What is meaning of two koi fish?
There are a number of meanings - Yin-Yang, Male/Female, Day/Night, Water/Fire, Sun/Moon.
It all stems from philosophy of taoism.
It all stems from philosophy of taoism.
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Koi Tattoos: According to Japanese legend, if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement. More generally, the Japanese associate k…oi (also known as carp) with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals. More input from WikiAnswers contributors: . It means good fortune or luck. . Symbolic in the Buddhism to represent courage. Humans "swim" through the "ocean of suffering" without fear, just like a fish swims through water. . The koi is symbolic with family. On Children's Day koi flags are raised: Black koi, the father; Orange/Red, the mother; Blue/White for a boy; and red/pink for a girl. . There is another word to describe "love" which is "koi". The kanji character for "kokoro (heart)" is included as part of both kanji characters. Both "ai" and "koi" are probably translated as "love" in English. However, they have slightly different nuance: "Koi" is a love for the opposite sex, or a longing feeling for a specific person. It can be described as "romantic love" or "passionate love". While "ai" has the same meaning as "koi," it also has a definition of a general feeling of love. "Koi" can be selfish, but "ai" is a real love. Here are some lines that explain them well: Koi is always wanting. Ai is always giving." . A koi tattoo is supposed to represent different things it just depends on the color and the amount of them and the direction they are swimming in the stream. Five golden koi is supposed to represent eternal wealth and well-being. Each color represents a specific meaning. Some people believe that the color of koi tattoo on your body should be in harmony with you and your surroundings. (MORE)
Direction of a Koi Tattoo Here are opinions and input from FAQ Farmers on whether the direction of the koi fish is significant: . SOMEONE ACTUALLY SAID THIS: "Yes - when a koi is swimming up on a tattoo it means that the person is either very sexual and/or homosexual. If the koi is swimming down… it means the person is either wanting to give or receive oral (based on if it is a man or woman that has the tattoo)." I have a traditional koi fish tattooed on the side of my stomach. It does not in any way, shape, or form, represent being horny, or being gay, or wanting to preform/receive oral sex. I actually laughed out loud when reading this answer. This is a perfect example of why you should not go to a site to find the symbolism of a tattoo. A tattoo is whatever it means to you. Many traditional tattoos do have historical symbolism, such as the koi fish, but in all reality the symbolism is unique to every person - or just isn't there. However, I am very, very, very sure that there is in no way enough of a belief that koi fishes mean you're horny to be it's "symbolism." I'm going to take an educated guess and say that every single one of the answers below will answer your question with 2938592859 times more reliability than the above quoted answer. . My best friend has a koi fish tattoo. She's half-Japanese and she says that if the koi is swimming down, it means that you're trying to overcome hardships and if it's swimming up, you have already overcome them. . It would make more sense if it were the opposite. Up = Overcoming Hardships (example - swimming upstream in a battle against the current). Down = accomplished the goal (example - swimming downstream...finally succeeding through the hardship). This is my vote. *edit* I would like to disagree, i believe that if the koi is swimming upstream it has gained strength (by overcoming hardships) and can tackle the wheight of the current. If the koi is swimming downstream then it has not yet gained the strength to swim against the current rendering it weaker. . According to Japanese legend, if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called 'Dragon Gate on the Yellow River' it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement. . There aren't any specific or concrete meanings for certain tattoo symbols. For example: A cross to some may be just be a cross. But to others, there's a religious meaning. Remember, sometimes a rose is just a rose. It doesn't mean or symbolize anything! . Actually, in traditional Eastern tattooing, especially the Japanese art of Horimono, the symbolism is important in the direction of travel of the koi and the items with it in the water or subsequent background. The koi that has been surrounded by late season fauna such as maple leaves, etc. and is pointed downwards is intended to denote the fall. A koi pointing upwards surrounded by cherry blossoms or other early blossoming things denotes the spring. You'll note that many fish travel those directions up and down rivers and streams based on those pesky seasonal changes. . As a general rule you almost never want to get a tattoo that faces towards your back. If you notice almost all of the arm or side tattoos that you will see will be facing the front. There is always an exception. Whether the fish is swimming up or down I am not sure. But really it doesn't matter what it means to anyone else, just what it means to you. . There is some confusion about the legend of the Koi swimming up the waterfall at the dragon gate on the yellow river. I have heard both that it is Chinese and that it is Japanese. I'm not sure which, perhaps both. *edit: Koi do originate from China and were later introduced to Japan in the 1800s. So, I see why there would be mixed messages.