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 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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Male or female – how can you tell and why does it matter?

Your greatest priority as a Koi keeper should always be the health of the Koi in your pond, whether they are pets or prize winners and regardless of how much you might have paid for them, but once you feel you have provided the best environment for your koi to flourish, you may feel that you wish to learn about the other issues that arise when keeping Koi.  One subject that has...
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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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The basic requirements for keeping Koi

When you buy Koi from us you must provide a suitable environment for them.  Here are the basic requirements for keeping Koi: 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...
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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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