Buy Live Koi & Goldfish - Pricing & Availability

Information to help you buy live Koi & Goldfish:

Mid spring thru summer we have Koi and Goldfish in display tanks at our facility in Richmond, IL. You are able to view the fish, and if you find one that you like, we will carefully net it out and package it up for you to take home. We put the fish in large plastic bags with oxygen, so they will be fine for multi-hour car rides. Ideally, you should bring a tub with you to put the bag in for the trip home. Rubbermaid tote tubs work great. The largest bags are about 2 feet long by 18 inches wide when full, and weigh up to 25 pounds. If you don’t have an appropriately sized tub, we can box up the bag for a small fee.

Below is an availability list that we typically update as things change during the season. You can email us at if you want to check on something before making the trip.  We would be happy to update you about the general selection, but we do not give details on specific fish in the mix, because that changes from day to day.  Also, the listed prices can change as selection changes:

Update. 5-10-24.  We brought up a nice selection of new Koi today.  Current water temperature is around 70F for Koi.  Please check back for updates, or follow us on Facebook.


Decorative Grade Koi

These Koi are just as healthy as their Butterfly and Premium Grade brothers and sisters with a nice variety of colors, but they generally do not conform to traditional Japanese varieties.

Item # Koi Size Availability Price
DG34 3-4” Decorative Koi Yes $8
DG46 4-6” Decorative Koi Yes $18
DG68 6-8” Decorative Koi Yes $34
DG810 8-10” Decorative Koi Yes $59
DG1012 10-12” Decorative Koi Yes $109
DG1214 12-14” Decorative Koi ?June? $149

Select Grade Koi

Select Grade Koi include the Butterfly Koi and brightly colored Standard Fin Koi. The Select Grade also sometimes include some of the recognizable Japanese varieties.

Item # Koi Size Availability Price
SG34 3-4” Select Grade Koi Yes $16
SG46 4-6” Select Grade Koi Yes $36
SG68 6-8” Select Grade Koi Yes $68
SG810 8-10” Select Grade Koi Yes $119
SG1012 10-12” Select Grade Koi Yes $219
SG1214 12-14” Butterfly Koi ?June? TBD

Premium Grade Koi

The Premium grade is made up of Butterfly Koi with long, graceful fins, and Standard Fin Koi with very bright colors, and recognizable Japanese color patterns and varieties including Sanke, Showa, Asagi, Kohaku, Ogon, Tancho and more.

Item # Koi Size Availability Price
PG46 4-6” Premium Koi Yes $59
PG68 6-8” Premium Koi Yes $118
PG810 8-10” Premium Koi ?June? $195
PG1012 10-12” Premium Koi ?June? $361
PG1214 12-14” Premium Koi ?June? TBD

Comet Goldfish

These are just your everyday Goldfish, but they go through the same strict quarantine and treatment procedure as our other Koi and Fancy Goldfish. Most Comets are orange, but some white, red and bronze colored specimens are sometimes mixed in.

Item # Size Availability Price
CG34 3-4” Comet Goldfish ?June? $2
CG46 4-6” Comet Goldfish Yes $5

Fancy Goldfish

Our Fancy Goldfish include Sarrassas, Shubunkins, Multi-color Fantails and the occasional more exotic varieties.  These fish are sorted by price, not size.  For example the $15 fish may have 6-8" Comets, 5-6" Shubinkins & Sarrassas, and 4-5" Fantails.

Item # Size Availability Price
FG34 3-6” Fancy Goldfish Yes $5
FG46 4-8” Fancy Goldfish Yes $15
FG6+ 5-10" Fancy Goldfish Yes $25