• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 13 of 13

    Thread: Southern California Breeders

    1. #1
      TOKOI is offline Junior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2017
      Location
      California
      Posts
      5

      Southern California Breeders

      I am new to the hobby and would like to get some help on pointing me in the right direction of some reputable koi Breeders in Southern California that deal with higher quality Japanese koi. Thanks for any help guys!

    2. #2
      koiman1950's Avatar
      koiman1950 is offline Senior Member ~ Koi Health Care Committee Member
      is semi retired
       
      Feeling:
      Tired
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      San Jose, Ca
      Posts
      19,442
      I don't know of any "breeders" other than Barsow Koi Farm in California. There are several "dealers" in the SoCal area. Personally, I would start with Andrew's Koi International.
      Mike

      check out our website at: http://www.pond-life.net



      "Our goal is to assist with emergency and Koi health issues, as well as educate on best practices. Please help us gain a clear picture by giving the original poster time to answer our questions before offering opinions and suggested treatments."

    3. #3
      ricshaw's Avatar
      ricshaw is offline Senior Member
      is required to take minimum
      distribution on IRA
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      Southern California
      Posts
      966
      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      I don't know of any "breeders" other than Barstow Koi Farm in California. There are several "dealers" in the SoCal area. Personally, I would start with Andrew's Koi International.
      and

      Mystic Koi and Water Gardens

      Laguna Koi Ponds

      Yume Koi & Gardens

      Inland Koi

      come to mind.


      member

    4. #4
      TOKOI is offline Junior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2017
      Location
      California
      Posts
      5
      Great, so these guys are reputable and sell koi that are checked for Koi herpes and some of the other bad virus out there? I am asking because I want to make sure that I am going to responsible sellers. Thanks guys.

    5. #5
      ricshaw's Avatar
      ricshaw is offline Senior Member
      is required to take minimum
      distribution on IRA
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      Southern California
      Posts
      966
      Quote Originally Posted by TOKOI View Post
      Great, so these guys are reputable and sell koi that are checked for Koi herpes and some of the other bad virus out there? I am asking because I want to make sure that I am going to responsible sellers. Thanks guys.
      When buying Koi from any reputable Koi dealer for the first time... ask the dealer about quarantine procedures performed and recommended.


      member

    6. #6
      RichToyBox's Avatar
      RichToyBox is offline Administrator ~ WWKC BOD ~
      Koi Health Care Committee Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2005
      Location
      Sandston, VA
      Posts
      12,524
      And always quarantine any fish that you buy, no matter where they come from.

      "Our goal is to assist with emergency and Koi health issues, as well as educate on best practices. Please help us gain a clear picture by giving the original poster time to answer our questions before offering opinions and suggested treatments."

      Zone 7 A/B
      Keep your words sweet. You never know when you may have to eat them.
      Richard

    7. #7
      ricshaw's Avatar
      ricshaw is offline Senior Member
      is required to take minimum
      distribution on IRA
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      Southern California
      Posts
      966
      Quote Originally Posted by RichToyBox View Post
      And always quarantine any fish that you buy, no matter where they come from.
      Good advice... but most of the people who purchased Koi in Southern California do not quarantine (or have access to a proper quarantine pond).

    8. #8
      kevin32's Avatar
      kevin32 is offline Senior Member
      is chillin
       
      Feeling:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2014
      Location
      brentwood ca. up north
      Posts
      4,358
      Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
      Good advice... but most of the people who purchased Koi in Southern California do not quarantine (or have access to a proper quarantine pond).
      why is socal so different than elsewhere? the weather is great but I just don't get it. new fish bring in new problems and im paying the price in norcal.. always a risk taking In new fish .
      Last edited by kevin32; 04-27-2017 at 12:19 AM.

    9. #9
      ricshaw's Avatar
      ricshaw is offline Senior Member
      is required to take minimum
      distribution on IRA
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      Southern California
      Posts
      966
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      why is socal so different than elsewhere? the weather is great but I just don't get it. new fish bring in new problems and im paying the price in norcal.. always a risk taking In new fish .
      It is just the way it is. And the reason I advise people who don't quarantine new Koi to buy from reputable dealers and not Craigslist or other unknown hobbyists.

    10. #10
      koisan's Avatar
      koisan is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Dec 2012
      Location
      so cal
      Posts
      913
      If you buy koi only from one reputable dealer, then why quarantine?
      All jokes aside, Quarantine is the safest way to go.

    11. #11
      avorancher is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Location
      Deluz, CA
      Posts
      2,457
      Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
      Good advice... but most of the people who purchased Koi in Southern California do not quarantine (or have access to a proper quarantine pond).
      I know a lot of owners here in California who QT with proper setup. But I'm sure the "average" garden pond owner in SoCal or any other state doesn't QT. People who own what most on this site would refer to as "high end" koi are not the average keeper. The differentiator in who does or doesn't is most likely the cost of the koi rather than the region the live in.

    12. #12
      RichToyBox's Avatar
      RichToyBox is offline Administrator ~ WWKC BOD ~
      Koi Health Care Committee Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2005
      Location
      Sandston, VA
      Posts
      12,524
      Quote Originally Posted by avorancher View Post
      I know a lot of owners here in California who QT with proper setup. But I'm sure the "average" garden pond owner in SoCal or any other state doesn't QT. People who own what most on this site would refer to as "high end" koi are not the average keeper. The differentiator in who does or doesn't is most likely the cost of the koi rather than the region the live in.
      I think this is very much the case. When the cost of a major loss due to the exposure to KHV is more than the you could afford to replace, then it is time to make sure that proper quarantine is a part of your hobby. When we started there was nothing done to the fish before introducing them to the pond, then as things got more expensive, the salt dip was a good method of removing parasites, but then along came KHV, and it could not be treated, so quarantine was a must.

      "Our goal is to assist with emergency and Koi health issues, as well as educate on best practices. Please help us gain a clear picture by giving the original poster time to answer our questions before offering opinions and suggested treatments."

      Zone 7 A/B
      Keep your words sweet. You never know when you may have to eat them.
      Richard

    13. #13
      TOKOI is offline Junior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2017
      Location
      California
      Posts
      5
      Wow, lots of great advice and many thanks to all.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •