Inhabits eutrophic (algae-laden) bodies of fresh water, introduced to
Hawaii by Asian immigrants in the late 1800's. Ornamental Koi are
derived from this species. The fish from Kaua'i may have
been washed out to sea during a flash flood. Attains at least 47
inches and 88 pounds. Native to Europe & Asia and widely
naturalized and raised in aquaculture.