Imported Japanese Koi Fish: Nisai (2 Year Old), 13-16 Inches Long

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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.
Contact us to see what types of Koi are currently available.

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
  • Kujaku — Metallic skin sheen, Kohaku coloring/pattern, matsuba (pinecone) scale pattern
  • Lemon Hariwake — Metallic skin sheen, yellow coloring in Kohaku pattern
  • Platinum Ogon — Metallic skin sheen, solid bright white coloring
  • Sanke — White skin with red markings overlaid with black marking
  • Butterfly — Indicates Koi cross-bred with Indonesian longfin carp, resulting in long flowing fins
  • Doitsu — Indicates Koi cross-bred with German mirror carp, resulting in Koi without scales or with scales only on dorsal and/or lateral lines
  • Gin Rin — Indicates Koi has been bred to have brilliantly shimmering scales

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