Ricky Stoddart

The Covid-19 Pandemic

I want to take this opportunity to let you know what is happening at Koi Wholesale during the current pandemic, but also to share my thoughts on our responsibility as human beings and aquatic business owners during this time.

The announcement by Boris Johnson to order everybody to stay at home was one that I predicted would come this week and in all honestly I’m glad it has. A great number of the U.K. population didn’t seem to be taking the severity of this invisible killer seriously enough. I witnessed a lot of selfish, stupid behaviour in my local town and in the media by people choosing to ...

Ricky Stoddart

Dates for Your Diary - March 2020

March is always an important month in an aquatic retailers calendar as preparations for the start of the new season are in full swing. We understand how crucial this time of year is and how significant the up and coming Easter bank holiday is to the industry.
Ricky Stoddart

February 2020 Koi Shipments - Latest Update

Last month we had 2 shipments of top quality Japanese koi arrive within a 7 day period. We just wanted to take this opportunity to give you a quick update.
Ricky Stoddart

Large Shipments of Japanese Koi Arrive at Koi Wholesale

Within a busy 7 day period an astonishing 179 boxes of Japanese koi carp arrived at Koi Wholesale in preparation for the new season. To break that down into facts and figures the combined weight of both shipments was 3.3 tonnes with a total of 9973 fish.
Ricky Stoddart

New Shipment of Koi for Sale From Otsuka - Coming Soon

Otsuka Koi Farm was founded in 1962, but full time Nishikigoi production started in 1984, Yoshikazu Otsuka trained for 2 years under Yokio Isa (Maruyo Koi Farm) who is his Eldest Uncle on his father’s side. Producing many varieties from his facility, Otsuka San is probably best known for his stunning Asagi, which have won many awards, but also Goshiki Sanke and Goshiki Showa varieties.