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I was looking at a Koi web site and realized that my koi is considered small. As someone who doesn't breed or raise koi, but is merely an admirer of them, can you tell me why bigger is considered better in the koi world? Cat and dog owners don't consider a bigger cat better than a smaller one, the same with dogs or birds. Is it a cultural thing? Meaning, is the size of one's pet more important in Japan or China? If I did breed koi, I'd try to select for the most beautiful and interesting offspring, not the largest - size would be irrelevant. Why isn't there a market for mini-koi, like toy Yorkshire terriers? Tiny little anchovy sized koi? Kawaii!