Price includes air shipping for one Koi. Multiple fish will ship significantly cheaper, so contact us for a quote to save on purchasing multiple Koi.
These Japanese Koi are hand-picked and imported from Japan, where Koi have been cultivated for nearly two hundred years. The word Koi refers to the species of carp bred for its beauty, and because it sounds similar to the Japanese word for "affection" or "love", Koi are symbols of love and friendship in Japan. The word Nishikigoi encompasses beautiful, ornamental carp worthy of appreciation (and is specifically designated for show-grade Koi). These "living jewels" are renowned for their beautiful color and scale patterns, the result of generations of expert breeding.
These fish are Nisai (two-year-old Koi) from Yamasaki Koi Farm in Japan, where they have been cultivating beautiful Nishikigoi since 1973. We offer these Koi in cooperation with an established US Koi importer. After import, they quarantine each Koi for a minimum of 4 weeks to check that they are healthy and parasite-free, in order to provide you with healthy Koi that will enliven your pond for many years.
These fish are also offered in a retail location and are subject to availability. If the fish you select is not available, we will offer your choice of replacement or refund.
Lemon Hariwake (Ki Hariwake)
Kin Ki Utsuri
Gin Shiro Utsuri
*Butterfly Koi are not officially considered Nishikigoi for entry into Koi shows
Glossary of Koi Terms
Gosanke — Collective name for most popular Koi: Kohaku, Showa, and Sanke
Hikarimuji (Hikarimono) — Koi with metallic skin sheen and solid color
Hikarimoyo — Koi with metallic skin sheen and multiple colors in a pattern
Kawarigoi (Kawarigoi) — Koi of unusual variety, not fitting into other categories
Utsurimono — Koi with black skin and colored markings
Gin Shiro Utsuri — Black skin with silver and white markings
Kigoi — Yellow coloring
Kin Ki Utsuri — Black skin with golden yellow markings
Ki Kujaku — Metallic skin sheen, yellow coloring in Kohaku pattern, matsuba (pinecone) scale pattern