Tank raised Koi fry

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    Good evening,
    I have recently lost my female koi, Tanaka. As she passed; she spawned. I am currently TANK raising her fry, for lack of a pond at the moment. I have been unable to find any assistance on these early stages and have been photo documenting this as it goes. Any advice would be most appreciated.
    Thank you so much, Lynda
     
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    Welcome to our group.

    Sorry you lost your koi, there are some really good threads on raising the fry. Good luck to you
     
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    Welcome to our little group and a lot have raised there own fry and have documented it here
     
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    Sorry about the loss of your koi and hope her babies survive.
     
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    Thank you all for your warm welcome:)
    Rory, that link was beneficial and I thank you for sharing it.
    Enclosed is the link of the pictures I have taken so far:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tanaka/199238570143495


    Any input, any at all, will be so appreciated. I am trying to get them ready for winter in New York. I have kept a journal of the "goings on" so far, but the site currently is photographic.
    Culling was natural to date, though I have culled twice. I currently have four visibly disfigured babies who I am 'giving a chance'. I am under-provisioned right now but do have two huge tanks coming later this month. I guess I am feeling overwhelmed.
     
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    Koiguy1969,
    Your link was also a benefit. I never fed egg yolks or brine. I powdered my own using 45% protein and mixed with crushed flakes. They seem to like it and are doing well on it. I did also use "First Bites" and now "MicroBites" for size increase. I should also have to admit to giving cheerios every now and again. (No real value, but they were Tanaka's favorite treat.)
    Keeping this tank clean is a chore but it has been made easier with regular food products. Thank you so much for sharing.
     
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    Great Pictures! Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    I am also tank raising fry. Can finally see their barbels! I'm just watching the levels in the tank and changing about 10% of the water every couple days. I put in some anacharis pond plants. Feeding crushed Koi food and dehydrated brine shrimp.
     
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    Baeya,
    Your pond and fish are stunning. Upstate New York at this time of year is never fun for water clarity. Particularly this season, what with earthquakes and hurricanes, the barometric pressure has been horrible, inside and out.
     
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    That is the most amazing process!!! The site you chose was lovely but then to see what you did with it; I'm stunned!! Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing:)
     
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    Awwww...thank you Lynda :)
    Are you close to where I live? I'm so sorry about your Koi. I hate when a beloved pet passes. I'm sure you'll do fine with your babies. I still have a lot in my pond. I used to have goldfish in my pond and they multiplied like crazy. We had to empty the pond in June to repair a small cave in and just put the Koi back in. We brought the goldfish to an aquarium store. After we got the pond going again, the Koi spawned. It's the first time that I know of. You can read a little more about my journey on one of the links in my signature, if you care to.
    Sharon
     
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    Nice pictures Lynda
     
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    Miss Sharon,
    I am about equal distance the other side of Syracuse from you:) I was looking at the pictures and reading some of your journey...I don't think many people realize who much goes into just having Koi...and what it means/what's involved when something goes wrong, like your cave in. But its all worth it, isn't it, when there isn't a problem.
     
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    Yes, it is worth it. I love my pond. Especially now that it is clear. The people on this forum are responsible for that! My dad and my brother both have homes in Canastota. They actually live next to the lake.
    What size is your pond? Do you know why your Koi passed?
     
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    I do not currently have a pond. Divorce is lovely:( I have been contemplating putting one in but have also been considering moving south for the full "start over" effect:) I believe the boys may have been "rubbing" Tanaka to induce a spawn and that she was just trying to get away. She jumped and smashed into the hood, causing a terrible injury to her face. Then she did it again and that was all. I cannot tell you how I cried. The pond in the album on the link I shared is my parents in NC.
     
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    Oh... :( I'm so sorry. I can understand you wanting to raise her babies. Keep in touch.....I will try to get some pics of my babies up soon.
     
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