coy from Biltmore Estate

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Cool picture of a coy fish taken at Biltmore Estate, NC


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    Retief

    I always thought it was Koi. Google proves me wrong.

    tiki god

    now you’re just being coy….

    schulzbrianr

    Yeah, Koi = Fish, coy= sheepishly sexy

    RSIxidor

    It is in fact koi, which actually just means carp. Nishikigoi is the proper term, which means brocaded carp, but nobody uses that.

    Caio

    Yeah, but the ‘-goi’ in ‘nishikigoi’ is just a variant on ‘koi’ following a common voicing rule in japanese, nishigi meaning ‘tapestry’ or something like that. That’s kind of like saying that ‘goldfish’ is something distinctly different from ‘fish’.