Koi Ichi Ban
In 1999 we were appointed distributor for Koi Ichi Ban/Koi &
Goldfishfarm S.A. Japan.
Koi Ichi Ban was formed in the late 80's by the world renowned
Michel Capot and is now known as the largest exporter into
mainland Europe of quality Japanese Koi.
Aquatic Trade Associations (OATA) recommendation for imported
koi, which has been supported by scientific study, is a minimum
of 14 days isolation period at a temperature of 22 degrees
Although we were certain that stock originating from our
Japanese breeders was disease/virus free, we took the decision
in 2000 to build a fish house on our West country farm, specifically
to carry out the OATA recommendation on all koi imported by
us and offered for sale through our own ponds.
Our source and quality of Japanese koi is unsurpassed with
stock being packed for transit by the breeders themselves.
Under no circumstances are the fish mixed with stock from
other sources, so our isolation process is truly a “belt
and braces” exercise. We have never seen SVC or KHV
in any of the stock we have imported, but be assured this
will not dissuade us from continuing with the OATA recommendation.