A few miles down the road from us is a fantastic Aquatic Superstore called The Japanese Koi Company. The place is so amazing, despite the fact that we do not own an aquarium, we visit it every now and then just to please the eye.
The store itself is huge and it stocks 100s of different types of fishes including of course a very impressive selection of Koi Carps and even more impressive price tags sometimes.
Before my first visit there 5 or 6 years ago, I did not have a clue that there are fishes out there costing 100s of pounds. Their selection of Koi start from £9.99 (I think) for the little fellas and I have seen a big Koi for as much as £599.00
The Superstore is set by a lovely outdoor pond, and a few “cages” with rare land animals (they are a new addition, most likely to bring new customers in and it seems to work)
Normally it takes us 1.5-2 hours to walk around and check out all the creatures. If you are not into fishes they also stock reptiles, small animals and birds, as well as huge selection of all pet foods and accessories.
If you are ever close by Henlow in Beds, make a pit stop and you will not be disappointed, trust me.
I adore looking at this lovely fishes so I took a selection of pictures for you, to show you what Koi you can see there.
I hope you like them as much as I do.
Please note the names are my own as I’m no Koi expert; I’m sure they have names that reflect their beauty and presence, I’m just not aware of them.
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