Platinum Ogon

Discussion in 'Spawning' started by Jenny, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Jenny

    Dave 54

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,275
    Likes Received:
    2,790
    Location:
    Plymouth
    I fail to see how you can pick up on any blemishes especially white spots on a platinum Ogon Jenny unless it developes a few black shimmys which many do after a few years a little like Kuhaku's do .
    You have only just bought them thus they shouldnt as yet be used for spawming the female needs to grow some more first and also bu;lk up alott .
    So forgive me for being a tad harsh on you I wouldt breed from these koi for at least two years or more to give them more of a head start in life, stop trying to run before you can walk .....

    Dave
     
    Dave 54, May 9, 2015
    #41
    Meyer Jordan likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  2. Jenny

    Jenny

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    58
    They're more like a silvery cloudy spot by the eye.

    Also, the female is 15" and very wide.
     
    Jenny, May 9, 2015
    #42
    1. Advertisements

  3. Jenny

    Dave 54

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,275
    Likes Received:
    2,790
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Still give her time to settle in think everything in your pond from its smell and taste is new to her at the moment

    Dave
     
    Dave 54, May 10, 2015
    #43
  4. Jenny

    Jenny

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    58
    Okay, so I took a closer look, and they're actually not parasites. And @Dave 54 I separated the females and males. She's doing very well, but I decided better safe than sorry, so I'm giving her time to just chill and be a gal.
     
    Jenny, May 10, 2015
    #44
  5. Jenny

    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2014
    Messages:
    7,177
    Likes Received:
    5,640
    Location:
    Pensacola, Florida
    Sponge is no substitute for an airstone or diffuser plate. To be effective an aerator unit must produce small bubbles. The main purpose of an aerator is not to add Oxygen through the bubbles but to use the bubbles to lift the water causing it to circulate thereby exposing mor water to the surface where Oxygenation takes place. It you are not lifting the water, you are not really accomplishing anything.
     
    Meyer Jordan, May 10, 2015
    #45
  6. Jenny

    Dave 54

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,275
    Likes Received:
    2,790
    Location:
    Plymouth
    I agree Jenny it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our koi , however your statement about parasites the only one's you can really see with the naked eye would be parasites such as Argulus or anchor worm the rest you really need to check under a microscope , do you have one ?
    Amazon US do some affoardable ones and once you have bought one there are a number of us who can take you through how to use one , that incudes @bettasngoldfish, @Mmathis myself and a number of others .
    From there we can take you through how to do scrape etc
    Dave
     
    Dave 54, May 10, 2015
    #46
  7. Jenny

    Dave 54

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    6,275
    Likes Received:
    2,790
    Location:
    Plymouth
    When you say air pump Jenny what type are you talking about indoor or outdoor , you in reality would need a koi air pump to give you the lift and volume you need anything smaller simply isnt up to the Job .
    This is the type of air pump you will need plus the multi gang :-

    http://www.absolute-koi.com/cat3.html

    Dave
     
    Dave 54, May 10, 2015
    #47
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.