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    yep i cant fault them 10 ot of 10 always quick to reply to emails and the fish have all been top quality. in my latest batch got two shusui's both have full zippers and good colour to them looking forward to seeing them grow. i would like some more but the pond is full it would be wrong to add more. bit of journey but im defo having a day out once were allowed.

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    Thanks mate - I really appreciate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuffyrat View Post
    Aurora Koi, bud fantastic service and quality, got my next addition arriving tomorrow, think this is about my tenth purchase from them since November, they kept them for me till I had grow on set up, and absolutely made up with all the fish, and great stock of useful koi related items too dealers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Thanks mate - I really appreciate that.

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    No worries bud it's the truth dealers ?

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    Thanks Gmac

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    Quote Originally Posted by g mac View Post
    Same as Stuffyrat, happy to recommend Gaz and Aurora. I've had a fair few fish, products and food. All good, great prices and quick delivery.
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

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    Cheers Frim - appreciated as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Second that, Gaz at Aurora is a good bloke and always gives information when required.

    That reminds me, thanks Gaz my order arrived earlier today
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    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Cheers pal.

    Gaz

    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    I've used , in no particular order, Queni koi, Aurora Koi, kitsu koi, Cuttlebrook koi Farm, Coastal Koi, Koi water Garden, koi logic and Koi Zone.

    I've also spent a good deal of time browsing on exclusively koi via eBay and also Gatwick koi, but never actually ordered... Yet.

    I'd say all of the above have been great, Aurora in particular as Gaz will go the extra mile to ensure you get what you need for a good price and quickly.

    The quality of fish from Cuttlebrook exceeded my expectations. I was thinking, they are British bred so probably won't be great, but the 2 sankes I got from them are stunners, one in particular would probably do alright in a competition, were it not for the koi pox.

    The only negative experience I've had was from Kitsu. I'd ordered a stunning kin Matsuba from them. Waited and waited and waited. Finally chased them up and they told me the fish had already been sold. I was p'd off, one for losing out on such a great fish and secondly as I had to chase them up and they weren't that apologetic. But I suspect it was just becaus ethey were super busy and slow to mark stuff as sold on the website.

    I'd also be wary about Koi Logic's website saying they have something in stock. Their website is usually (and has been for a few years) totally inaccurate in terms of saying they have something in stock when they don't. They are local to me so I now call them first to check they have what I want, to save me a wasted journey.

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    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Many thanks Spongebob

    Much appreciated.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    I think ive bought from everybody . Ive always found the quality excellent from Kev at Exclusively, Park farm fisheries the same. Gaz at Aurora has some lovely fish and always goes the extra mile, highly recommended. Warwickshire Koi is relatively new but looks a superb outfit, and Richard like Gaz understands customer service.
    I think my favorite day out is the Oaks Koi farm, nr Kirkham, Preston. Paul will look after you (and like Gaz the kettle goes on!) and his site is just amazing, he's been finishing his website for years, so its hard to see what he's got, but its like an Aladdin's cave of polytunnels and very large tanks full of Koi in a beautiful location. Just be aware there's a guard dog who may lick you to death. Ive got 2 more to collect at the beginning of May, counting down the days .
    I heard an interesting stat the other day cant remember where, but its something like a very small percentage of sales in the UK relating to ponds are at the higher end with 'proper' dealers like 2% or something, its a massive growing market that's booming. Come on Gaz, time for that smallholding/stroke Koi farm, escape the real world!
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    Thanks and lol Colin

    See you again soon.

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    Gaz

    Quote Originally Posted by Goonerharwood View Post
    From what Iím lead to believe the problem with mixing Israeli & Japanese Koi is to do with KHV virus . Israeli Koi are inoculated against KHV which is fine but they can still be a carrier and pass it it on to your Japanese Koi , but Iím no expert. Iíll also put my foot forward for Aurora Koi had some lovely fish off Gaz plus other supplyís Top Bloke , Top service but be aware of Norton he bites lol

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    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    Hi all,

    I have only just seen this thread and am humbled by some of the comments I have read.

    Aurora Koi is my business and whilst certainly not the size of some of the others mentioned, swimming in the same ‘compliment pool’ as them is really pleasing to read.

    Whilst my business is small and continuing to grow, Norton (my stepson) and I continue to place the customer first and live by how we started:

    Go the extra mile - it’s not a crowded space
    An echoing til demonstrates true customer satisfaction

    We stock solely Japanese Koi (all from one importer) which are usually Tosai and Nisai and can access a wide range of products - most of which are not on the website due to time and maintenance. If anyone ever needs anything we are rarely beaten after understanding the requirements and strive to leave every customer with a positive experience. We never force sell and will always offer our honest opinion (even if that means getting a product from elsewhere).

    For you those who have not contacted us as yet, we would be delighted to hear from you and receive your feedback.

    Cheers

    Gaz
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Hi all,

    I have only just seen this thread and am humbled by some of the comments I have read.

    Aurora Koi is my business and whilst certainly not the size of some of the others mentioned, swimming in the same ‘compliment pool’ as them is really pleasing to read.

    Whilst my business is small and continuing to grow, Norton (my stepson) and I continue to place the customer first and live by how we started:

    Go the extra mile - it’s not a crowded space
    An echoing til demonstrates true customer satisfaction

    We stock solely Japanese Koi (all from one importer) which are usually Tosai and Nisai and can access a wide range of products - most of which are not on the website due to time and maintenance. If anyone ever needs anything we are rarely beaten after understanding the requirements and strive to leave every customer with a positive experience. We never force sell and will always offer our honest opinion (even if that means getting a product from elsewhere).

