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 […]
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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 […]
For the first time during the 2014 koi season, we have Premium Select Grade Koi and Premium Select Grade Butterfly Koi available for sale. The highest quality grade we offer! Check out our Price List and Availability for the full story. The Premium Select Koi are available in 6-7″, 8-10″, 10-12″ and one box of […]
We continue our Reader’s Choice series today with a true gem among Butterfly Koi enthusiasts – Gin Rin Hariwake Butterfly. Hariwake are highly prized among koi hobbyists. The bright, vibrant yellow of top quality Hariwake cannot be found in any other variety. Coupled with a bright white base, the yellow will really pop in your […]
We have just added a brand new Platinum Ogon Koi Picture Pak, available for free use amongst all of our customers. This Picture Pak includes seven high resolution images, including Gin Rin Platinum Ogon and Butterfly Platinum Ogon. Enjoy!
A large part of koi keeping and the koi hobby in general involves judging fish by their appearance. Is this koi higher quality than that one? How much should I pay for this fish? Am I getting my money’s worth? With that in mind, we would like to introduce our newest blog series, “Reader’s Choice”. […]
It’s a common misconception among our customers that we close up completely and go home for the winter season. And while things certainly do take a more leisurely pace this time of year, we are certainly not closed. We still have fish to sell, and lots of them! We have Standard Grade koi up to […]
For this week only, we are offering a chance to buy some of our most popular items for a deep discount. Both 5-6″ Premium Grade Butterfly Koi and 5-6″ Standard Grade Butterfly Koi are 20% off of list price. Check out Butterfly Koi or Price List and Availability for full details.
Spawning season is upon and us, and that means bringing all of our koi and butterfly koi brood stock out of the mud ponds and into our holding facilities. Each year, there are some brood stock that have grown too old to reliably produce eggs or sperm any longer. These gentle giants are sent to […]