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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