Where did Koi fish originate?


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Various ornamental fish of different colours and patterns in a pond.

Koi keeping took off in Japan when, in 1914, some breeders took samples of different varieties to an exhibition in Tokyo. People from all over Japan saw the “living jewels”. Over the next few decades, dozens of new varieties appeared. The next big leap in Koi keeping was the creation of plastic bags in the 1960s which meant that Koi could be shipped all over the world reliably and without high loss.

Today, Koi are bred worldwide, but most people agree that the best ones come from Japan’s Niigata Prefecture. Koi are some of the most sought-after ornamental fish in the world. You’ll find Koi hobbyists in nearly every country.

Stodels Fish and Pet Centres have a wide variety of quality Koi in various sizes to suit your needs. We also stock a variety of pond equipment as well as Astro pond pellets, one of the best Koi foods available.

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