The Koi Fish (Cyprinus Rubrofuscus)
Koi is Japanese for "carp". Modern-day koi were selectively bred over centuries to add color and interest around water features. Koi can be either solid or patterned and come in many different colors.
Koi are tough fish and easy to keep. A pond should be at least three feet deep for them. They can eat anything, from peas to watermelon to fish food bought at a pet shop.
Although Koi can live for a very long time, their color makes them vulnerable to predators. Make sure your pond is deep in the middle to keep them safe. Provide rocks ledges overhanging so they can hide.
How To Buy Koi
Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hour's drive from Buffalo and Rochester. The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet have seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk-in customers. Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your fish for easy, safe, and stress-free transport.
We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to hold your bagged fish. Truck delivery of trout, game fish, and forage is available in the WNY area when orders meet our delivery minimums. We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish.
Unfortunately, we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses. All of our fish are 2024 NY DEC certified disease-free and have been for more than 10 years.