Buy Live Koi and Goldfish

Information to help you buy live Koi & Goldfish:

Buy Live Koi and Goldfish

April thru September 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 20 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 weekly during the season. You can email us at if you want to check on something before making the trip:

Update. 1-15-15. 2015 prices have just been posted.  Hope to have fish available early April.  Will update when winter lets up. 

Decorative Grade Koi

These Koi are just as healthy as their select and premium grade brothers and sisters, but they just didn’t make the cut! You will still find nice looking fish in this grade, but their colors may not be as bright.

Item # Koi Size Availability Price
DG46 4-6” Decorative Koi Spring 2015 $9.00 ea.
DG68 6-8” Decorative Koi Spring 2015 $19.00 ea.
DG810 8-10” Decorative Koi Spring 2015 $39.00 ea.
DG1012 10-12” Decorative Koi Spring 2015 $59.00 ea.
DG1214 12-14” Decorative Koi Spring 2015 $79.00 ea.

Select Grade Koi

This grade has both Butterfly and Standard Fin Koi with bright colors, sharp patterns and good body shape. There are some metallic Koi mixed in, as well as some of the basic Japanese varieties.

Item # Koi Size Availability Price
SG46 4-6” Select Koi Spring 2015 $19.00 ea.
SDG68 6-8” Select Koi Spring 2015 $39.00 ea.
SG810 8-10” Select Koi Spring 2015 $64.00 ea.
SG1012 10-12” Select Koi Spring 2015 $99.00 ea.
SG1214 12-14” Select Koi Spring 2015 $149.00 ea.

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 many with 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 Spring 2015 $34.00 ea.
PG68 6-8” Premium Koi Spring 2015 $54.00 ea.
PG810 8-10” Premium Koi Spring 2015 $89.00 ea.
PG1012 10-12” Premium Koi Spring 2015 $159.00 ea.
PG1214 12-14” Premium Koi Spring 2015 $239.00 ea.

Common Goldfish

Although this grade of Goldfish is not the fanciest, they go through the same strict quarantine and treatment procedure as our other Koi and Goldfish. Most Commons are orange, but some white, red and bronze colored specimens are mixed in.

Item # Size Availability Price
CG35 3-5” Common Goldfish Spring 2015 $2.00 ea.
CG57 5-7” Common Goldfish Spring 2015 $7.00 ea.
CG7+ 7”+ Common Goldfish Spring 2015 $17.00 ea.

Fancy Goldfish

Our Fancy Goldfish include Sarrassa Commons, Shubunkins, Multi-color Fantails and the occasional Wakins.

Item # Size Availability Price
FG35 3-5” Fancy Goldfish Spring 2015 $6.00 ea.
FG57 5-7” Fancy Goldfish Spring 2015 $15.00 ea.
FG7+ 7”+ Fancy Goldfish Spring 2015 $26.00 ea.

18 Responses to “Buy Live Koi and Goldfish”

  1. John Li July 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Bought many Kois from Keystone Hatchery, never, ever had a disease problem. Depending on your expertise in choosing koi, I bought a few listed as Decorative grade that actually turned out a show stopper. When I came out for Kois, the owner actually was nice enough to allow me to purchase a few trouts to take home for dinner as well (now that’s customer service). Best call in to make sure there is a nice stock of Kois prior to making the trip. Being able to pick out your own koi is the best part. Kids like to go outside to see what is in the ponds.

    • Mike Robinson July 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

      Hi John, thanks for your kind words!

  2. Larry Kanar April 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    Do you have 4-6″ butterfly koi?

    • Mike Robinson April 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

      Yes! They are mainly in with the select and premium grade. We used to separate them out, but we quit doing that.

  3. Rick Nelson May 1, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Do you have a good supply of 4 to 6 decorative KOI. Will probably come out Saturday if selection is available

    • Mike Robinson May 15, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      4-6″ decorative supply is so-so. Very good supply of Select grade though.

  4. Steve Phillips June 16, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    I had some free time on saturday so I decided to check out Keystone, and I’m glad I did! Right when I walked in I was greeted with friendly smiles and I knew it was going to be a good experience. Anxious to see what lay in back, I quickly made my way past a nice selection of pond supplies and koi foods, and through a door into koi Meca! Before me were troughs full of koi of all varieties, sizes, and prices! The worst part of the trip…. having to choose between the endless types of koi in each tank. In the end I found two beauties I’ve been looking for, a Kumonryu and an Orengi Ogon,just glows in my pond, and best of all they were in the 6-8″ decorative koi! Gems!!! I bought some food on the way out and by the end of the day they were eating it! Great place, Great service, Great Koi!!!! Thanks Again!!! I’ll Be Back!!!

    • Mike Robinson June 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

      Wow…and I didn’t even pay someone to write that…thanks Steve!

  5. Phil ontiveros July 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    I am looking fora 12-14inchblack and white decorative koi, do you have anything like this ?

    • Mike Robinson July 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

      right now the only bekko and utsuri that we have are 4-6″ or 6-8″. And they’d probably be in the select or premium batches, not decorative.

  6. joe salinas September 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    hi i was wondering if u stock any ranchu goldies thanks great site

    • Mike Robinson September 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

      No we don’t. I don’t think they are the best pond fish because I believe they can be slow to react to predators.

  7. Mark September 16, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    Any small perfect white Koi into this and next week?

    • Mike Robinson September 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

      Nope, sorry, but they have been put away for winter!

  8. Linda Parker October 4, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    Hi-I know it’s late in the season but I am looking to stock some koi in my pond. I prefer long finned. Are you able to fill any koi orders?

    • Mike Robinson October 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

      No, sorry, but they are put away for winter…none available until spring!

  9. Bob Liautaud March 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

    Hey Mike,

    The birds had a feast with my fish last fall. Went from having fourteen 12 to 18 inchers to just four.

    When is the best time in April to come and buy koi?

    • Mike Robinson March 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      Hi Bob, we always shoot for the first couple weeks of April to put up the first batch, but it depends on the weather. You can email us or check the for current availability.

      To have the best survival, you should wait until your pond water reaches 60F because we have to hold our fish at 60F+. If your water is much under 60F, then you will temperature shock them, which isn’t good.

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