Coffee and Caviar

Discussion in 'Spawning' started by mrsclem, Jun 5, 2018.

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    So this morning I noticed my large yellow koi racing around the pond. When I went out to check out the problem, I found out that the koi I thought were females are males and vs versa! Video is long. I'm seriously worried about the female being chased by 5 males. I tried to net her out but was not able to catch her and didn't want to add to the stress. This is only 2nd spawn since this pond was built 8 years ago. Sorry for the extremely long video.
     
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    Well, 9 hours later and their still at it! Getting really confused as to who's male or female. 2 that we were sure that were males are females unless the girls are chasing the boys. Not a lot of eggs so hopefully no pond full of fry.
    I'm guessing there is no way to get them to stop???
     
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    Give them the LECTURE, I.e. what causes babies................
     
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    If you can't net the female, what about netting some of the others to reduce the number of males chasing her?

    I see you have a floating ball !! I love Colleens, but haven't been able to locate one.
     
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    I have no idea whos who now! Small thin fish being chased by large fat fish.Seems backwards! I found my first ball at a local nursery & paid big money. The new large one I got thru Amazon. Disappointed as it said no hole in it and there is a small hole. Sealed it with silicone and it still filled with water and sunk.
     
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    I keep my eyes open every time I visit a nursery.....one day I'll find one !!
     
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    Hope they settle down soon. Is it late in the season for spawning? I just found eggs today too and thought they would have been done by now but the crazy weather may have delayed it.
     
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    Mine spawned for weeks last year. A little late this year but I'm hoping they're done. Still have one female that is huge.
     
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    Wish I knew this advice 2 days ago.
     
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    Talking to them doesn't work! Mine were severely scolded and I still ended up with babies in both ponds! I had my dish count under 20- that's shot now!
     
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