Shipping our Koi Overseas

We are often asked if we will ship our Koi overseas, and the same answer applies to whichever country you are making the request from.  The country you are in will require you to have a license to import live fish, and you will have to apply to the relevant government department in your country to obtain a license.  (This also applies to Northern Ireland as Ireland has a higher...
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When and how to handle Koi

At some point in every koi’s life, it will need to be handled; whether it’s at the breeder’s facilities, at the dealer’s, at home, when undergoing treatment or when being shown. In fact, compared to many other ornamental fish, some koi might be handled very regularly, especially if they’re shown. The question posed by koi keepers is therefore how often koi should be handled, an...
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Do you need to quarantine Koi?

To quarantine or not to quarantine, that is the question... The word ‘quarantine’ (which, incidentally, comes from the Latin quarantine, meaning ‘forty days’), is a length of time in which a disease can be incubated, and therefore expressed in an organism. That way, it’s possible to see who does, and doesn’t, carry a specific disease. Traditionally, forty days is the time that ...
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Spawning Continues

Spawning Continues
Whilst the fry from the first spawnings are about to go out into a mud pond, other parent sets are busy spawning in neighbouring spawning tanks. This is a new female Kohaku for us from Matsue. She has all the right qualities and is full of eggs  - although she is becoming less so as I type!  We'll keep our fingers crossed that this will be a good one! (Lisa)
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Spawning is underway

2017 Spawning is underway
Spawning is underway at Cuttlebrook.  Here are some of our fry, still in the spawning tank, that have hatched in the last few days.  They are totally transparent at the moment and the most obvious things about them are their eyes and the air bubble in their swim bladders.  These guys will be going out into a mud pond in the next few days where they will have lots of natural foo...
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Koi Magazine Forum Day 2014

On Saturday 26th April we hosted another Koi Magazine Forum day and once again, we had a brilliant day! We've saw lots of old friends and met some new ones too. We are, as always, indebted to our friends who make up the Cuttlebrook Crew and who help everyone have a great time. Thank you guys, you are all awesome. Thanks also to everyone who came to see us and to Koi Carp Mag...
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Best Breeder award 2010

Cuttlebrook Koi Farm has just been voted "Best Breeder" of 2010 by the readers of Koi Magazine! We are absolutely delighted to have won this award and have to thank Koi Magazine for running the awards and everyone who took the time to vote for us.  It's a real honour and we wouldn't be in this position without the support of our many friends and customers - thank you!
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New tanks in the tosai house

All laid out
When we first built the tosai house back in 2006 we got it up and running with some temporary tanks that were basically a sheet of steel that formed the walls of the tanks, and a liner. Once filled, the water kept the sides of the tank rigid. They were a great way to get us going without too much expense but this year we decided to replace them all – prompted, it must be said, ...
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Update

Building Work
This year we have bred Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, Chagoi and Shiro Utsuri which are now on average around 4-5 inches and in addition to this our later spawning of Shusui, Yamatonishiki and another Showa spawning which are around 3 inches.{gallery}stories/blog/061108/1::::2:{/gallery}The last of our nursery ponds containing Chagoi and Shusui was harvested yesterday and Mark is curren...
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