Did you know that Koi carp like these are particularly valued throughout Asia? In China and Japan, carp are thought to symbolise success, prosperity, courage, longevity and good fortune! In China, many thousands of years ago, it was thought that if carp swam all the way up river and leapt through the Dragon Gate, they would become dragons themselves! Perhaps you could use this story paper to write about the symbolic meaning of these pretty fish.
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