As dedicated hobbyists, you strive to offer the best care for your fish. Genkikoi takes your concerns seriously and we proactively treat all our stock for parasites and bacteria with quarantines within KHV zones to ensure the healthiest disease-free koi. All live stock offered at Genkikoi are housed and maintained in a closed, controlled environment. This means independent quarantine systems with its own equipment to avoid cross contamination. Under our strict supervision and extensive quarantine protocols, you can be confident in receiving the healthiest fish possible upon arrival.
Upon receiving our Japanese koi shipment while still in their own boxes, fish are grouped by 1-4 breeders per QT system to minimize mixing. Once Koi bag water temperature is acclimated to tank water, koi are quickly moved into their QT tank. Lights are kept low in our low traffic environment to reduce stress throughout the unpacking process. Warm water and stable ph is maintained to boost immunity and strengthen their health throughout the entire quarantine period.
We have 4 independent quarantine systems (2000 gal x 3. 700 gal x 1) with splash guards in between to avoid splash and cross contamination. Each system has its own net, bowl, and heaters. Each system is incorporated with big filters to ensure good water quality and to accommodate a heavier load of Koi.
Koi are usually packed in a crowded box and shipped 30+hours from Japan to our facility. They arrive extremely stressed and immunity levels are greatly reduced. This is a critical time as they are now more susceptible to sickness and it's imperative that they get treated with proper medications to prevent illnesses. Our minimum QT period on all new arrivals is 4 weeks, longer when needed. Sanitization and proper hygienics is a requirement in our QT area.
The following medications are used in QT at Genkikoi:
We closely monitor behavior, food intake, and the overall appearance of each koi throughout the quarantine process to ensure safe transmission into our selling ponds. At this stage, koi from each breeder are randomly scraped and scoped at 400x magnification to make sure they are parasitic free. By this time, these fish have will have passed a strict quarantine treatment and acclimation procedure. You can be confident in receiving the healthiest fish possible upon arrival.
We encourage every hobbyist to have a 300+gal QT system with an established bio filter and heaters to quarantine your koi further upon arrival. It's recommended to keep and treat your new koi purchase for 2-4 weeks before introducing them to your established pond to reduce risk of disease transmission.
Float koi bag in a shaded area of the QT tank for 20 minutes to acclimate the Koi to the new water temperature. Cut the bag on the floated top side and gently move koi into its QT tank. Never put dirty bag water into the tank. Place your koi into the quarantine tank and observe carefully for 2-4 weeks. Monitor closely to see if they develop any problems.