Spring Buying Trip in Japan

Spring is right around the corner which means that it is time to buy Toasi in Japan! We will be buying and offering Koi from Japan. Below are some of the breeders that we will be bringing in;








If you are interested in purchasing, looking for a specific variety or looking for a specific breeder let us know and we will see what is available for you!

Yamazaki Yorijo
Suda Butterfly

NEW for Spring!

We proudly will be offering Koi from Yoshikigoi of Poland. World Renowned Doitsu Koi Breeder!

Yos Aben has created quite a few new varieties of Doisu Koi and has been breeding Koi in Europe for over 20 years. His name is synonymous with the most famous breeders from Japan. Aben started his first Koi dealership and farm under the name A&C Koi 26 years ago.

Yoshikigoi is the 4th largest koi farm in the world. It has more than 148 acres and more than 158,000,000 gallons of water volume. The farm produces more than 12 Million fry a year. Yoshikigoi prides itself on breeding unique varieties and inventing new koi types that are taking the koi world by surprise. Yoshikigoi continues to break koi show records having won over 400 awards with most of them won in the last 5 years.

The first picture (Showa) is what put Yoshikigoi on the map around the world! This made people around the world, including Japan, realize high- quality Koi can be produced outside of Japan.

The farm has been SVC and KHV certified free for over 10 years. For this year we will be bringing in Nisai and Sansai of various qualities and varieties.

Limited dealers to supply Yoshikigoi in the US market.

Below are some examples of their high quality Koi:


 Any inquiries or questions regarding Yoshikigoi feel free to email us at asilvano@yourpondfarm.com.

We will post all of the available Yoshikigoi that we have in stock on an upcoming blog!


Understanding Koi Varieties: Vol. 6

The last of the varieties:

Here are this weeks Koi varieties; these Koi also come in different hues and also Doitsu (Scaleless):

We also have included some varieties of Herinaga (butterfly) Koi.

Chagoi- Meaning tea-colored. This koi can range in color from pale olive-drab green or brown to copper or bronze and more recently, darker, subdued orange shades. Tends to be the most personable out of all the varieties.

Soragoi- Meaning a solid grey or silver color, combined with a subtle net pattern.

Ochiba Shigure- Meaning leaves on the water. This koi is a cross between Soragoi and Chagoi. The patterns resemble fall leaves floating on a pond.

Asagi-Meaning pale greenish-blue, spring onion color. This Koi is light blue above and usually red below.

Goshiki- Meaning five colors. This Koi is dark with red hi pattern (Kohaku) Hi pattern over reticulated (fishnet pattern) scales. The base color can range from nearly black to very pale, sky blue.

Shusui-  Meaning autumn green. This koi has no scales, except for a single line of large mirror scales dorsally, extending from head to tail. It is the scaleless version of the Asagi.

Aya Wakaba-Meaning colorful young leaf. This is a rare & beautiful variety. Some people call it Ki Shusui.


Nanashi- Meaning nameless samurai (swordsman). This koi is a newer variety.

Ginga- Meaning Milky Way, like stars in the galaxy. This Koi is a scaled version of a kikokuryu.

Kanoko- Meaning fawn- referring to the spots (red dot pattern) like a young deer has.

Kage- Meaning shadow; reticulated shadowing sumi (black dot pattern).

Hirenaga- Meaning long-fin or butterfly.


Understanding Koi Varieties: Vol. 5

Here are this weeks Koi varieties; these Koi also come in different hues and also Doitsu (Scaleless):


Volume 6 will be the last and upcoming blog post for the koi varieties! Dont miss!

Understanding Koi Varieties: Vol. 4

Here are this weeks Koi varieties; these Koi also come in different hues and also Doitsu (Scaleless):

Bekko Koi- means single solid color of white, red or yellow with circular black pattern

Shiro Bekko  (Shiro means white Koi)

Aka Bekko  (Aka means a red Koi)

Ki Bekko  (Ki means yellow Koi)

Utsuri means Reflection. This Koi has a wraparound black pattern.

Hi Utsuri (Hi means a red Koi)

Ki Utsuri (Ki means a yellow Koi)

Shiro Utsuri (Shiro means a white Koi)

Kujaku- (Peacock or 5 Colored Koi. The Beni (Metallic Hi pattern) comes in copper, orange and red with the under laying pattern (Matsuba) being a net pattern. The under laying pattern tends to give off a green, grey, blue, purple, or black hue)

Understanding Koi Varieties: Vol. 3

These will be metallic two and three colored Koi in scaled and Doisu (scaleless) types. Also remember that they come in different colored hues:

Metallic Varieties of Utsuri

Metallic Varieties of Showa

Varieties of Yamato Nishiki

Ogon Varieties of Hariwake

Varieties of Kikusui

Varieties of Kikokuryu

Next Week More Varieties!

