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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for Koi

Hey guys, its the beginning of pond season and I'm looking to stock my pond. If you guys know of any/see good quality koi in Nassau, Queens or BK, please let me know the store location. I would prefer small kois as they are cheaper and I like growing them out myself.

I think stores are just starting to stock now so the two places I went to didn't have many. Let me know! Thanks.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 05:02 AM
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I'd check on www.koiphen.com.

Good luck with your hunt and please share with us what you end up finding!

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hehe I'm already a lurker of that site, I noticed you were a member too laura. I didn't see a buy/sell forum and I was hoping to avoid a shipping fee, thats why I was going to try local. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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There is a buy/sell forum, but you may need a certain number of posts to see it? I know there's koi offered for sale all the time in it. It might be a good idea to post a thread asking for some breeder recommendations local to you.

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A couple of places around here in brooklyn have koi. On 8th ave and 65th street, Royal Aqua has koi for sale, but since i was never heavy into Koi, I don't know what's good and what's not, but I do remember that they had stuff like Taiwan, japanese, etc from different countries. If not, Pacific on delancy street should have a good selection.
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Theres a Koi breeder in upstate NY thats on KoiPhen (I'm KoiCribben there). I remember reading his massive holding tank construction threads there for a while. It's been a couple years so I'm a little foggy on the name. Guy had a beautiful facility, I remember reading a lot about spray in pond liners from him.

I'd break your lurk and make a post asking about reputable Koi people in NY, KoiPhens full of people willing to help

FINALLY!!! I actually have some planted tanks!!
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Excellent, I think it was Sugarloaf Koi I was thinking of if that helps. Googling makes me thing that he may not be in business still but he may just be laying low. Good luck! (from another Koi fan)!!

FINALLY!!! I actually have some planted tanks!!
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I know this is the NY thread but House of Fins in Greenwich,CT stock really nice koi every year. Usually on the bigger side but who knows.
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I went to King Fish Aquarium the other day and saw some pretty nice Koi.

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Those are a bit far :O Thanks to a member that recommended Kissena aquarium I was able to get this guy!

High Grade Koi from Japan. I think she's a Showa. Cost me $80 and she's only 6" :X. But I had to have her!!!! Love at first sight. -red




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Wow- gorgeous koi!!

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Isn't she, laura?!?! She will probably be my fav even though she's only the first. When I think of koi, i think of showa/sanke.
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