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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 ...

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

Top Tips for Maintaining a Health Pond

Maintaining a healthy environment for your koi is fairly simple and doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s some of my top tips for maintaining a healthy pond.