Yes, I still understand that they are carp...lips and tails and according to many: slime. But there is just something about the mirrors. Each scale pattern unique and brilliant, made all the prettier in full sunshine.
This is the carp's version of a brilliantly colored rainbow, or the chrome brightness of a steelhead fresh from the ocean. Maybe beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I can't be alone in being enamored with mirror carp...can I?
I do get the lips thing. Sometimes they still freak me out.