Ricky Stoddart

A Very Special Goshiki

As a dedicated wholesaler the main aim of our job is to work in the background supporting the retailers that we supply. Our reward comes from seeing their companies succeed and knowing that we helped achieve that success with the Koi that we supplied and knowledge that we shared.

Over the years we have sourced and supplied countless numbers of top level Koi directly from Japan or via our facility in the UK but very rarely are we able to disclose them publicly. Today however we are able to share with you a fish that was recently supplied to a customer of ours that is a truly special Koi in the ...

Ricky Stoddart

Something Different from Marudo

I’m always on the lookout for something new and interesting, for me it keeps things fresh just the same as it does for the breeders producing them year in year out.

It’s becoming common place in Japan that the bigger breeders have varieties they produce as a hobby. For example, Omosako the world renowned Shiro Utsuri specialist produces Goshiki and Kujaku, Choguro who specialises in Purachina breeds Beni Kikokuryu and Goshiki to satisfy his own interests.

One breeder which ended up taking their interest to a whole new level was Marudo Koi Farm. One of the best Gosanke breeders in the world beg...

Ricky Stoddart

Marushin Koi Farm

Yesterday I was invited by Mitsuhiro Tanaka to go and harvest with him at Marushin Koi Farm.

This was our opportunity to get first pick of the Koi as soon as they were lifted from the water- this allowed us to pick the absolute best of the best.

Opportunities like this are what makes Koi Wholesale the business it is. We have spent years building these relationships and we continue to do so.

This isn’t just buying and selling fish, this is about a true love and passion for what we do.


Ricky Stoddart

Arrived Safely in Japan

Just wanted to let you know, we safely arrived in Japan last Friday and have been non-stop since.

On Monday, World famous breeder Kohaku breeder Murata, took me on a tour of his mud ponds to see where our own, and customer Azukari koi are being kept. These will be harvested on the 19th October, and Murata is confident that the result will be good.

We were lucky to have such an opportunity to do this, as this isn’t something regularly offered. Murata passed on lots of knowledge about how he feeds and monitors his ponds, which was really fascinating to hear first hand.

I will continue to keep yo...

Flash Back

Andrew and Ricky in Japan - Guess the year?