* - Koi's swimming downstream are considered bad luck. The legend is a koi swimming upstream turns into a dragon. It is good luck. as far as upstream vs. down upstream means that you are still fighting or struggling downstream means that your hardships have been overcome and no longer fighting the current also if there is a dragon incorporated into your tat it signifies that the dragons gate falls have been successfully achieved also meaning that you have achieved your goals or overcome your hardships traditional ink holds to this criteria, however most who now get this tat just go with what they think looks cool and forget about the meanings of what they get. i have a koi backpiece and hold true to the traditional and laugh at some people who have chosen colorwise, whiskers, and other elements incorporated into their ink because they sometimes don't realize how screwed up the meaning of it is the direction of the koi, being toward the head or toward the foot is not as important as the direction of the water it is in... the koi facing up stream, regardless of the directionality toward the head or foot is a sign of determination and endurance.. the continuing battle to overcome adversity... the koi facing down stream does not signify failure and giving up.. it is a sign peace with tranquility.. the same way fish gather in still water to feed.. i hope this helps.. 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very generally, they represent good luck in japan. in china different numbers of fish, including koi, represent different kinds of luck i.e. 9 koi or 9 fish, means good financial luck. Answer In Japan, the symbolism of koi fish depends on their color. . Yamabuki : The gold fish represents (…of course) gold, wealth and prosperity . . Ogon : The platinum colored fish represents the fulfillment of wealth in the form of success in business. . Kumonryu : A midnight black colored fish that is named after a Japanese dragon of transformation - and this fish is said to bring about change in life circumstances . . Kohoku : A white and red fish (known as a "cap" fish with white body and a red mark on its head) believed to encourage advancement in career. . Kuchibeni : Also white and red (known as a "lipstick" fish with a white body and red markings around the mouth) said to inspire long lasting, loving relationships . (MORE)
I have an incomplete answer for this. I just got a tattoo of a koi fish that I designed (without the spot). I got it done in Japan and the tattoo artist decided to add it. He explained to me that it when a koi fish gets older...something something...and that it was very japanese. I has something to …do with the aging or wisdom of a koi fish. (MORE)
In Japanese, both the words for 'carp' and 'love' are pronounced'koi'. therefore the koi fish can be a symbol of friendship.
Koi is a domesticated carp and looks more or less like a wild carp. Koi , however, are generally smaller than wild carp and have been bred so that they are most well viewed from the top. They tend to be not so deep from the dorsal to pectral fins as wild carp. Neither koi nor wild carp stop grow…ing, but the smaller environments (ponds and the like) in which koi are kept limits size somewhat. Koi varieties include both single-color fish and multicolored, generally mottled, fish. Frequently seen colors are white, black, yellow, and a spectrum of reds tending most often toward the orange and of the range. (MORE)
The color of a koi fish relates to the family that they belong to.The blue koi fish is known as the asagi, the ogon is gold ororange, and bekko are white, yellow, and red.
The average lifespan is around 60 years if proper care is given. Some can live even longer, The world record Koi lived to be 226 years old.
Koi fish are a symbol of good fortune. The direction they are swimming has to do with the wearer's personality. Upstream means that one has an outgoing personality, whereas downstream symbolizes more introverted.. Cherry blossoms symbolize life, and how it is ever changing. When done properly, ther…e will be blossoms of varying sizes, and varying stages of life, from tiny buds to full blossoms. There will also be petals floating in the wind, symbolizing death, whereas the buds symbolize new life. (MORE)
Answer . In Ancient Chinese legend, a tale has it that any Koi fish that overcame the turbulent,dangerous waters of the falls at Dragon gate would be transformed into a dragon. The Koi fish in tattoo imagery is said to show courage and the ability to overcome difficulty with strength and deter…mination to achieve one's dreams. It is a popular tattoo to obtain after a significant moment or occasion in life, such as achieving a lifelong dream, or, at the start of a long and hefty battle, acknowledging the fight that lies ahead, such as starting up a business or starting a new life in a new country.. it means NOTHING. stop looking for meaning in all tattoos. many tattoos are simply whimsical and fun or aesthetically pleasing. they don't all mean things. also, different designs mean different things to different people. there isn't an end all answer. try asking the person it's on what it means to them. (MORE)
The black koi fish is representative of the male gender, the sun and evil. Where the white is representative of the female gender, the moon and goodness
The koi fish swimming up stream means the person is currently in abattle or struggle and are still fighting obstacles but wont giveup. They have overcome obstacles and have now gained the strengththey need to continue against the current. The koi fish swimmingdown stream means they don't yet posses …the strength to make itagainst the obstacles to move towards success. They have alreadyachieved their goals, overcoming their obstacles and no longerfighting the current. (MORE)
Two koi fish symbolize yin and yang according to feng shui.Yin andyang complement each other. This creates balance, harmony andhappiness. Thus two koi symbolize harmony, balance and happiness, asymbol of good luck for marriage.
