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Koi Carp Nishikigoi Chinese Japanese Lucky Fish Baby Pacifiers
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Size: BooginHead® Custom Pacifier (0-6 Months)

Give your baby the latest in pacifier fashion with a custom BooginHead® pacifier! Made with a silicone orthodontic nipple, this pacifier is designed to exceed all safety standards and look good with your custom printed text or graphics. Perfect for a baby’s name or a witty expression, a custom pacifier is a fun way to get and give peace of mind.

  • Orthodontic silicone nipple.
  • Two nipple sizes: 0-6 months & 6+ months.
  • 100% BPA, PVC, & Phthalate free.
  • Hand wash only with hot, soapy water.
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Koi Carp Nishikigoi Chinese Japanese Lucky Fish
Design featured in RINKO - The International Nishikigoi Specialists Magazine. Koi (鯉?, English /ˈkɔɪ/, Japanese: [koꜜi]) or more specifically nishikigoi (錦鯉?, [niɕi̥kiꜜɡo.i], literally "brocaded carp"), are a group of fish that are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. The most popular category of koi is the Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties. Carp are a large group of fish originally found in Central Europe and Asia. Various carp species were originally domesticated in East Asia, where they were used as food fish. Carp are coldwater fish, and their ability to survive and adapt to many climates and water conditions allowed the domesticated species to be propagated to many new locations, including Japan. Natural color mutations of these carp would have occurred across all populations. Carp were first bred for color mutations in China more than a thousand years ago, where selective breeding of the Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio) led to the development of the goldfish. The common carp was aquacultured as a food fish at least as long ago as the fifth century BC in China, and in the Roman Empire during the spread of Christianity in Europe. Common carp were bred for color in Japan in the 1820s, initially in the town of Ojiya in the Niigata prefecture on the northeastern coast of Honshu island. By the 20th century, a number of color patterns had been established, most notably the red-and-white Kohaku. The outside world was not aware of the development of color variations in koi until 1914, when the Niigata koi were exhibited at an annual exposition in Tokyo. From that time, interest in koi spread throughout Japan. It was from this original handful of Koi that all other Nishikigoi varieties were bred, with the exception of the Ogon variety (single colored, metallic Koi) which was developed relatively recently. The hobby of keeping koi eventually spread worldwide. Koi are now sold in many pet aquarium shops, with higher-quality fish available from specialist dealers. Extensive hybridization between different populations has muddled the historical zoogeography of the common carp. However, scientific consensus is that there are at least two subspecies of the common carp, one from Western Eurasia (Cyprinus carpio carpio) and another from East Asia (Cyprinus carpio haematopterus). One recent study on the mitochondrial DNA of various common carp indicate that koi are of the East Asian subspecies. However, another recent study on the mitochondrial DNA of koi have found that koi are descended from multiple lineages of common carp from both Western Eurasian and East Asian varieties. This could be the result of koi being bred from a mix of East Asian and Western Eurasian carp varieties, or being bred exclusively from East Asian varieties and being subsequently hybridized with Western Eurasian varieties (the butterfly koi is one known product of such a cross). Which is true has not been resolved. The word koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning "carp." It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as nishikigoi in Japan (literally meaning "brocaded carp"). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan. [courtesy Wikipedia] koi carp nishikigoi "feng shui" lucky auspicious fish Asian Chinese Japanese Japan China Asia "New Year" Ogon Niigata Gosanke Kohaku "Taisho Sanshoku" "Showa Sanshoku" Ojiya Rinko "brocaded carp" auspicious "good luck" friendship friends affection love "錦鯉" 鯉 fishing "Chinese New Year" "Lunar New Year" oriental orient chinoiserie fortune Zen Tao Dao lotus pond exotic meditation "butterfly koi" "ghost koi" "Kōhaku 紅白" "Taishō Sanshoku Sanke 大正三色" "Shōwa Sanshoku Sanke 昭和三色" "Tanchō 丹頂" "Chagoi 茶鯉" "Asagi 浅葱" "Utsurimono 写り者" "Bekko 鼈甲" "Goshiki 五色" "Shūsui 秋翠" "Kinginrin 金銀鱗" "Kawarimono 変わり者" "Ōgon 黄金" "Kumonryū 九紋竜" "Ochiba 落葉" "Koromo 衣" "Hikari-moyomono 光模樣者" "Kikokuryū 輝黒竜" "Kin-Kikokuryū 金輝黒竜" "Ghost koi 人面魚、じんめんぎょ" "Butterfly koi 鰭長錦鯉、ひれながにしきごい" "Doitsu-goi ドイツ鯉" "Mirror Carp Kagami-goi 鏡鯉" garden gardening
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Koi Carp Nishikigoi Chinese Japanese Lucky Fish Baby Pacifiers

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Marketplace Category: Animals > Pets > Fish > Koi
Event Category: Holidays > Chinese New Year
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Product ID: 256775287026235543
Made on: 12/29/2012 7:23 AM
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