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Domestic forms of Carp include Koi and Crucian Carp.
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The Chinese believe they rid the home of negative energy (Sha- Chi).
Black Goldfish are thought to be powerful symbols of protection,
either deflecting negativity or absorbing it.
The Chinese think 9 is an auspicious number of fish to have and they usually keep 8 Goldfish and one black Goldfish to absorb the negativity.
Goldfish in Asia are celebrated because they resemble baby dragons another favourable creature thought to bring good luck.
The Chinese word for fish is 'yu',
a word that can also mean accomplishment or abundance.
So, who are Yu?-)
(3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011)
Personally, I'm against keeping any animal in confined bowls or cages.
The only bowls or cages I like to see in homes are empty ones.