Too hot to spawn

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    June temps have pretty much been 95-100 degrees. The koi have not even attempted to spawn. The pond gets a lot of sun despite the water hyacinth and temps rise. No big deal but was wondering if hot temps prevent spawning.
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Temperatures when spawning has been reported to have occurred ranged from 15° C to 25° C. Optimal spawning temperature ranges have been reported to be 18 to 23° C and 19 to 23°.
     
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    Not here. My one pond has spawned 7 times in 6 weeks! Temps have been in upper 80-90. Thinking about throwing ice in to get them to stop!
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Is the "upper 80-90" the air or water temperature?
     
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    Air temp with water temp at 80-84. If it goes above that I do a water change but we have had daily thunderstorms wit lots of rain.
     
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    Hmmm? Meyer I think you are the only US American I've ever seen who uses Celsius, willingly and of your own initiative. If only you could convince the other 3 million of ya metric it's not really that difficult. ;)
     
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    Its a habit that I picked up from reading mostly scientific articles and research papers. It is what the scientific community uses.
     
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    My water temps have been in the 90's and I do a water change just to cool them down.
     
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