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Industry Notice on KHV: The Threat from Israeli Koi

Posted by Ellen Kloubec on

Israeli Koi transmitted KHV! The dreaded Koi disease KHV is making news again! This time it has hit British Columbia, Canada. The disease was brought in with live Koi imported from Israel.  In response to this terrible situation the Canadian government has put a halt to ALL imports of Koi from Israel until further notice.  

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Koi coming from Israel have been a threat to the hobby for quite some time. It has long been known that Israeli Koi  are carriers of KHV. Could the USA be at risk from imported Koi from Israel???

You can rest assured that Kloubec Koi are KHV free. We do not have, never had, and will not import any Koi from Israel. Our extensive stock undergoes voluntary testing for KHV and SVC at least (2) times every year by a nationally recognized fish diagnostic laboratory. We have maintained a 100% virus-free status for years and expect to keep that spot-less record going well into the future. 

Five Easy Ways to Tell the Difference Between Shiro Bekko and Shiro Utsuri Koi

So, you have a black and white koi and you’re not sure if it is a Shiro Bekko or Shiro Utsuri. In this blog article I’ll explain five easy ways to tell the difference between these two popular koi varieties. Use the illustrations as a visual guide.1.Color - B&W or W&B? The Shiro Bekko (sheer-oh be-coh)is a [...]

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Buy and Hold Program

BIG NEWS!!  Beginning now thru April 1st we will hold any online Koi purchases over $399 in our new Koi Care Facility without a boarding fee! New Koi will be photographed and listed on the website weekly starting on January 1 st. Be sure to check often for new listings! Specifics: 1. Orders over $399 will still receive free shipping. 2. All orders must [...]

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The Koi Industry and Koi Hobby are in Jeopardy!

Believe it or not, the US government is considering the inclusion of our beloved Koi, (Cyprinus carpio) to its injurious species list. Being on the injurious species list would mean the movement of the species is strictly prohibited. The transportation of Koi across any state line would become illegal: a felony with penalties, both monetary and prison sentences being imposed. [...]

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What is a Pond Pack? What is a Bulk Pack? And How Do They Differ?

For years I’ve been helping koi enthusiasts find the perfect koi for their pond, or that special fish to add to a koi collection. I enjoy this, whether at koi shows or viewing koi in our online store. For some individuals, choosing the right koi can be an overwhelming task. Many times, the customer just can’t make up [...]

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Every Pond Needs a Shusui

Every Pond Needs a Shusui If you’re collecting all varieties of Koi then your pond needs the addition of a Shusui. As the original Doitsu variety of Koi, Shusui brings a touch of blue to your pond. Shusui (shū-swee) is a non-metallic light blue-gray koi with only Doitsu scales. The blue coloration is accented with Hi that appears below the lateral [...]

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Understanding the Bekko Variety

The Bekko is a non-metallic two colored koi. It will have a solid base color of white, red, or yellow. The second color is black. It will have Sumi (black) markings on the body. Bekko is a very simple appearing koi and one of the oldest varieties. This variety had fallen out of favor, but is steadily making a [...]

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Top 5 Places to Perform Skin Scrapes on a Koi Fish

The purpose of taking a skin scrape is to obtain a sample of mucus from koi’s cuticle, or slime coat, to analyze under a microscope. The mucus specimen is examined for significant parasitic existence and identification, and as a precursor to treatment. Parasites are always present in low numbers but when koi become stressed parasites will flourish, become [...]

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Top 10 Symptoms Suggesting Parasite Infestation on Koi:

1.)  Flashing and darting, or rubbing on pond edges. If koi fish are being bothered by parasites you will see them flash or dart about. Many times it appears as if they are trying to rid an irritant or shake something off of their back. Occasionally they will shake their head as if to dislodge something irritating their gills. 2.)  Loss [...]

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2014 Koi Show News

Congratulations to our friends and customers who entered their Kloubec Koi in the Midwest Pond & Koi Society’s 22 nd Annual Koi Show. The show was held at the Darien SportsPlex, near Chicago on July 11-13, 2014. THREE Major Trophies and seven First Place awards were received by hobbyists who entered their Kloubec Koi, as well as many ribbons. Ray and [...]

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