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Ricky Stoddart

Japanese Koi Auction – Marujyu Tanaka

Our Marujyu High Potential auction begins on Wednesday 15th January at 8:00am. Being offered for sale are 20pcs of quality nisai with great potential for the future.
Ricky Stoddart

Nishikigoi Niigata Direct - AJKS 2020 Entries

Have you ever wanted to challenge at the best koi show in the world? Well now is your chance in co-operation with Nishikigoi Niigata Direct (NND). NND are holding a limited time open sale of All Japan Koi show quality tosai and nisai which can be purchased via Koi Wholesale. The whole process is handled by NND and the fish will be entered in the name of your choosing.
Ricky Stoddart

Raised by Koi Wholesale - Omosako Nisai Kujaku

On July 9th of this year I sold three Kujaku to a client and offered to raise them in one of my growing ponds for the season. I offered to do this because it was my first time to have Omosako Kujaku and in truth I was unsure what to expect. For the size that they were I felt the price was too high and actually questioned if I had done the right think buying them in the first instance. For the benefit of the client I thought if I can at least get some more body on them his chances of selling them would be greater.
Ricky Stoddart

Raised by Koi Wholesale - NND Nisai Ginrin Shiro Utsuri

Today I parted with one of the best nisai that I have raised at Koi Wholesale this season. A client had previously seen the fish and asked to purchase it and I declined to sell it, my plans were to grow it for another season to realise more of it’s potential. That same client was visiting today and pointed the fish out again, at this point I knew it wasn’t going to end well for me.
Ricky Stoddart

Omosako Grow Out - Open Sale Event (part 2)

Following on from my previous article looking at what makes the Omosako Shiro Utsuri bloodline so special I’m now going to delve into some advice on how to select tosai for the future.

The advice offered here should be used as a guide as there are so many variables that can effect the development of Koi along their journey to adulthood. The environment they live in and the raising techniques that you implement play a massive part and if you get it wrong even the most promising young Koi can be ruined. This information is targeted at some the traits of Omosako Shiro Utsuri but much will also ap...