Sold in Branford, Granby, North Haven, Vernon, Walmart and at every Pet Store in Connecticut. All domestic fish are considered pet or pond quality. Most lack improper markings and lose color as they mature. The uninformed public is often lead to believe that they are purchasing Japanese fish but in reality they are buying inferior quality that is being passed off as true Japanese.
The differences in Japanese fish are that they have been bred by masters
for 100ís of years. The originators and first breeders of Koi Carp. It
is easy to tell a true Japanese fish by just looking at it. The color is
richer and develops over time. A certain pattern is designated to each
type of Koi and holds true on that particular type. Its not a muddied pattern
that you are not able to tell the type of Koi it actually is.