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    spawning

    woke up early yesterday so decided to give the pond its weekly clean.. left hose on as usual to top up pond while i went for a cuppa.came out half hour later and three koi are nudging and pushing an asagi about this went on all day. this morning pond is carnage there's about ten of them at it pond plants are ripped to shreds. just hope they all come out of the orgy in one piece.
    last time this happened was 2018 and i was away neigbour said it was like a war zone ended up with three dead and two well battered that eventually pulled through. would be nice if some fry survied but i doubt it. just put a few pellets in thinking it would distract them not a chance totally ignored.

    fingers crossed all come out of it unscathed.

    keith



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    fish finally stopped spawning monday. pond is covered in foam and plants wrecked. the fish looking ok and non the worse for the orgy.
    But the koi are off there food tested water this morning nitrite and nitrate is high is this due to spawning.
    added bioballs to easypod and pond and changing a percentage of water anything else i can do to get back on track.

    keith

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    It's normal for them to be off the feed for a bit after spawning, give them a day or so maybe try a little food in the evening but it will help to bring parameters back in place without feeding anyway.

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    thanks for the info. they looking brighter this morning and came looking for food but will sit on hands till this evening .foam fractioner almost caught up with clearing pond would be nice if some fry survied but i doubt it. when i came out this morning they were rumaging around the two areas where they spawned flaming cannibals.

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    How did you get on with this Keith,any fry ?
    John

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    hi john
    im afraid not no grow on tank so its survival of the fitest. they spawned in two clumps of watercress and for the next three days the koi just munched through the cress and i presume any eggs. strange when it was a goldfish pond id always have a dozen or so survive.

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    Maybe give you the incentive to get a grow on tank and see them develope.

    Wait to see next year Keith.
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    id love too. but having worked for 50 years its time to make the most of retirement and treat the other half so the static caravan in france will get more use (macron allowing). son keeps an eye to the pond but at half a days notice he can get sent anywhere in the country for work so auto feeder goes on and the easypod is auto.
    our new neighbours young lad is really intrested as is his dad so could be possibilities there if i get something rigged up.

    keith

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