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Our Koi Story

You know those above ground pools that you put in your yard for your kids to play in during the summer? 

 

That’s where Select Koi started. 

 

Except… it wasn’t in a yard. It was in Hunter’s garage. 

 

Today, Select Koi has grown past those pools, and graduated to 60,000 gallon concrete ponds in our own newly-constructed koi ranch.

 

We’ve worked hard to cultivate relationships with koi breeders so you don’t have to. When you work with Select Koi, you’re getting the best koi available from these breeders. We’re your connection to the breeders in this way.

 

Should you ever decide to go on a trip with us to Japan, you’d have the opportunity of visiting those farms! 

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Hunter with Maruhiro of Maruhiro Koi Farm

ABOUT SELECT KOI

Your Personal Koi Concierge.

We offer high-quality nishikigoi, all born, bred, and hand-selected in beautiful Niigata, Japan.

Alongside koi delivered directly to your door step, we deliver an excellent

client experience, unmatched within the industry.

Our goal is for each and every client to feel cared for and informed, so they can

reach the level of koi keeper they've been dreaming of. 

THE SELECT KOI MISSION

The Japanese koi we’ve come to know and love today originated in 19th century Japan, after rice farmers started finding carp that had developed beautiful patterns and vibrant colors. After centuries of breeding and culling, there are dozens of breeds and varieties, some more pined after than others. 

 

Select Koi aims to find those rare, high-quality koi. Searching through dozens of koi ponds at dozens of breeders’ farms in Japan, we look for the best of the best for our clients. Years of experience and hard work cultivating relationships with breeders has allowed us to achieve this vision.

COMMISSION SELECT KOI AS YOUR KOI ARTIST

Each koi is an original piece of art, and Select Koi is the artist that koi enthusiasts across America choose to commission for their dream koi pond. Finding someone’s perfect koi is similar to trying to find art that speaks to the client's soul, art that one connects with intellectually, visually, and emotionally. It takes time to find that koi and everyone’s perfect koi is different. 

 

Commissioning Select Koi to design your pond, from filtration to the breeds and varieties, is an experience in and of itself. Excellency in customer service is of the utmost importance. Our team gets to know you, your preferences, your goals, and we build from there.

Commission our team of expert-koi keepers to design your collection of koi. We'll make sure every koi lives in perfect aesthetic harmony, bringing your home serenity and joy.

A WIDE RANGE OF BREEDS, VARIETIES, AND FARMS

Our customers have a selection of both common and rare breeds and varieties in a wide range of ages and sizes!

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE &
OPEN COMMUNICATION

We prioritize communicating with our customers quickly and efficiently.

HAND-SELECTED KOI OF THE
HIGHEST QUALITY

We hand-select only the highest quality nishikigoi available for our customers.

KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF
COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS

All knowledge of koi and ponds our experienced team has is at each customers immediate disposal.

NEED TO KNOW

SHIPPING & SHIPMENT INVOICES

We ship using UPS Next-Day Air with delivery before 11:00 AM. We ship only on Wednesdays, and we will withhold Nijikawa food from your koi for a minimum of 4 days before shipment to ensure a safe environment during shipping. 

Because of the nature of shipping koi (weights can change the cost of shipping and we don't know until it ships), WE WILL SEND YOU AN INVOICE FOR THE SHIPPING COSTS THE DAY AFTER SHIPMENT (i.e. on that Thursday). 

IMPORTING

We generally receive the koi 3-4 weeks after our buying trips to Japan. All koi are imported directly through our broker and quarantined.

QUARANTINE

The process has been refined over the years. Quarantine is the best way to ensure that we are delivering the healthiest and happiest fish to you.  This process is 30 days long after receiving the koi from Japan. Each koi is separated by breeder and placed into those respective ponds.  No other breeders koi will be allowed to contaminate that pond.  The koi are fed and cared for while in quarantine.

TESTING & TREATMENT

Koi that are quarantined receive regular testing for KHV virus, sometimes more than once to ensure no false negatives.  Treatment for parasites are also done during this period.  This helps to maintain our commitment to delivering a quality controlled product.  This is also why our cost is a little higher than most.

THE SELECTKOI.COM TEAM

The future is bright for Select Koi. With our new Koi Ranch completed, a growing team, and plans for expansion, the team stays busy juggling sales, marketing, and taking care of clients. You can find Select Koi jetting off from our home base in Sevierville, Tennessee to cities anywhere from New Hampshire to Hawaii.

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HUNTER NIEMAN

PRESIDENT, KOI EXPERT

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS

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DAVE GUENETTE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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SAVANNAH SMITH

BRAND MANAGER, KOI EXPERT,

WEB DESIGN

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NIKHEL CHAND

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

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JENNA BEAR

GENERAL MANAGER

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HANNAH LESO

PHOTOGRAPHY,

VIDEOGRAPHY, SHIPPING

Achieve Your Dream Pond with SelectPonds.com 

Contact us today at (865)455-9002, direct message on social media, or shoot us an email at contact@selectkoi.com

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