Red And White Gosanke Variety Koi ( Japanese : Literally " Brocaded Carp &q ...
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Description: Red and white Gosanke variety Koi ( Japanese : literally " brocaded carp " ) , are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp ( Cyprinus carpio ) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens . Koi are among the longest living vertebrates , with some animals living over 200 years . Koi varieties are distinguished by colour , patterns , and scales . The most popular category of koi is the Gosanke , which is made up of the Kohaku , Taisho Sanshoku , and Showa Sanshoku varieties . Photographed at the handpick pools at Kibbutz Maagan Michael aquaculture breeding farm , Israel