In response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria, the US government has tightened regulation and control over antibiotic use in animal feed, including Koi and Goldfish food. As a result, all the medicated Koi food on the market, once a weapon in the fight against bacterial infections, is now gone. To fill the […]
The title is not hyperbole. The US Koi industry is facing a very serious threat. Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery, and the industry in general, needs your help to fight back. What is happening The Center for Invasive Species Prevention (CISP, a private, non-government organization) has petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to add […]
We have released our 2015 Price List, with updated prices and items for the upcoming season. View the 2015 Price List. Updates include the following additions: Single Tail Assorted Goldfish – Available in 3-5″ and 4-6″ sizes, Single Tail Assorted Goldfish will contain at least two of the following varieties: Red Comet, Sarasa Comet, Shubunkin, […]
Check out this blast from the past, a mid-90s clip from “The Today Show” featuring Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery. Co-owners Randy LeFever and Rick Brown appear in this short clip to help answer the question “Just where do goldfish come from?”
Ever wondered what goes into preparing and packaging your live Koi and Goldfish for shipment? Check out this time lapse of one afternoon of packing at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery. Over 120 boxes of live Koi and Goldfish were packed on this day, then shipped UPS Next Day Air to a dealer near you!
Check out this entire quarantine tank full of hundreds of Platinum Ogon Koi. These fish are 4 to 6 inches in length, and ready to dazzle your customers! Contact Us to order yours today!
Here’s a quick peek at a batch of 8-10″ Premium Select Koi coming up for sale next week. Dealers, contact us now to order yours!
We have some very exciting live koi and goldfish items available for the week of June 2nd. Some of these are not available all the time! Dealers, view our current Availability List. Jumbo Fantails For a limited time we have Jumbo Fantail for sale. These retired broodstock fish average about 8 inches in length, […]
You will occasionally see Butterfly Koi with large growths over the nostrils, known as “pom poms”. Some hobbyists consider these desirable, while others see them as a fault with the fish. Like many things in life, it’s a personal preference. This Yamabuki Butterfly Koi has some of the largest pom poms you are ever likely […]
Each spring brings about spawning season at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery. Breeders are injected with hormones and left to spawn on breeding mats (video of this process coming soon). However a few fish do not spawn on the mats when planned. These fish must be “stripped” of their eggs and milt, with the two then […]