World S Most Expensive Koi Sells For 1 4m

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World’s most expensive koi sells for £1.4m
14th November 2018

By Sandra Pearce

A koi has sold at an auction in Japan for a record £1.4m – £1m more than the previous highest bid.

The nine-year-old 3ft 3in koi was bought by a collector from Taiwan after a fierce bidding war at the Saki Fish Farm in the city of Hiroshima.

The female koi is of the Kohaku variety – the Kohaku is a white-skinned koi with large red markings on the top. To be the perfect Kohaku, the white has to be pristine without any discolouration of yellowing.

Winning bidder Miss Yingying plans to leave the nine-year-old fish to compete in the All Japan Koi Show.

British koi expert Tim Waddington told the Mail Online: “This is a record price paid for a single koi carp. At 101cm it is very large and from the favoured Kohaku variety.

“Not much is known about the woman who bought the fish other than she is called Miss Yingying and is from Taiwan.”