a name like that, once more? It simply sounds posh.

Author’s AI-generated image created with StarryAI


Owning koi fish isn’t all fun and games, let me tell you that. They need some regular upkeep, such as pond cleaning and feeding them on a regular basis. But to be honest, I don’t mind. It’s almost therapeutic to sit by the pond and watch them swim. It’s like taking in your own underwater ballet.


The best thing, though? When I’m with them, I feel zen inside. Whatever it is about these water puppies, they somehow manage to soothe me down. They seem to be urging me to accept their advice and slow down, breathe deeply, and savor the moment.

Author’s AI-created image made with StarryAI


So I strongly advise getting some koi fish if you’re looking for a way to escape the madness of life. The rewards are precious, even though they may involve some work. Additionally, who wouldn’t want to claim ownership of a fish with a unique name like Kohaku?