Best Koi Dealer, August 2008
Many koi dealers brag of decades in the business and have the aging facilities to match. At Mystic Koi & Water Gardens (open since 1996), the fish sell themselves, gliding through the water in five modern display ponds in an attractively landscaped garden. There’s a mesmerizing assortment of carp to fit ponds and pocketbooks of all sizes, from $20 one-year-olds for the backyard enthusiast to $15,000 seven-year-olds for the competition collector. The koi, flown in from Japan several times a year, come in all the classic color combinations, including the highly prized white variety with a single patch of orange.