Arbordale has fresh deliveries every week in spring and summer from the finest fish farm in North America. We purchase only from a single source using special flight arrangements , quarantine each load and biopsy each group to insure we offer only the healthiest fish available. Our fish holding tanks use premium biological filtration, massive aeration, regular water changes and effective sanitation techniques so your fish comes home happy and stress free
We're committed to delivering a product that is as healthy and disease free as possible. Our breeder operates under a strict bio-security plan to ensure that the ponds and facilities are not contaminated from outside sources.
Water entering the ponds passes through huge filters and UV sterilizers that are designed to kill the SVC and KHV viruses.
Sensors within the ultraviolet sterilizers automatically shut off the water flow to the ponds if the UV dosage falls below the known kill rate for SVC and KHV (Koi Herpes Virus) .
Bio-secure Koi and Bio-secure Goldfish - Since bringing in new Japanese brood stock in 2003, our breeders doors have been closed to any new stocks on the farms. Imported goldfish are quarantined and packed out of separate facilities away from the ponds.
In addition we take the following precautions to ensure that the product is one that you can have confidence in:
Water quality parameters in ponds and holding facilities are constantly monitored and adjusted. These parameters include dissolved oxygen levels, ammonia, nitrite, ph and salinity.
Samples of fish from ponds scheduled for harvest are quarantined for 14 days at temperatures at which koi and goldfish are most susceptible to disease (70-75 degrees)
Samples are taken from ponds scheduled for harvest and examined microscopically for external parasites and the fish are medicated accordingly if needed.
Quarantined fish are periodically examined for signs of disease caused by bacteria and viruses and medicated accordingly.
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