CONTAINING COY KOI
Said the nishikigoi, "Please enjoy,
We don't mean to put off or annoy,
Other fish are just duller;
Koi delight with our color,
But your freshwater ponds we'll destroy."
("With the mud-stirring shtick we deploy.")
On every continent, koi populations have 'escaped' and become established as invasive intruders in freshwater ponds and streams (where their color eventually reverts to that of undomesticated Amur carp). As koi characteristically alter the environment, increasing the turbidity of freshwater bodies, native species have been displaced.
Koi contained in an indoor environment
Allan Gardens, Toronto
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