Actually carp are koi, though I doubt anyone would put them in their pond. But the DOW just lists them as minnows, probably cuz they didn't know what other category to put them under. Tell us if it works roadkill
Actually minnows are a group of fish kind of like salmanoids or catfish. The minnow group is one of the larger and most widely distributed freshwater groups and would include carp, chubs, I think suckers, a lot of aquarium fish, and most your common creek minnows you see. They are distinguised by phyrengeal (sp?) teeth which are located near the throat. Most of the group tends to stay towards the smaller size with exceptions such as carp and squafish. Carp and Koi are also the same species and without carefull breeding the Koi would soon revert to looking just like carp.
i used to have a 12" pure white koi one of the ones with the real long wispy fins but gave her away when i moved out of CA
hey maybe somebody can confirm or dispute this but i once herd that historicaly koi were many times raised as food and that only in modern time that the decrotive and showy aspect of koi has become the main focus