Kodama Koi Farm will not release any new shipments of koi until after an intensive quarantine and the virus test has been completed.
When we import koi directly from breeders, our buyer’s team carefully examines koi before we purchase them. Not only do we treat the koi with adequate and proper medications, using caring hands to scrape and microscope for any possible health conditions, we have also instituted the following additional quarantine procedures:
- Every new shipment is quarantined in an isolated, access-restricted greenhouse on the farm for a minimum of 30 days.
- The pond water is kept warm at around 72 degrees F. We purposefully create surroundings where bacteria, parasites, fungus and even viruses can break out.During this period, they will also be kept with KHV-free koi. These koi will beused much in the same way as canaries were used in the old coal mines – if thereare any problems in the shipment, the koi will catch it right away.
- After the quarantine, whether or not the koi becomes sick, we send them to the laboratory to make sure they do not have any undetected or invisible diseases.
No koi will be sold from this shipment until we have a clean bill of health confirmed by the laboratory.
Read all the details of our koi care and quarantining.