While we don’t display each koi for sale on our website, at The Pond Shack, we have many magnificent koi for sale at our retail location. Call or stop by today to see our selection, we’re located at Down to Earth Nursery in Pomona, NY (Rockland County NY). Because our fish are carefully and individually selected for optimum coloration, form and overall health, we truly have the ability to find any of the Koi fish varieties you may be searching for.
The Koi for sale that we offer at The Pond Shack are a sampling of what we can order and import from various Japanese Koi fish breeders. Not only can we order the perfect fish for your koi pond, we deliver koi fish too! If we have a koi for sale that interests you, but you’d rather have us deliver it right to your pond, it’s no problem at all. That’s what we do! This way, we can determine that the pond conditions are optimum and your new koi will acclimate to the pond water and environment correctly.
If you aren’t quite sure what type of koi to look for — and would like us to come take a look at your pond first and assess which Koi varieties would flourish in your particular environment, we’re happy to help!
Just call us at 845-304-2183, or stop by The Pond Shack at Down to Earth Nursery, at your convenience. Our koi for sale vary in size, color and price. Stop by so you can get a sense of the varieties of koi for sale that are available that week.
There are 13 primary categories of Koi, and hundreds of varieties within those categories. The major named koi fish varieties include, but are not limited to the following (see descriptions below image):
Kohaku – White-skinned Koi, with a red pattern
Taisho Sanshoku (Sanke) – White-skinned Koi with a red and black pattern
Showa Sanshoku (Showa) – Black-skinned Koi with a red and white pattern
Tancho – Any koi with the only red being in a circle on its forehead. The fish can be a Tancho Showa, Tancho Sanke, or even Tancho Goshiki
Asagi – Koi with light blue scales on its top and red scales on its bottom
Shusui – The partially scaled version of an Asagi
Bekko – White, red, or yellow-skinned Koi with a black pattern
Utsurimono – Black Koi with a red, white, or yellow pattern
Goshiki – Mostly black Koi with red, white, brown and blue accents
Ogon – Koi that is one solid color; Can be regular or metallic; Known colors are red, orange, platinum, yellow and cream
Kin Gin Rin – Koi with shiny scales. The name translates into English as “Gold Silver Scales”; There are also Gin Rin versions of almost any other type of koi.
Kawarimono (Kawarigoi) – Miscellaneous types of Koi
Doitsu-goi – German Carp
Koromo – Koi with areas of blue-edged scales aligned neatly
Hikari-Moyomono – Koi with colored patterns over a metallic base, as well as koi in two metallic colours
Ghost Koi – “Hybrid” of Ogon and wild carp. Not Nishikigoi
Butterfly Koi – Long-finned version of all others. Not Nishikigoi
At The Pond Shack, we carry all of the Koi fish supplies you need — whether it be Hikari and Sho Koi Food, Koi medication, Koi nets, or Koi fish for sale.If you’re unsure of what your Koi need, or have questions about Koi healthcare, we are here to help. We can help you choose the perfect Koi for your pond, advise on Koi healthcare issues, perform water testing, prescribe Koi medication, and more. We even deliver Koi right to your backyard pond!
Call or stop by The Pond Shack, and we’ll help you select the right Koi supplies.
There are many websites and blogs about how to diagnose and treat ill koi fish in your outdoor pond. However, it is always best to have us come out and take a look at the fish itself/themsleves because we are trained to diagnose and treat fish illness and disease. Please feel free to call us if you think you have a sick koi fish.
Koi are sensitive to chemicals in their food. The color of your Koi will change depending on the food chemicals present. If you want your Koi to become red or pink in color, you can fed it with food containing carotene. If you wish your Koi to maintain a multi-colored body, you can use an algae called spirulina. This feed will bring out the red patches of your Koi but will not disturb its other colorations.
It is sufficient to feed Koi commercially available Koi food. These have been tested and made with the right proportions of nourishment for the Koi. You can get advice from your breeder or pet shop on the type of snacks or goodies to give your Koi. The usual supplementary foods are small prawns and worms. These are usually given as treats to your Koi to encourage it to feed from your hand. This trains the fish to swim to you as it may expect such treats from your hand.
Another surprising fact about the Koi is that it eats tiny pieces of fresh lettuce. You may be tempted to overfeed your Koi as it lovingly “pecks” at your hand. Be forewarned that the more your Koi eats, the more it excretes. The waste is mainly comprised of ammonia, which pollutes the water. This is unhealthy for your Koi. You then may have to do a great deal of work in maintaining the water clarity. A fat Koi does not look beautiful. It will move sluggishly as its body is heavy. When the fish lacks exercise, it will get sick. Visit our Hikari and Sho Koi Food page.
Polluted water does not have enough oxygen for your Koi to breathe. Dirty water also supports bacteria and other disease causing organisms. Common illnesses in Koi include white spot disease, Dropsy disease, Anchor worms, fish lice and ulcers. We, at The Pond Shack, can diagnose the illness and prescribe treatment. Generally, the symptoms of sick fish include lethargy, loss of appetite, rubbing its body against other objects in the tank, jumping behavior or redness on its body. Don’t feel discouraged with a sick Koi. With timely proper treatment, it/they will recover nicely! For more information about Koi health and medication, click here.