Koi Keeping Basics

When you buy Koi from us you must provide a suitable environment for them. Here are the basic requirements: A Koi pond should be at least one metre deep and must have a filter designed to cope with the volume of fish in it. Only use de-chlorinated water to fill up your pond, do water changes or clean the filters.  You can use a dechlorination unit or add an appropriate...
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Cuttlebrook in Koi USA!

Koi USA Magazine produced a six page article on Cuttlebrook Koi Farm which featured in their January/February 2018 issue! On the edge of a small village in Oxfordshire, deep in the heart of “Midsommer Murders” country, sits Cuttlebrook koi farm. Owned by Mark and Lisa Davis, the farm was built by them in 1989 and since that time they have built a reputation f...
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Cuttlebrook in the Telegraph!

In early March 2017 the Telegraph newspaper commissioned journalist Kevin Pilley to write a story about Cuttlebrook Koi Farm owners, Mark and Lisa Davis’ journey whilst building their business.  It appeared in the Sunday Telegraph Sunday Magazine on 12th March 2017.
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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

When and how to handle Koi - Written for Koi Magazine, July 09 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...
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Do you need to quarantine Koi?

To quarantine Koi 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 ...
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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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Strimming in the rain!

Strimming in the rain
We're strimming in the rain, we're strimming in the rain!  The mud ponds have been left to dry over the winter and now it's time to tidy them up and fill them up, ready for this year's fry. #idloveyourjob
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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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