Success. Wealth. Harmony. The Carp has long been regarded as one of nature’s most auspicious creatures. Carps are believed to be able to swim upstream against strong currents to reach this golden paradise. The entire journey is a metaphor for one’s advancement and achievement in life. Today, the Carp remains a powerful symbol of the pursuit of excellence and high ambition. The Carp also signifies harmony, love and mutual growth and a pair of carp in water is often given as a wedding gift.