Sunland Water Gardens: Koi Classifications

A great article from Randy at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery

A great article from

Randy at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery

We at Sunland Water Gardens have had a wonderful relationship with Blue Ridge for about 20 years. They provide some of the best domestically raised Koi and Goldfish in the United States. Since much of their stock comes directly from Japan they have a great quality Koi
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How do you determine the value of a Koi?

How do you determine the value of a Koi?

I get this question almost daily. Why is that 8” Koi worth $40 and that 8” Koi over there $500? It is difficult to sum up what makes a koi valuable, but the best place to start is the koi show judging standards as these will dictate what the rest of us pay for koi. Koi shows are not unlike dog or horse shows. It's a competition were
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Koi Classifications, colors and terms

Koi Classifications, colors and terms

There are so many beautiful Koi to choose from but did you know that just like dogs or cats they are divided into breeds and varieties?? Koi is a short variation for the Japanese word Nishikigoi, which literally means "brocaded carp" [clear]

Color and pattern variations of Koi are endless

The color and pattern variations of Koi are endless, but breeders and collectors have identified a number of specific categories. This is a just a few of the
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