Chances are that you may not have heard of Perfect Aquatics, however, if you are a UK Koi hobbyist then you have probably heard of The Japanese Koi Company, located in Henlow, Bedfordshire.

In July 2016 The Japanese Koi Company slipped into administration.  On August 13th the business was purchased by new owners, Perfect Aquatics, as detailed here – http://nishikigoi.life/2016/08/15/japanese-koi-company-new-ownership/ .

Earlier this week I popped in to see Chris Wall, who runs the Koi side of what is actually a far larger aquatics and exotic pet store, than just a Koi shop as such, and see what the plans were for the business going forward.

Perfect Aquatics is located along the A507, a few miles from junction 10 of the A1(M) to the east, and several more from junction 13 of the M1 in the west – click here for Google Map

Location of Perfect Aquatics

Location of Perfect Aquatics

Signage on the A507 roundabout where Perfect Aquatics is located made it clear that the business was under new ownership.  Indeed, throughout the store signage has been quickly changed to ‘Perfect Aquatics’ as can be seen below.

Perfect Aquatics new logo

Perfect Aquatics new logo

On entering the large greenhouse construction the Koi section, which will have specific Koi branding to recognise the specialist nature of it, is situated on the left hand side.  The indoor sales ponds consist of relatively small fibreglass tanks, individually filtered by EA Eazy Pods, and containing Koi up to around 30cm in size.


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Indoor display ponds

Indoor display ponds

Indoor display ponds

Indoor display ponds

Koi on display

Koi on display

Koi on display

Koi on display

Outside there are 2 large display ponds, as well as other currently unused display ponds.  Chris tells me that this area is likely to be subject to significant redevelopment over the coming months as the new owners plans are put into place.

Outdoor display ponds

Outdoor display ponds

Outdoor display ponds

Outdoor display ponds

If you have been a visitor to the old Japanese Koi Company recently, or indeed if you have seen some of the comments a few months back on their Facebook page, then it seems apparent that stock of products has been a major issue.

During what has been a rather nightmarish period of time for staff at the store it has clearly been run on the bare bones, however that is changing, with the new owners in place the shelves, tanks and cages are filling, as evidenced by daily updates on the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/japanesekoico/

Filter and dry goods display area

Filter and dry goods display area

Japanese Koi Company, and Chris Wall particularly, formed a relationship with Yoshikigoi Farm in Poland several years ago and have been instrumental in getting the import agreement in place so ship Koi from Poland to the UK – http://nishikigoi.life/2016/08/10/yoshikigoi-route-uk/.

That is a business relationship that has carried through to Perfect Aquatics as well, and Perfect Aquatics now have the first stocks of Yoshikigoi to come into the UK, as well as stocking other Yoshikigoi branded products including the food used at the farm.

Yoshikigoi for sale

Yoshikigoi for sale

Yoshikigoi Koi food

Yoshikigoi Koi food

Yoshikigoi Koi food

Yoshikigoi Koi food

Chris will be visiting Yoshikigoi Farm for the harvests in October, so if your interest has been piqued by some of the coverage that we have given to Yoshikigoi over the past few months, drop Chris a line to see what may be available to purchase from the harvest, or indeed if you are interested in visiting yourself.


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Chatting to Chris there are clearly some very interesting and exciting project ideas floating around with the new owners.

The new Perfect Aquatics website is currently under construction – http://perfectaquatics.co.uk/.  As mentioned above you can follow regular updates about what is happening at Perfect Aquatics on the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/japanesekoico/.


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