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    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!

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    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.
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    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.
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    Mystic Koi and Water Gardens

    Laguna Koi Ponds

    Yume Koi & Gardens

    Inland Koi

    come to mind.


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    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.

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    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.


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    And always quarantine any fish that you buy, no matter where they come from.
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    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).

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    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 .
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    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.

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    If you buy koi only from one reputable dealer, then why quarantine?
    All jokes aside, Quarantine is the safest way to go.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Wow, lots of great advice and many thanks to all.

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