Randy LeFever is President of Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery, one of the largest Koi and goldfish farms in the US. He has been involved in the production and distribution of high quality koi and Butterfly Koi on a national basis for over 30 years. He's credited for naming and introducing Butterfly Koi to the market in the 1980's.

Language of Koi – Hariwake

By Randy LeFever / March 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

Hariwake is similar to a metallic Kohaku. Learn what to look for in this beautiful variety. Koi breeding expert Randy LeFever will teach you what to expect from breeding and how to select them. He will also give you tips on retailing them.

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Predator Control – Otters: Unwanted Visitors

By Randy LeFever / May 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

What does over four miles of fencing have to do with koi? Otters: Unwanted Visitors

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Language of Koi – Origin of Butterfly Koi

By Randy LeFever / March 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

Ever wonder where the name “Butterfly” koi came from? Randy tells us about the history and development of Butterfly koi at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery. Learn how they have developed their brand of long fin koi called Butterfly koi. Have you noticed Butterfly koi are beautiful to view not only from the top, but also from the side? Take a look.

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