Continuing with the theme of early season eye candy, we’ve got this video. Shot yesterday by co-owner and head of production Rick Brown, these are two-year old Koi and Butterfly Koi that have been selected to go back into the ponds and grow for one more year. Next spring some of these will be retained […]
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!
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 […]