Your personal koi concierge.
We offer high-quality nishikigoi, all born, bred, and hand-selected in beautiful Niigata, Japan. Alongside koi directly to your door step, we deliver excellent customer service unmatched within the industry. Our goal is for each and every customer to feel cared for and informed, so they can reach the level of koi keeper they've been dreaming of.
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, just down the road from that same garage.
We’ve work 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 connecting you to the breeders in that way. Should you ever decide to go on a trip with us to Japan, you’d have the opportunity of visiting those farms!
Hunter with Maruhiro of Maruhiro Koi Farm
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 one’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 &
We prioritize communicating with our customers quickly and efficiently.
HAND-SELECTED KOI OF THE
We hand-select only the highest quality nishikigoi available for our customers.
COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
All knowledge of koi and ponds our experienced team has is at each customers immediate disposal.
NEED TO KNOW
We generally receive the koi 3-4 weeks after our buying trips to Japan. All koi are imported directly through our broker and quarantined.
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 a new building currently under construction, 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 homebase in Seymour, Tennessee to cities anywhere from New Jersey to California.
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