Monday, February 12, 2018

All Japan Koi Show 2018

Ushijima Nishikikoi was lucky enough to go to the All Japan Koi Show in Tokyo, Japan. The best of the best were on display and here are some images that we took.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Niigata Koi Trip 2017

Here is a video of the koi we purchased and brought back to our farm in Kaneohe.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ojiya Nogyosai 2017 Part 1

This years champion of the 2017 Ojiya Nogyosai was a stunning kohaku
bred by breeder Marudo. Take a look at part 1 of Ushijima Nishikigoi's
trip to the Koi show.<P>

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Marusho 2017

Like in past years the first farm that we visited was Marusho koi farm. Shosaku breeds kohaku, sanke and showa but also breads goromo, kin showa and kujyaku

We were fortunate to be able to get our Kohaku fix and picked up 16 nisai kohaku. We look forward to their arrival in Kaneohe.

Niigata 2017

Ushijima Nishikigoi has just returned from our annual koi buying trip to Niigata, Japan. The koi will be arriving in Kaneohe on 11/16 and remaining in quarantine. Can't wait. Here are a few images of our trip. Videos will be coming soon.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ryukin Tosai and Nisai

The one and two year old ryukins are growing fast. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Goldfish Breeding Update

Here is just a little update for the goldfish that we have read this summer. Here is a picture of the Japanese shubunkin babies.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Koi Breeding Season

Ushijima Nishikigoi has gotten off to a good start to breeding season.  After a small sanke and showa hatch, we were able to have a good sized kikusui breeding and a kohaku.  We look forward to trying a few more in the next few weeks when space becomes available.  Of course with breeding season come buckets and buckets of brine shrimp.   

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Breeding Season Cont.

Our second breed of goldfish, Shubunkin, has successfully bred last week. The fry are doing well and are about to move over to brine shrimp. Shubunkin have an almost blue color which makes them an attractive option for the pond or aquarium. The variety we bred are the Japanese version, which has a long fork like single tail.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Breeding Season

Summer is the time for breeding but sometimes your just can't tell the fish what to do. As the demand for goldfish rises, Ushijima Nishikigoi has started to breed more breeds of goldfish. Here is a picture of our breeding group of ryukin. Three days ago they dropped a ton of eggs and the fry are doing well.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

All Japan Show – 2017

Ushijima Nishikigoi will be heading to the All Japan Show this weekend. Photos and videos to follow. Last year we were not able to attend because of weather concerns. Looking forward to seeing the best koi in the world. Here is a video of our experience.

at the All Japan show.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

" Maker of Dreams"

Shintaro has one of, if not the best slogan of any Koi Farmer. The "Maker of Dreams" has some of the nicest kohaku, sanke and showas in Japan. He always seems busy due to the popularity of his koi. There were 5 or 6 guys there occupying him so we decided to come back. Turns out we didn't get a chance to come back. Maybe next year.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Niigata Shipment Has Finally Arrived

The Niigata shipment of koi finally arrived. They are at our Kaneohe farm doing well in quorintine.