What to do with all these babies??

Discussion in 'Spawning' started by WhiteNoise, Jul 20, 2017.

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    Jimmy Gibson

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    As close as I could keep up with them my Koi had 47 that reached 4 to 6 inches gave away all but 8 .... Mine like Sissy's are Mutts..... But some of them were pretty good looking fish..... But I discovered you put the word out.....FREE..... they will come.....lol
     
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    sissy sissy

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    yep what I did free and they will come .
     
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    Pity you are so far away, I’d totally love to get some long fun mutts!
     
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    I'ma little late on this conversation. We have a ton of baby koi each year. We didn' know what to do with them all the first year either. We started selling the 3to 4in koi for a buck or two each.
    That was several years ago. Now we make a couple thousand bucks each summer selling the babies. It more then pays for the electric and food each year. We have fo.ks come from a couple hours away to buy from us. Also, you get to meet a ton of really good people.
    A lot of them come back year after year.
    And to caught all the baby fish.... We pump out our 20,000 gallon pond every year. That' The only way to get them all. A minnow trap works for a few fish, but not when you have 1000 or more to get.
     
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    WhiteNoise

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    It going on a year now and I have not even tried to sell or give away any babies yet. Some of these babies are getting big. Some really pretty ones came out of this batch including some butterfly koi. (I have one large male butterfly koi in the big pond so I can see he was busy lol.)

    And yesterday I was checking out my two girl koi and they are both huge with baby bellies. Good lord the cycle is going to start all over again. LOL
     
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    JamieB

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    Mail order fishies! I’d love to find someone around here who’s looking to reduce their baby population. Lol, I’ll trade cats for fish! With 22 kittens, 2 have homes, one of which went today, plus my adults, I’m becoming a crazy cat lady. I’d prefer to need another pond to separate males from females!
     
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    Stray goldfish and koi won’t just wander into the female fish pond. We now have two stray males that showed up from unknown locations.
     
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