Our first day in Israel takes us to 3 farms in total. First on the list is a pre visit to Madan koi 's small koi facility. Upon arrival we are greeted with the usual mass of high quality fish.
Inside the facility the ponds are brimming with koi. This farm breed and grow all of there fish under one huge roof. Walking around the tanks you get to see the early stages of the production from egg to presorted and then finally graded and sized. Below is some early stage koi of mixed variety.
The scale of production is massive. In this huge building alone the farm is able to successfully grow and reproduce millions of different varieties of koi all year round.
The breeder is very eager to show us his koi he has produced. There are some really nice fish. Some of the kikusui and metallic varieties are amongst this batch plus many other colours they have.
Before we left the farm we had a short stroll around some of the ponds. As we walked upto one of the ponds we noticed a small rustle in the reed beds.
Sat in and amongst the reeds is a Nutria casually munching some of the vegetation.
Since the weather was dry and and the sight of the Nutria still fresh we spent about 20 minutes taking in some wildlife in and around the ponds.
After our visit here we then move on to our next farm. At this farm expectations are high. This is where they produce some of the very best Butterfly koi to be found anywhere in the world.
It didn't disappoint! The facility although relatively small in comparison to rival farms is a well organised and is very specialist in what they do. Almost all the koi here being produced will not be found at the same quality anywhere else in Israel.
Here are some of the many stunning varieties being produced which we have carefully hand selected.
With so many varieties on show the mix of butterfly we have selected are stunning and all have some tremendous long fins. There long pectorals and tail fin really are something to admire on these koi.
After a great morning selecting some stunning fish we then move on to the fancy Goldfish farm. Here we hope to see some Top class Orandas and perhaps various other strains.
This huge facility only produces Goldfish . The breeder has excellent stock of some very high quality examples. We cant wait to come back and do our selecting . This concludes what has been a great day all round. Tomorrow sees us at Hazorea koi farm where we will be selecting huge volumes of the best quality koi available.
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