Youtube Video: Why Koi Fish Are So Expensive

One of my personal favorite channels on Youtube is Business Insider’s series called So Expensive. The episodes can vary a bit in length, but most episodes tend to be between 5-15 minutes. As its title suggests, each episode talks about a specific thing in the world, and why it is so expensive.

This particular video talks about why koi fish are so expensive. I knew that koi fish was a specialized industry, but I was not aware of how large of a scale it operates on. As you can see in the video, the most expensive koi ever sold was $1.8 million dollars. It is fascinating to learn more about the industry as a whole, and I think that it is an industry that most people know almost nothing about.

In just 5 minutes, you will be able to learn about the history of koi, what qualities make them so expensive, and how breeders are able to produce the type of koi that they want. Similar to how dogs were descended from wolves through careful selection from each litter, koi are evolving as they are being selected for certain traits and quality. This video and series are definitely one of my current favorites to watch on YouTube.

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