Koi jump out of the water for a variety of reasons. They may justbe playing and having fun or they may be being chased by anotherfish. Sometimes koi will jump out of the water to get oxygen,especially if the tank or pond has poor water quality.
it means NOTHING. stop looking for meaning in all tattoos. many tattoos are simply whimsical and fun or aesthetically pleasing. they don't all mean things. also, different designs mean different things to different people. there isn't an end all answer. try asking the person it's on what it means to… them. (MORE)
The sex of koi fish cannot be determined unless a)you dissect the koi or b)you witness the breeding.
\nA bird grabbed a fish from a pond nearby and flew over your yard and dropped it. Probably a heron.
a blue coi is a type of fish that is blue. it is one of those fish thst you usually see in a chinnese resturant.
The color black in a koi fish means the father, good luck, success, perseverance, determination, honor.
They eat fish food. You can choose to not feed them at all because Koi are bottomfeeders, and the more you feed them the less algae they will eat.Feeding koi is done only for entertainment reasons. Though if youdo feed them, we recommend not feeding fish more than once a day.The fish have plenty of… things to nibble on in the pond, and themore you feed the fish, the more waste they will produce. The onlytime you have to feed your koi is when a new pond is installed,because there is no algae for the fish to eat. Also you must feedyour koi fish less in the wintertime (depending on your area). Don't feed the fish when the water is under 55 degrees because thefish metabolism is slowed down and won't be able to process thefood. (MORE)
Yes according to my Math book is says Mexicans and Asians eat it around 1:40 a.m. !
The colors of a koi fish can let you know what species it is. Thecolors can also let you know how old the fish may be.
I know in southern Indiana they can run from $15.00 up to $50.00 - $60.00 depending on the kind of koi, and the condition of the fish.
A koi fish tattoo can have many meanings. It can symbolize bravery,romance, strength, power, luck, and friendship. A blue koi fishsymbolizes calmness, and peace.
It is considered very bad luck in the Asian cultures to killkoi....... basically, YEAH YOU GON DIE SISTAH
a koi fish symbolizes determination and transformation. it is said that the koi swims up the waterfall and transforms into a dragon once it reaches the top
Koi have been bred/developed by the Japaneese to have colourfull, broad backs for viewing from on top as in a pond type situation. Koi grow very large and are not aquarium fish. If you really must have some kind of carp then get one of the fancy goldfish/shubunkin types.
There are many different possible meanings that could be behind atattoo of a Koi fish and dragon. These could represent power andagility for example.
You only need to feed them the amount they can eat in three minutes once or twice a day. People often overfeed fish but the truth is the fish are not very active in a fish tank cause they have a limited amount of space so they don't need a lot of food. It is never bad to put not enough food in bec…ause you can add more but when you add too much it is hard to get it all out. If you overfeed them than the uneaten food sinks t the bottom grows fungi on it and heavily pollutes the water. (MORE)
Depending on temperature it's about 3 days after spawning the ova become wrigglers and completely free swimming in a further 2 days.
I'm not sure if the answer changes based on whether the fish is pointing up the arm, but in general, they symbolize luck. Here's a site with more information if you're curious. http://www.ilovetattoosandpiercings.com/koi-fish-tattoos.html
There is much meaning given to the colours and markings of Koi. I know nothing about this other than it is profound, complicated and is part of Japanese culture and needs much study in order to understand it.
