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    Thread: Looking for trusted Koi dealer in NW Washington State

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      Looking for trusted Koi dealer in NW Washington State

      Hi Koi people!

      I have a brand new unused 300 gallon Rubbermaid tank, UV light, filter, pump and air pump that I purchased as a sick tank for my old Koi but she expired before it was delivered. I had wanted to get some new Koi for a few years but didn't have the equipment nor the finances for a quarantine tank - but I do now! I live in NW Washington state, right on the Canadian border. Does anyone in the area have a favorite Koi dealer to recommend? I'm willing to travel as far south as Seattle but avoid Tacoma/JBLM traffic at all costs

      I can't afford champion quality fish but hope for healthy and attractive young fish 6-10" under $100. We have a dealer within 30 miles of me but he doesn't have any fish in until April. 16 years ago I kept my fingerlings in the garage for many months while constructing the pond and it was a lot of fun (and work.) I still have two of those fish and want more!

      Thanks for any help -
      Ronaye

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      Well if u r going to use the 300gl tub as long term pond.. i say u better look at goldfish.
      But if you are hellbent on koi,,, when i lived uo that way i would go with Hoshi koi. Might be a little in the ugly drive part but well worth it. Sue was awsome.
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      Hi Ronaye! Welcome and thanks for joining Koiphen! Always nice to have another
      ponder from the Pacific NW.

      Here's a couple although they push your limits of travel and price... but somewhere to start!
      I've bought fish from both places and had good experiences from both:

      Pan Intercorp in Kenmore, WA
      https://www.nishikigoi.com/ (online auctions)
      http://koi.com/ (the higher dollar options where you can at least go and look )

      Russell Watergardens in Redmond, WA
      https://russellwatergardens.com/coll...s/koi-packages

      Don't overlook out of state dealers that are experienced at shipping! It can really
      broaden your choices. I pick up ones I've purchased at Pan Intercorp since it's just a ferry
      boat ride away... but all the others I've had shipped to me and (knock on wood) I've never
      had one not survive the trip in excellent shape. Several others I've purchased that came shipped
      from Peters and Sons Koi:
      http://pskoi.com/
      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/forumd...Sons-Koi-PSKoi

      Koiphen also has several other vendors that you can contact right here! Browse through
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      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/forumd...ds-Marketplace

      Good luck and enjoy your hunt!
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      The 300 gallon tank is a temporary tank to quarantine new fish before putting them into my 4000 gallon pond with existing fish.

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      Steve, thank you! I've been reluctant to consider shipping a fish, it just seems so "iffy." It's good to hear from someone who has done it and can make recommendations. And it may beat driving through Seattle ;-)
      I've been looking at Pan Intercorp but their prices are really high (although the fish are gorgeous!) Have you had any dealing with "Play it Koi" in Bothell?
      Will check out Peters & Sons, thanks so much!
      Ronaye

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ronaye View Post
      Steve, thank you! I've been reluctant to consider shipping a fish, it just seems so "iffy." It's good to hear from someone who has done it and can make recommendations. And it may beat driving through Seattle ;-)
      I've been looking at Pan Intercorp but their prices are really high (although the fish are gorgeous!) Have you had any dealing with "Play it Koi" in Bothell?
      Will check out Peters & Sons, thanks so much!
      Ronaye
      No, the only experience I have with them is talking to Ben about contributing here on the forum but I've
      never purchased anything from him. You can contact Ben on the forum using the username PlayItKoi.
      He also has a YouTube channel you can see more of what they have to offer at:

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGP...UekGmNf-FOmIMQ
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      Air shipping fish is not as scary as it sounds.
      I have bought some pretty nice fish from Zac at Pan, thought they were nice value fish off the weekly auction. And also his "retail" fish if you want to spend more are very nice.
      Also as mentioned already, Russell at PSKoi has some great fish and his QT and KHV protocols are the very best in the business.

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      Other Sites Sale prices are our everyday prices.
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      Pan intercorp or cots koi would be a good choice imo. I'm looking to get a very nice tosai that will be first dibs from pan intercorp. They also do auctions and some fish sell for pretty cheap.

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      Pan Intercorp does have cheap fishes, fingerlings, I think starting from $20 or so for small one and $50 and up range for bigger ones.. You can make a trip there and see... All the online posting fishes are typically expensive

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ronaye View Post
      Steve, thank you! I've been reluctant to consider shipping a fish, it just seems so "iffy." It's good to hear from someone who has done it and can make recommendations. And it may beat driving through Seattle ;-)
      I've been looking at Pan Intercorp but their prices are really high (although the fish are gorgeous!) Have you had any dealing with "Play it Koi" in Bothell?
      Will check out Peters & Sons, thanks so much!
      Ronaye

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      Koi being carp can survive in a bag for days when packed correctly. These 5 koi were all in one bag for a minimum of 30 hours.
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