If you are visiting now...
We encourage you to visit us with your friends, your spouse, children or grand children and let everyone participate in selecting your fish from our outdoor pond pens. Its fun!
What to expect:
We sell all grades of koi, and strive to have great variety in stock at all times. Let me introduce myself and explain a little about my philosophy. My name is Yana DeMyer; probably better known as "The Koi Lady".
....I was born in Japan. Growing up there and in other Asian countries (my dad worked for the American Embassy), for as long as I can remember ,there were always koi around. In one house that we lived in, there was a koi pond right in the living room! So I have always loved koi and have spent many hours learning how to take care of them.
Owning koi is called "Koi Keeping", and it is a growing hobby in America. There are very good reasons for this. Koi are beautiful to look at, and they are relaxing to watch. Once you get a few water quality parameters down, they are low maintenance, and they are very responsive pets. Who knew a fish could recognize you? Who knew a fish could grow so BIG and FRIENDLY? That you can hand-feed and pet it?
Are koi expensive?
Most of our fish are beautiful, relaxing, responsive, and most definitely affordable. These are referred to as "Decorative" or "Pond" grade fish. However, some of our fish are very high grade and people wonder why they are so expensive. Why are those koi worth more? Well, you can get puppies at the shelter at a "budget" price, and they make wonderful companions and great pets. You can also buy purebred dogs from a breeder, and they will bring top dollar. They have certain qualities that you are looking for, and you could take them to a dog show and compete. Those that win are worth a lot! Its the same with koi. The higher grade fish that I sell are fish that are hand picked, individually, directly from breeder's facilities. I strive to stock fish that will develop into BIG, impressive fish with great conformation and coloration.
Please call ahead of time to discuss what you are hoping to find, so we can be ready for you! Also, during the Summer, our pens are located outdoors! We can't show the fish properly if the weather is bad, so keep an eye on the forecast as well. In the Summer, the best time to come is a sunny day between the hours of 11AM-3PM.
If you see a fish you like in our photos or videos, please tell me ahead of time so I can capture it for you to look at closely.
Thank you and I Hope to see you soon!