2021 Koi Pre-Order Program



Annual Koi Release Sale

This year we are releasing all of the koi December 6th, 2021 for anyone to purchase online only. Included in the release, each koi will have a photo and a high definition video. Also each listing will have the breeder, length, sex, and price. We do not have a public showroom.

Shipping Koi

If you are purchasing koi and are not available to pick up after March 1st, 2022, we are able to ship anywhere in the United States via UPS Next Day Air. In addition to the cost of the koi, there is a shipping charge. (free shipping on orders more than $750 do not apply to koi)

Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-Order Koi

I missed the pre-order cutoff date. Can I still pre-order?

Unfortunately, once our pre-order window is closed, we are unable to take additional requests.

On Friday, December 3rd at 5 pm PST all the available koi will be public on our website. Then on Monday, December 6th at 12 pm PST all the koi will have an “Add to Cart” button where you can purchase the koi online.

Please sign up for our newsletter on our website so that you receive our email alerts for when the koi will be available this December and also for next year’s pre-order program.

The newsletter signup is at the bottom of every webpage.

Is my pre-order refundable if I don't like the koi that you found for me?

Yes, it is 100% refundable. If you pre-order a high-end koi that is over the price of $1,500, we will personally contact you while we are buying koi in Japan and confirm that you would like to purchase the koi before we import it from Japan.

What if I pre-ordered 5 koi and I only like 3 of them that you chose?

We can apply your original $500 pre-order to the 3 koi that you would like and then you can pay the balance of the total order.

Koi Buying

When can I buy koi online?

All koi buying in recent years is done online.

On December 3rd, 2021 at 5 pm PST, all the available koi will be posted online for viewing only. This allows our customers to browse through our inventory and bookmark the koi they are wanting to purchase.

On December 6th, 2021 at 12 pm PST, all koi will be available for purchase through our website. Each koi will have an “Add to Cart” button.

Can I come into your koi showroom and pick out my koi from your holding tanks?

No. We do not have a public showroom. Instead, we take high-quality videos and photographs of each koi so that you can purchase the koi with confidence from your own home.

Why do I have to wait until March 1st, 2022 to receive my koi?

Since 2018, we have started a 4-month quarantine process for koi. Please watch this video for further explanation.

Koi Pickup/Shipping

When can I pick up my koi from your Rocklin, CA location?

As March 1st, 2022 approaches, we will be contacting you to schedule a pickup day and time.

Koi pickups are done by appointment only. Unscheduled pickups may not be able to be accommodated.

If you are not ready to receive your koi, please see the section below.

I don't live near your facility. How will you ship koi to me?

We can ship koi directly to you through UPS Next Day Air. There is an additional shipping charge per koi shipment that can range from $75 – $200. Depending on the size of your koi, we can ship 3-6 koi per box.

Currently, we can only ship koi to the contiguous 48 United States.

We can ship koi to Hawaii but the shipment has to go directly to Honolulu. You would then have to pick the shipment up there. This is because of the live animal importation policies.

How much does shipping cost?

We ship koi using UPS Next Day Air.

Since we are shipping from California, you can estimate the cost of shipping based on the region that you live.

Shipping to:

West Coast (PST Zone): about $75 – $100 per box

Mountain (MST Zone): about $100 – $150 per box

Central (CST Zone): about $125 – $175 per box

East Coast (EST Zone): about $150 – $200 per box

Depending on the size of your Koi, we can ship 3-6 Koi per box.

My pond is not ready to receive koi. Can you delay shipping?

Your koi is available for pickup or shipment after the quarantine process ends on March 1st, 2022. If you cannot pick up or accept shipment by May 1st, 2022, you koi will go back up for sale for anyone to purchase and you will receive a full refund.


Two Ways to pre-order

I want a koi like this

Browse Koi that we sold in the past. We have made the last 3 years of Koi available to view so that you can choose “I want a Koi like this one”

Browse Previously Sold Koi

I want something special

Tell us what type, size and price range you are wanting and we will do our best

Fill Out Koi Pre-Order form

Important Dates

September 17, 2021

Accepting Pre-Orders

Please visit our Koi page where you can browse through all of our previously sold koi and select the button “I want a koi like this.”

October 8, 2021

Pre-Orders Closed

No more pre-orders will be accepted after 5 pm PST.

October 15, 2021

Buying Koi in Japan

We start going through our pre-orders and make arrangements to have our broker visit the various breeders where they will have the most selection for our customers.

October 29, 2021

Finish Buying Koi In Japan

Our broker finishes buying koi and confirms our selections with us.

November 4, 2021

Koi Arrive In California

We drive 2 hours to the San Francisco airport to pick up all the koi that were overnighted from Japan. The 4 month quarantine process begins.

November 29, 2021

Pre-Order Koi Viewing Starts

If you paid a deposit on any koi, you will receive an email by 8 am PST to view a high-quality video of the koi that our broker hand-selected for you from Japan.

December 3, 2021

Pre-Order Koi Viewing Ends

Customers that pre-ordered koi will have 5 days to decide whether they want the koi that our broker hand-selected for them. The deadline to choose is 4 pm PST. If the customer is not satisfied with our selection, a full refund of the deposit will be issued. If they are happy with our selection, then we require full payment for the price of each koi at this time. We will board the koi during the quarantine process in a temperature-controlled pond until March 1st, 2022.

December 3, 2021

All Koi Pre-Released Online

At exactly 5 pm PST, all available koi will be viewable through our website. Each koi page will indicate breeder, color, size, sex, and price along with a high definition video and photo.

December 6, 2021

All Koi Available for Purchase

At exactly noon PST, all koi will be available for anyone to purchase through our website. After your purchase, we will continue to board the koi during the quarantine process in a temperature controlled pond until March 1st, 2022.

March 1, 2022

Koi are Ready to Ship or Available for Local Pickup

After our extensive quarantine process, koi are ready to go to their new homes. A scheduled appointment is required.