Saturday, November 22, 2008

White on black

Huge white carp in a cold water tank at Vasco da Gama Aquarium.

13 comments:

Tanya said...

Great photo JM! It's just like being there :) Have a great weekend!

Hope said...

A very nice photo! Our family just loves to visit aqariums! This is a wonderful aquarium shot!

Jim said...

Are those markings or scars. Neat coloring on it.

JM said...

Jim, those are markings. Most carp subspecies show different scale sizes making very interesting patterns, some are even called 'mirrowed' carps as the scales are huge and make great reflections.

angela said...

He's certainly a monster...do they grow bigger with age?

Eki Akhwan said...

That's a beautiful fish, JM. Is carp is a fresh water fish?

JM said...

Yes, Eki, it's a fresh water fish.

Angela, you are right, their length can reach 1 meter.

nobu said...

Beautiful Koi.
1m! it's big.

Joy said...

Have you ever tried steaming carps, covered with cabbage leaves? I was told they're delish!

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Sailor Girl said...

Do Rossio, quem diria! Obrigada.

Quanto ao bolo, enfim. Mas PEIXE como o do post de hoje POSSO!! (que mázinha ah ah ah ah)

Bom fim-de-semana!!!!

Peter said...

Thznks for your visits to my blog! I have diffculties to "pay back" for the moment. Have been busy with blogger visitors the whole week and the next two weeks I will be in Venice.

Very much impressed by the quality of your photos!

I did not know about the Vasco da Gama aquarium. Visited the Oceanario which is spectacular!

babooshka said...

I have a cormorant today who would just love that fish for lucnh. The marking are quite striking.

Per Stromsjo said...

Slightly green as well, maybe that's just the light at the aquarium.

If it likes cold water then I would recommend the fish to take a break and go for a vacation in Stockholm! ;) We're in the midst of a persistent snow storm at the moment.