Feng Shui Carp Fishes are believed to stimulate the ability to overcome insurmountable challenges and reach immense heights of power and wealth. They are said to bring many kinds of luck: educational luck, career luck, prosperity luck and luck in literary pursuits. If you are looking to improve your career and need extra courage, the carp is the symbol to help boost your spirits. Carp are also a symbol of harmony and marital bliss when portrayed in a pair. Carp are great for students and those looking to improve their scholastic luck. They are symbols of ambition, perseverance and bounty. Particularly because the Chinese word for fish, Yu sounds very much like surplus and abundance.