Understanding Koi Varieties: Vol. 2

This weeks Koi variety is called Ogon which means a solid one color metallic Koi. They come in the following:

Yamabuki, Orenji, Purachina, Nezu, Mukashi,and Matsuba

All of these types can come in different hues of color (lighter or darker) . These also come in Gin Rin (diamond scaled) and also in Doisu (scaleless or leather skinned) . The Doisu version of Matsuba will have a scaled pattern of scales running down the back of the Koi. This scaled pattern is referred to as a ladder.

Yamabuki (Yellow)                            Mukashi (Dark Gold/Bronze/Silver)

Orenji (Orange)                                   Nezu (Silver Grey)

Purachina (Platinum)                       Matsuba Ogon (Net patterned)

Below are the pictures of these varieties:

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Other varieties in Metallic- Scaled and Doitsu:

Yamatonishiki                                        Kin Showa

Hariwake                                                  Kin Utsuri’s




Understanding Koi Varieties: Vol. 1

We have had many requests for a blog dedicated to explaining the different varieties of Koi. We thought that it would be a great idea to familiarize our customers so that they are most educated on selecting the Koi that will be perfect match for their ponds and in return educating their customers.

The top three varieties in Japan are referred to as the “Go-Sanke”(also known as Kohaku, Sanke, and Showa). These are the most popular varieties in Japan and around the world. Not to mention these Koi are the most produced variety in Japan! Kohaku is also known as the King of all Koi.

These Koi come in varieties known as Doisu (Scaleless) and Ginrin (Diamond Scaled).


Kohaku- The King of Koi

Kohaku have white (Shiroji) based bodies with red (Amber) patterns -referred to as Hi:

Below are pictures of some examples of different styles:

Tancho Kohaku (Red circle patch on head)

Inazuma Kohaku (Lightning bolt pattern)

Two Step: Two patches of red pattern

Three Step: Three patches of red pattern

Sanke “Taisho Sanshoku”

Sanke have white (Shiroji) based bodies with red pattern (Hi) and black spotted patterns:

Below are pictures of some examples of different styles:

Tancho Sanke: Red (Hi) circle patch on head with black (Sumi) pattern

Doitsu Sanke: Scaleless (leather skinned)

Inazuma Sanke : Red (Hi) Lightning bolt pattern

Ginrin 5-Step: Diamond scaled with five plates of red (Hi) pattern

Showa “Showa Sanshoku”

Showa have white (Shiroji) based bodies with a black wrapped pattern (Maki Sumi) along with a red pattern (Hi):

Below are pictures of some examples of different styles:

Hi -Mostly Red (Hi); Little White (Shiroji)

Kindai -(Modern) Have more white base (Shiroji) then the red (Hi) and black (Maki Sumi) pattern

Tancho Mark- (Red circle pattern on head) and a black wrapped pattern (Maki Sumi)

Kin- Metallic

Doitsu- Scaleless (leather skinned)

Gin Rin- Diamond scaled

If you snooze, you’re gonna lose….


If you snooze you’re gonna lose out on your chance to secure a date for your exclusive Koi Day event! Call your sales representative today to secure a date while there are still spaces left!

Last of the Pictures from Fall Harvest:

Here are some new pictures for you to take a look at:



Upcoming Events:

In the upcoming weeks we will be posting pictures of selecting brood stock for 2017 Spring Spawning Season!

Fall Harvest at our farm is complete!

Well, our fall harvest is finally over! Our farm is 80 acres. We have 15- 1/2 acre ponds and 5- 1 acre ponds  for grow outs, not including 4 brood stock ponds. Above are a few pictures of the ponds. Coming this Spring we will be installing five more ponds!

As for the buildings with holding tanks we have 4- 10,000 gallon tanks and 32- 500 gallon tanks each. Totaling 56,000 gallons of water!

We have over thirty varieties of Koi in brood stock both straight finned and Hirenaga (butterflies). We spawn 15 females each Spring and we rotate varieties each breeding season.  We do not breed every variety each year other then Hirenaga (butterflies) due to high demand.

Here are the varieties available this coming season:

Doitsu Sanke                             HeiSei Nisei                       Yamato Nishiki

Doitsu Kohaku                          BeniGoi                               Doitsu Yamabuki

Doitsu Shiro Bekko                 Yamabuki Ogon                Kikusi

Hi Utsuri                                    Matsuba                               Tancho Kohaku

Shiro Utsuri                              Shusui                                   Tancho Sanke

Hariwake                                   KarashiGoi                           Tancho Showa

Doitsu Hariwake                    Goshiki                                   Tancho Goshiki


Hirenaga (Butterflies)

Karasugoi                        Goshiki

Shusui                              Kohaku

Ogons                               Yamatonihiki



As for culling this fall, we had a lot of culling to do as you can see from all of the pictures! It is quite a lot of work. We cull the Koi into three grades:

A- High Quality (Show)

B- Select Quality

C- Standard Quality

Grade A Koi are grown out for five years. Each year they are brought into the building to be looked at, deparasited and culled. Then bottom quality are released for sale in the Spring.

Grade B & C are sold each Spring graded for size.

The pictures above are some of the Koi that we culled. They range in size and are also graded of (A, B &C) quality.