Q: Are Israeli Koi different to Japanese Koi and if so how?
A: The quality of Israeli koi has improved greatly in the past decade, with farms investing massively in new brood stock from Japan to improve new varieties, as well as their own broodstock. The body shape & colour of many of the varieties is now not differentiable from Japanese koi. Choice isn’t a strong point from many Japanese dealers’ points of view, who mainly deal with Kohaku, Sanke & Showa. Israeli farms offer a wealth of varieties not usually offered from Japan and we believe that today many varieties outclass those found in Japan (if one can find them at all there). It is also worth remembering that the best Japanese Koi stay in Japan or are sold in the rapidly growing Chinese market, while the best Israeli Koi are exported.
Q: Can I be sure Hazorea Koi are absolutely disease free?
A: You can be sure that when a Hazorea Koi leaves our facility it is neither diseased, nor is it a carrier of any kind of disease.
Q: Can I mix Hazorea Koi with Koi I have in my pond that I bought from other sources?
A: Yes. Hazorea Koi can be mixed with Koi from any Japanese (or other) breeder, provided you take the usual precautions that you should take when adding any new Koi to your pond.
Q: Are Biosecure Koi more susceptible to disease or parasites?
A: Biosecure Koi are less susceptible to disease and parasites as they have been grown in systems where they have already been exposed to many common pathogens and have developed a relatively strong immune system.
Q: Are Biosecure Koi adaptable to human presence and hand feeding?
A: Biosecure Koi are grown all their lives in heavily stocked systems where they are constantly handled and hand fed, so they are more used to human presence, less shy and easier to handle.
Q: Can Israeli Koi, grown in warm water, withstand cold winter temperatures?
A: Yes. Hazorea Biosecure Koi have been sold successfully for many years in Canada, Scandinavia and other countries where ponds freeze over in winter. Koi Carp can withstand cold temperatures wherever they were born and raised, provided they are given time to acclimate. Hazorea Biosecure Koi are no different and need a period of a few weeks to adjust to cold (under 10ºC/50ºF) temperatures. So if you bought your Koi in summer they should have no problem adjusting to the changing seasons.
Q: Do you supply other varieties of fish and if so how do you maintain your Biosecurity when supplying fish from different sources to the same customer?
A: Yes, we supply Koi and Goldfish from our farm and they are spawned, grown and packed completely separately.