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Discussion in 'Spawning' started by Wes P, Jun 7, 2015.

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    Wes P

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    so i came out today only to find that my koi spawned...i knew it was close. I was unable to make a spawning mop so they are every where. i do have palnts and rocks so many of them got attached but there are a bunch of them that started to enter the pump housing. can i gather them and put them into another body of water?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    You could if you have another body of water, same temp, same everything, gather them up and move them.
     
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    cool thanks addy...i removed some water from my pond and was able to move a few hundred i'm sure. now we wait and see. should i put a bubbler in the water for some aeration?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I would think so, but I am not the best to ask, I don't try to save fry, what makes it in the ponds, makes it.
     
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    Honestly, unless you're trying to raise fry and increase your numbers, I wouldn't do anything. You'll be amazed how many will make it, hiding out in plants etc.

    Mine spawned a year ago and with no intervention on my part and I rehomed about 35 young koi this spring...and I probably missed about 10 that are still in the pond. I do a water change after a spawn, as it raises the ammonia levels.
     
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    Unless you plan on raising koi there would be no point in moving them. I don't try to save babies and my pond population has quadrupled the last few years.
     
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    Air will help a lot
    I would be doing water changes every day also
     
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    Question: You can actually see the eggs? I wonder if that's what is going on with my pond. My ammonia is up, which is unusual and I lost a fish with some mysterious marks on it that don't look like a bird strike. A few of my females look super plump.
     
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    Yes you can see the eggs, Depending on the size of your fish there will be quite a lot of them unless they get eaten. The females would no longer look as plump if they had already spawned. I would look elsewhere for the solution to your problem rather than blaming it on spawning.
     
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    Wes be very careful test your water for ammonia it tends to sky rocket after spawning bear that in mind

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