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Ricky Stoddart

We’re Eight! Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane on Our Birthday

When we first launched Koi Wholesale close to a decade ago, little did we know it would become the thriving, ever-growing business it is today. But we’re now celebrating our eighth birthday – and we couldn’t be prouder of our ongoing success.
Ricky Stoddart

Enjoy a Swimmingly Good Start to the Financial Year: £500 is Up for Grabs!

Fancy getting the new financial year off to a great start? If you’re nodding your head in agreement (and why wouldn’t you be?!), make sure you enter our exclusive raffle to bag £500 in vouchers.
Myles Sharman

Special Shipment from NND

Over the last 12 months, we’ve worked closely with our associates in Japan to enable us to trial shipments through the hottest months of the year. The new box we developed resulted in some very successful test shipments, so we asked the breeders at NND for a very special shipment.

We asked for this season’s Tosai!

After some discussion, it was decided that we would be allocated five mud ponds – and after each selection we would have koi placed into the ponds to get the best possible growth prior to shipping.

The ponds were harvested 10 days before the shipment. After, the koi would be placed ...

Ricky Stoddart

Flash Back Friday - Sakai "Zig-Zag" Kohaku

On Flash Back Friday, we will be looking back at our history, trips to Japan and some memorable koi that we have supplied.

Due to our relationships, knowledge and contacts in Japan, we can offer way more than just the standard stock fish, we can open up doors to some very special koi indeed. One such door was Sakai Fish Farm which, led us to this stunning Kohaku which we sourced as nisai for a UK dealer.

The video shows the Koi a year later in 2016 as sansai and she still resides at the farm today now close to 80cm.

 

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 ...