Best Answer

Koi is a Japanese word for a Japanese fish. Coy has a similar meaning to cunning. The words are not interchangeable even though they have the same pronunciation (they are homophones).


Koi is Japanese for carp, so it's a tautology to say "koi carp".

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-12 14:17:57
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

where you can buy Aquarium and fish products

See all cards
No Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can you spell koi as c-o-y as in the fish and is it an abbreviation?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How do you pronounce koi fish?

"coy" fish

How do you know if a fish is a coy fish?

Koi (not Coy) Carp are big pond fish, they differ from Goldfish by having barbels (whiskers) around the mouth. If the fish has those, then it's a Koi and not a Goldfish. The smallest varieties of Koi still get over 24", big ol'fish they are!

How do large coy pond fish mate?

i have a koi ond and a few of the fish are chasing another fish around and have been all morning what;s the problem?

What is the meaning of a red coy fish as a tatto?

Colors of the fish doesn't mean anything They say : The Koi is symbolic with family. Black Koi, the father; Orange/Red, the mother; Blue/White for a boy; and red/pink for a girl.

Can beta and coy live in the same tank?

Not at all. Koi produce enough ammonia to kill tropical fish, and the betta needs a heater.

How is fish spelled in Japanese?

Koi is a Japanese word for a Japanese fish. Coy has a similar meaning to cunning. cha cha!!

Tattoos that symbolise endurance?

Koi fish Koi fish

In which country does the koi fish live?

Koi fish can live in almost any country. Koi are thought to be originally from Japan. Many people have outdoor fish ponds in which Koi are the dominant fish.

What do the colors on a koi fish symbolize?

What do the colors on a koi fish symbolize

Why do coy fish lose their color?

THEY DONT. ---- Koi van lose color from light insufficiency, poor diet, or sickness. A varied diet and some light should help.

What is a Japanese koi?

a fish, a koi carp

Why koi fish is a fish?

because it is fish

People also asked