Whether you are an enthusiast or trader, L.E Koi have decades of experience in keeping and treating koi. We can even arrange home visits as required.
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Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. The most popular category of koi is the Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties.
In any amount from five pounds upwards!! Simply keep buying them and beofre you will know it you will have put enough aside for that dream purchase!
As in previous years should you see any koi that you like, you can secure it by placing a 50% deposit. Then when the koi is shipped paying the balance. Of course if when the koi is shipped you find another you are free to move your deposit to another koi, or in the unlikley event that there are no koi you like you can have your 50% depsoit back in the form of a credit note.
In addition to pages of, what we think is helpful advice, we are always happy to provide advice and information on an individual basis if required to help resolve any issues the reader may have relating to any Koi related topic whether it be help with the construction of a pond or the care and well being of Koi Carp
As well as a fabulous range of Japanese Koi stocked, we also offer a wide range of Koi related dry goods, such as Pond Pumps, Filtration systems, Koi Foods, Koi health products and Pond additives, specialist medication, heating systems , a full range of plumbing components and fittings - in fact everything you would ever need to build and maintain a 'proper Koi Pond.
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The common carp was aquacultured as a food fish at least as long ago as the fifth century BC in China, and in the Roman Empire during the spread of Christianity in Europe. Common carp were bred for color in Japan in the 1820s, initially in the town of Ojiya in the Niigata prefecture on the northeastern coast of Honshu island. By the 20th century, a number of color patterns had been established, most notably the red-and-white Kohaku.
Koi greatly increase the turbidity of the water because they are constantly stirring up the substrate. This makes waterways unattractive, reduces the abundance of aquatic plants, and can render the water unsuitable for swimming or drinking, even by livestock. In some countries, koi have caused so much damage to waterways that vast amounts of money and effort have been spent trying to eradicate them, largely unsuccessfully.
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The word koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning "carp." It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as nishikigoi in Japan (literally meaning "brocaded carp"). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.
Koi have been accidentally or deliberately released into the wild in every continent except Antarctica. They quickly revert to the natural coloration of common carp within a few generations. In many areas, they are considered an invasive species and pests. In the state of Queensland in Australia, they are considered noxious fish.
There are reports of kois that have achieved ages of 100–200 years. One famous scarlet koi, named "Hanako," was owned by several individuals, the last of whom was Dr. Komei Koshihara. In July 1974, a study of the growth rings of one of the koi's scales reported that Hanako was 225 years old. The greatest authoritatively accepted age for the species is little more than 50 years.
However, they make a lovely addition to larger natural garden ponds and our koi will survive very well in this environment.
We currently operate with 14 ponds ranging from 1100 to 33,000 gallons capacity, mostly undercover, and always carry a substantial stock of Japanese Koi, regardless of the time of year in sizes ranging from 4 inches (10cm) up to 30 inches (75cm) and at prices generally ranging from £20 upwards.
Just simply enter the URL of the website where you have seen the product cheaper and complete your purchase, and we will refund you the difference!
Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. While the possible colors are virtually limitless, breeders have identified and named a number of specific categories. The most notable category is Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties.
But not only do we 'sell' equipment, on our site you will find a wealth of infomation and advice telling you 'How To' choose the right equipment, solve Koi related health problems, and how to prevent problems occuring in the first place. The equipment we offer has not been chosen and included because it maybe the cheapest, or the most expensive, but becuase it is the best equipment that we have used and tested and we know it does what it says on the tin.
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All our Koi are hand picked by us in Japan - even where possible the babies. We DO NOT buy on consolidation.
If you are thinking of building a pond, and starting to keep Koi, then we stock everything you will need and can advise and assist all the way through your project so that you can be sure of using the correct materials, equipment and methods right from the start.
Koi are the ultimate pond fish and grow to 24” plus, displaying beautiful sleek lines and stunning colours.
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Like most fish, koi reproduce through spawning in which a female lays a vast number of eggs and one or more males fertilize them. Nurturing the resulting offspring (referred to as "fry") is a tricky and tedious job, usually done only by professionals. Although a koi breeder may carefully select the parents they wish based on their desired characteristics, the resulting fry will nonetheless exhibit a wide range of color and quality.
All of our Koi are bred from top quality Japanese Parents to provide the vibrant colouration of Japanese fish with the hardiness of English Bred Stock.
Each year in Spring and Autumn, we travel to Japan to choose Koi stocks for our customers and our own stocks from the very best breeders in Niigata and elsewhere. We purchase larger Koi to meet specific customer requirements relating to variety, pattern, breeder, size and budget, but also buy in stocks of many varieties and sizes to suit most budgets.
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October the 25th will see the start of this years Autun Harvest buying trip, visiting Sakai Fish Farm Hiroshima, many of the top farms in Niigata, Beppu Koi Farm, and many many more.....
The semirandomized result of the koi's reproductive process has both advantages and disadvantages for the breeder. While it requires diligent oversight to narrow down the favorable result the breeder wants, it also makes possible the development of new varieties of koi within relatively few generations.
We take top quality high-res photos of all of our stock! If you can't see everything you need to then let us know, we're always happy to help.
We no expiry date, a great way to save for the koi of your dreams or that revamp you have been thinking about to your filter system.
If you are looking for larger Koi then please take a look in the Large Koi section. We have some beauties!
It is a myth that Koi need clear water to survive. Their natural habitat is exactly the same as the original common carp and that is a muddy clay pond. However, they do require good water quality and because they eat a lot and make a mess, this is generally best achieved with good filtration.
We specialise in the more unusual varieties, such as Kumonryu, Beni Kumonryu, Koromo including Budo Goromo and Goshiki and a wide range of metallic and Doitsu varieties. You will not find a wider range of high grade Japanese Koi varieties on offer anywhere in the UK.