WE'RE CURRENTLY OPEN on
(please call for hours)
we will be open by appointment
only on Monday thru Friday..
when you leave a message, please leave a BRIEF message and a
SLOW, CLEAR phone number for us to reach you at...
john (this is me writing) no
longer has any ties to River Roads...the most difficult decision of my life, but
i felt i had to move on... the business is now 100% Allan's ... i know he'll
treat you right ...honestly, his filters are TOP notch -- i'm not a pushy
salesman (as you all know), but you CANNOT go wrong with his filters..
i've moved to southern VA and i
am going to be keeping the longislandkoi.com website name... when i open an
online site, i'll have a link to it here... some of you have my cell-- i
apologize for not returning calls -- a little burnt out at the moment, but my #
is 631-210-4127 --if i'm up to it, i'll answer (PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED IF I
DON'T) -- physically, i'm doing better... :D ... and i think this
will be my 'forever home' ... i moved to Boydton, VA --- it has been described
as the 'last Mayberry, rfd.' and after living here almost a year, i can easily
see why...for ME, it's heaven on earth .... and it's only been getting better :D
i miss most of
you tremendously and really hope you know just how much i appreciated you and
enjoyed your visits... now go test your friggin' water!!.... :D
warmest regards, john
While you're here, we have a few requests to protect
both our koi and our customers who shop here. Common courtesy mostly, but
we do have our reasons. There are two viruses that have been gaining
significant ground in the koi world. If a pond gets contaminated, 90%
mortalities are common. And the survivors are carriers. There is no
definite cure as of yet. And the modes of transmission are still
debatable. The rules aren't meant to offend, please follow them.
1 - Do not bring anything on the premises that is pond
related. This includes any fish, any water samples, any piece of pond
plumbing, any nets, basically ANYTHING. If you need assistance, we'll be
more than happy to take a walk to your car. This goes for merchandise that
hasn't been used as well. You may know it wasn't used, but we don't.
2 - Do not put any part of your body in the ponds.
I'd say hands, but somebody WOULD stick their toes in, because I didn't say
anything about toes....
3 - Although it's very tempting, we ask that you don't
touch the koi.
4 - Do not touch valves or pull ropes to see the koi
better. Wait for assistance from us.
5 - Do not wave your arms over the ponds or point
quickly at the koi.
6 - Your children are expected to follow the same rules.
7 - Absolutely NO PETS. PERIOD.
8 - The yard is full of 3/4 inch crushed stone as ground
NOT allow your children to throw, drop or gently place the rocks in the
ponds. This applies to parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and
ANYONE (same guy with the toes in the pond) who may be here.
9 - Do not put ANYTHING (this includes food) in the
In order for us to maintain the health of our koi, the
above rules have become a necessity for us. Thanks for cooperating!
In the picture below, you can either click on the area where you'd like to
view the koi, or on the hyperlink
ROADS, our main concern is raising healthy koi. All of our koi that are for sale have
been raised from successful spawnings of our own stock (our last import was in May of 1999). We like to know that our koi are going to homes where
they'll be cared for. In our website, you'll find some practical and basic
information to help you keep your koi alive. The hobby can be truly
rewarding and it can also be totally devastating. You can make it truly
rewarding with a little effort and knowledge. The effort is minimal when
you see the pleasure you'll get from your little wet friends.
........some other shots of the display pond
and some of our koi.............
(click on the picture to enlarge it)
and sell the some of the necessities including test kits, Hai Feng koi food, ultraviolet
water clarifiers, dechlorinators, filter media and more. We specialize in
custom bead filtration for ponds up to 200,000 gallons.
Getting test kits is a start --- USING them is a necessity. Too many
people don't test their water. Some are intimidated, others don't feel
it's needed --- they want a natural pond. For the latter group,
their fish will naturally die. If you're in the group who's
intimidated --- don't be! It's really very simple once you have a basic
understanding. Most of us learn the hard way. You can minimize a
good deal of your ponding problems if you read and understand the WATER
QUALITY section. It should give you a good grasp of what goes on in a