Red koiColor, Traditional Japanese
Japanese the Koi fish gain strength by swimming against the current. Thousands of Koi fish were swimming up the Yellow River in Japan. Once they reached the waterfall, most turned back and just went with the current because it become to hard. The ones who remained continued to try to reach the top of the water fall. These Koi kept trying for one hundred years. At last, one Koi had successfully leaped to the top on the water fall. To reward this dedicated Koi, the Gods turned it into a beautiful golden dragon.