New resident goldfish and the action began

Discussion in 'Spawning' started by peter-malta, Apr 6, 2009.

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    peter-malta

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    Hello again

    Have done lots of reading from this wonderful site

    Regards our climate here in the Mediterranean weather is mainly fine and temperature is rising . Average of 70 degrees f.

    About two months ago I started with a 1,000 gal. pond and put 10 koi and
    2 goldfish

    Water is getting clearer and clearer every day dew to good filtration aeration and circulation

    3 Days ago I introduced 2 other goldfish and they seem to have made themselves at home with the other fish in no time at all

    Yesterday morning at 0700 hrs local time I noticed some chasing going on and
    I ve, seen the spawning between the old resident and the new comer goldfish

    WOW!!!!!!! I can even see the eggs through the water and I am happy

    Question;

    Should I separate the eggs from the pond to a tank for safety?
    The eggs are laid in a mesh of green and dense plastic wool and somehow
    its not easy for the other fish to take a meal from the laid goldfish eggs

    Thank you all
    PETER
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it. There will probably be several that spawn and you will be over run with babies in no time.
     
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    I immediatley remove mine to tanks. If you don't most will get eaten. If you don't care or want the fry, then it doen't matter.
     
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    drdave how do you remove them without damaging them
     
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    In fact I Did remove them and now they are hatching

    Their menu is going to be brine shrimp freshly hatched

    Also noted some kind of little red worms swimming in the tank

    Should I remove them or leave them to be eaten as the fry grow bigger?

    Thank you for the replies

    Peter
     
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    make sure you rinse the brine first...and the worms could be mosquito larva id watch them
     
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    I took the water hyacinth and string algae out with the eggs attached and placed them into tanks. After they hatched 3-5 days, I spent an entire day collecting them using a titration tube. It was a lot of work. By doing it this way, I was able to count the baby fry and track their mortality rate.
     
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    do you have any tips on getting them off of the side of the pond
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Have your Koi spawned already?
     
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    no but this huge goldfish laid her eggs like 3 weeks ago when it was warmer...no male to fertilize...i was just wondering cause the eggs were all on the sides of the pond...cause i think she squeezed the eggs out herself...there was like a half of a cup of eggs...so is there a way how to get them off the sides without damaging them for future spawnings
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Those eggs are long gone by now as far as being viable fry. If they are not fetilized right away, they spoil.
     
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    Koi Spawn at DrDaves

    This morning at 6:30 AM my Koi began their spawn. :banana:
    The water temperature was a surprising 62.9 degrees F. This spawn is 5 weeks earlier than last year and cought me totally by surprise. I will be busy for a while and may not have much time to respond to questions, these next few days are critical to the success of the fry.:banghead3:
    I will have video on my website in a few days.:eek2:
     
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