    For you those who have not contacted us as yet, we would be delighted to hear from you and receive your feedback.

    Cheers

    Gaz
    hi gaz i have emailed you, cheers mate, mark

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    Has the type of dealer I'm hoping for, the one who grows-and-raises the value before selling, emerged yet?
    Shouldn't those who just buy and sell be called just importers or brokers in the future? ( ,,`・ ωī・)ンンン?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki Atsumi View Post
    Can I throw in another tangent here? In my mind, a good dealer is generally a good dealer who is also good at developing and finishing. RYUKI NARITA is at the top of his game. I know many of the pioneers who are the top dealers in your country and I respect them for introducing KOI, but I have never seen them or the next generation of dealers who are now trying, let alone achieving what I think they are capable of. I have never seen any of them, or the current generation, attempt to do so. (・д・ ` ) (・д・ ` )
    Does anyone here know much about football?
    For the essentially excellent KOI dealers
    https://www.sportskeeda.com/slidesho...s-in-the-world
    This is the kind of role I want them to play.
    The achievements of Narita-san's son, who is active now, are too numerous to mention.


    On the other hand, the famous KOI dealers in your country in the past have only played the role of glib agents.
    And they negotiate with Chinese leagues or Gulf or something in that direction...ヽ(;′△`)ノ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki Atsumi View Post
    Does anyone here know much about football?
    For the essentially excellent KOI dealers
    https://www.sportskeeda.com/slidesho...s-in-the-world
    This is the kind of role I want them to play.
    The achievements of Narita-san's son, who is active now, are too numerous to mention.


    On the other hand, the famous KOI dealers in your country in the past have only played the role of glib agents.
    And they negotiate with Chinese leagues or Gulf or something in that direction...ヽ(;′△`)ノ
    Yawn, yawn, yawn. and Barcelona have the best academy Dealers here cant grow Koi on of course as its freezing and they feed them all wrong.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki Atsumi View Post
    Has the type of dealer I'm hoping for, the one who grows-and-raises the value before selling, emerged yet?
    Shouldn't those who just buy and sell be called just importers or brokers in the future? ( ,,`・ ωī・)ンンン?
    There is dealers who do this. Queni Koi get tosai and grow them on all summer, selling them at a high price to begin with and including the growing on fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    There is dealers who do this. Queni Koi get tosai and grow them on all summer, selling them at a high price to begin with and including the growing on fee.
    Yes, it is true that the name Queni KOI is often heard these days.
    Hopefully they will improve their rearing techniques and in the future they will be able to raise and sell not only TOSAI, but also 2SAI, 3SAI and above, as well as the Grand Champion KOI!

    As many of you may already know but...
    This is the scene in Narita KOI farm and shop.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR44KGvoIZ4

    Looks like this one is trying to do better by keeping the 2SAI in the growing season!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fogw1VhV4jY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki Atsumi View Post
    Yes, it is true that the name Queni KOI is often heard these days.
    Hopefully they will improve their rearing techniques and in the future they will be able to raise and sell not only TOSAI, but also 2SAI, 3SAI and above, as well as the Grand Champion KOI!

    As many of you may already know but...
    This is the scene in Narita KOI farm and shop.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR44KGvoIZ4

    Looks like this one is trying to do better by keeping the 2SAI in the growing season!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fogw1VhV4jY

    They already sell 2sai and 3sai I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    They already sell 2sai and 3sai I believe.
    If that's the case.
    Your KOI society is going in a pretty good direction.ファイト───ヽ(。・∀・。)ノ───!!




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    We`re quite lucky , here in the North West to have some really good dealers .

    Love aquatics , based near Blackpool has already been mentioned a few times , and they get my vote too . Really good value for money Israeli koi and excellent customer service .

    Another excellent dealer of Israeli koi is Cascade Koi in Bury . Had a visit on Friday , and was really impressed with the choice and quality of the fish . The staff left me to browse , which I quite like , and the quality of the water in the vats was absolutely superb . Slightly more expensive than Love Aquatics , but the fish were of a higher quality .

    On the Japanese front we have my local , Holmeswood Koi near Ormskirk . . Well worth a visit and have some quality fish and very helpful and knowlegable staff . Also , there`re developing a really nice garden centre section full of Japanese maples , Bonsai , cloud trees , as well as pond plants . Definitely worth a look .

    Just down the road we have another Japanese dealer in The Oaks koi farm in Kirkam , nr Blackpool . Run by a really nice chap called Paul , who cant do enough for you . I bought my Draco Drum through him , and found him really helpful . Good quality fish , too , in all sizes .

    We also have Quality Nishkigoi in Warrington , run by Tim Waddington , who does the YouTube videos . Never been , but fish seem to be reasonably priced , so I hope to have look soon .

    Ive also bought from Adam Byer , a really nice guy . Also really impressed with how the business has grown over the last few years . Bit far for me to visit , but hope to get there one day .
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    Can't believe know one has mentioned ken at koi collection , top man! ..

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    Anyone tried Holmeswood Koi up here in darkest Lancashire?

    Not a super-duper flashy place, a bit old school, but a great selection of quality Japanese fish. Always been helpful and Barry always like a natter when time allows.
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