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...

Ricky Stoddart

Omosako Grow Out - Open Sale Event (part1)

You may or may not of heard the name Omosako but if you are a Shiro Utsuri fan then it is a name that you should most definitely know! Our up and coming open sale event which begins at 10:00am on 24/07/19 features 30 high class tosai from the worlds finest breeder.

The Omosako bloodline is out there on its own as far as Shiro Utsuri are concerned. It’s unique traits to date have not been emulated despite nearly every other breeder of Shiro Utsuri in Japan using parent fish obtained from Omosako. In fact there are very few bloodlines of Shiro Utsuri in existence that don’t have some degree of O...