Have you ever seen Koi Fish paintings ? Lots of family especially Chinese people usually have them on their home. But what is the meaning behind the koi fish paintings itself actually ? 

A Koi fish painting is often recognized as a symbol for positive energy and abundance in Chinese culture called ‘yu’, the image of fish is one of the most popular and potent feng shui cures to attract the energy of wealth. Koi fish able to swim against currents and travel upstream. This is why they are associated with; Good Fortune, Success, Courage and Determination. While in Japan, Koi are seen as a symbol of good fortune, friendship, and love and the word ‘koi’ comes from Japanese meaning ‘carp’. Koi fish paintings usually contain the water element they can be best placed in the wealth and blessings.

The typical number of Koi fish in a feng shui is 9  because it means unity, prosperity and longevity. The number nine represents attainment and completion. One of the nine fish is in black color which is representing protection. While 2 Koi fish represents harmony, love, peacefulness and happiness, The two yin and yang koi complete each other and create a perfect balance of negative and positive energies. A couple of Koi is often used as a good luck for couple in their marriage life.


Have you ever seen the one Koi fish painted with lotus flowers? Koi fish with lotus flowers in the mud of ponds around, it represents purity, perfection and spirituality.

Koi fish actually originally have varied colours. Such as black, silver, white,gold and red. Each color represents different meanings in life. Black koi often recognized as the father of the family while the flame red is for mother and the other are kids boy and girl.


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