During this time fish can be purchased but have to be left with us until quarantine has finished. Please note that koi left with us in that time, is at our risk, if you wish to leave the koi longer we will look after the koi but after the quarantine time but it is at your risk. The time needed for quarantine is to allow the koi to be taken up to 24 degrees twice, and held there for a minimum of 14 days, then in between chilled down to 12/13 degrees. This is the best way that CFAS recommend, to find virus like KHV, and also other problems that can occur with koi. We have two facilities, that are totally seperate from the sales shop, so you can buy in confidence knowing that no newly imported koi, are at the shop. We are trying to install chillers on all our quarantine ponds, but this is an expensive process, so until then we have to allow 24 hours for sterilization so sometimes pond can be a week late out of quarantine.
If you've considered visiting Japan and visiting all the breeders yourself in the hunt for your own koi then you'll be pleased to know that we often take groups and individuals to Japan with us. The trip will typically take around a week and will see an action packed schedule that will see you visiting numerous breeders everyday before heading back to the hotel and you benefit from the fact that every koi purchased by you will shipped and quarantined with the koi we purchase to the same standards!. Get in contact if you're interested in visiting Japan with us.