If the Koi is swimming down, it is because of preference. The story of the Koi was, it swam upstream against the current to reach a calm serene pool in front of the royal palace, where it then transformed into a dragon to protect the King.
when a koi fish swims upstream and makes it it turns into a magnificent dragon thus a koi fish swimming upstream symbolizes overcoming adversity and realizing/fufilling our fullest potential
Yes koi fish can eat bannannas but only in very little pieces. koi fish can actually eat any type of good comon fruit. the only fruit that i know that they can not eat is grape fruit.
Up to 36 inches(3ft) make sure that if you have more than one to have a nice big pond for it, like the ones you get at walmart. 50-100 gallons are perfect.
Koi get anything from 2 foot to 4 foot long, they are huge chunky fish!
Well koi fish symbolise strength and courage, and the legend and myth behind the koi fish is that it swims upstream to turn into a dragon. The Dragon symbolises the end of a journey and overcoming the obstacle you faced. Therefore a Koi swimming upstream symbolises faceing a problem and being on a q…uest to put an end to it. A Koi swimming downstream symbolises that it has allready overcome the problem, people often get this to symbolise the end of an ordeal. (MORE)
A Koi fish swimming upstream is a sign of great fertility, as fish need to swim upstream to spawn. Hope this helps.
Male Koi will have white tubercles on their gill plates and on the tops of their pectoral fins. White tubercles are basicly little white pimples. They are hard to see from the surface so the easiest way to see them is to catch them in a large net and gently run your finger along their gill plate, if… its lumpy its a male, if its smooth its a female. Also, females in breeding condition will have an abdomen filled with eggs so technically she will be really fat! , Katrina (MORE)
I had the same dream. Dozens of white koi swimming trough the air in a forest with lots of trees. I wonder what it means.
Koi generally are ornamental fish whose only purpose is to be admired for their beauty. Dreams represent the feelings of the dreamer. So this dream might express the dreamer's feeling of being valued only for his/her appearance rather than being respected as a full person.
Koi are a form of carp found in East Asia where they were originally farmed as a food fish. The name Koi means carp in Japanese and the word koi also means love in Japanese, same as Row (number of things in straight line) and Row (a noisy quarrel) in english.
Koi fish are related to goldfish, soo id say how good u take care of it. top life span is about 10 years
Both the moon and the koi have rich varieties of symbolic meaning, so the dreamer of this specific dream will need to discern how the metaphor in this dream applies to his/her life. > Among other things, the koi represents determination and strength, particularly the ability to "go against the flow…," that is, to maintain personal integrity even against popular opposition. In Japan, the koi is associated with masculine traits, and often appears during Boys Day celebrations. > The moon is also viewed as a masculine force in Japanese mythology, in contrast to Western cultures that view the moon as feminine. Because the moon has no light of its own, but reflects only the light of the sun, it is considered subtle and tends to represent spiritual or mystical qualities. > The image formed by the moon and koi seems to have a strong masculine force, combining subtlety and spirituality with determination and and strength. (That brings to mind the Asian martial arts.) > The dreamer should keep in mind that any dream is specific to the dreamer, so the Asian or Japanese associations apply to this particular dream only in so far as the symbols are meaningful to this individual dreamer. If the Asian or Japanese associations are irrelevant, the moon would represent the Divine Feminine (Mother Nature) while the koi might denote fluid grace and beauty. The subtle mystical and spiritual qualities would remain. > Other elements in the dream might be significant, such as whether the fish are swimming around the moon in a clockwise (positive, conventional, growing) direction or counterclockwise (negative, unconventional, diminishing.) The color of the koi, the moon's phase (full, waning, waxing) and the overall emotional tone of the dream should also be considered. (MORE)
White koi fish are absolutely gorgeous, they represent a peak into your soul. A peak so deep it's like pulling back your skin. I highly recommend getting this tattoo, in white ink. Because if you get it in black ink it wont be a white fish.
There are several possibilities, not limited to predetory birds, neighborhood pets, children taking them to play with, and many more.
Unless the number of Koi is meant to be the number of people within that person's family, then nothing. As I always say, a lot of tattoos are meant as decoration solely, and many don't have "meanings" per se. It could simply be that 9 is the person's favorite number, it was meant to fill in the spac…e on the arm, etc. (MORE)
Koi fish can live in almost any country. Koi are thought to be originally from Japan. Many people have outdoor fish ponds in which Koi are the dominant fish.
Koi fish, like all fish, are oviparous because they lay eggs thatdevelop outside of the mother's body.