The Japanese and the Chinese strongly believe that a Koi fish pond at home can bring good fortune and good health to the owner. In the context of the Chinese New Year, they are another symbol of prosperity. Koi fish are very brave by nature and therefore they represent courage, determination, love and friendship. Keep Koi fish also can be a pleasurable experience specially since they are magnificently endowed with beautiful colors and patterns.
Koi fish (鲤鱼 li yu) symbolize surplus – having more than enough for the coming year, having the same meaning with the chinese words (年年有鱼 nian nian you yu).