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    New to Spawning

    Hi

    So this year I have some very fat looking fish so I am probably going to have some spawning going on. My question is I know its between May and June but is there a specific water temp that starts the action its been a warm spring so I am wondering when to have brushes on standby.

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    can be any time of the year if they are gravid and conditions send them into it

    ideally for survival its in the time frame suggested, but undue stress will bring it on

    a lot of mine spawned over a week ago, over 3 weeks of non stop clear blue skies had the pond warm and after a top up with a hose, many days of spawning occurred
    the slow pond build thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowsaw View Post
    can be any time of the year if they are gravid and conditions send them into it

    ideally for survival its in the time frame suggested, but undue stress will bring it on

    a lot of mine spawned over a week ago, over 3 weeks of non stop clear blue skies had the pond warm and after a top up with a hose, many days of spawning occurred
    Do you think just the topping up with water had anything to do with spawning? Iím trying to find out what exactly triggers koi to spawn.


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    Mine quite often spawn before or after a thunderstorm as the oxygen levels change due to the atmospheric conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Mine quite often spawn before or after a thunderstorm as the oxygen levels change due to the atmospheric conditions.
    Hmm, I live in the Caribbean so the temperature is pretty warm all year round, Iím wondering how I can manipulate conditions to get them in the mood. Iím thinking of doing a water change at 10- 11pm as my koi usually spawn at dawn. What do you think?


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    I've not tried to get them to spawn I just go out to check the pond and feed them in the morning and find eggs everywhere and then find out there was a big storm over night that I slept right through lol

    So sorry I can't suggest anything that may help you unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    I've not tried to get them to spawn I just go out to check the pond and feed them in the morning and find eggs everywhere and then find out there was a big storm over night that I slept right through lol

    So sorry I can't suggest anything that may help you unfortunately.
    No problem, I appreciate it New to Spawning


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    Referring to fancy goldfish because that's where my main spawning knowledge is.

    Put the males and female together late afternoon then do a late evening water change using water that is a couple of degrees colder than the tank/pond. I used to put the old fashioned white mop heads in the water (cheaper that spawning brushes) Then put a heater on late at night to bring it up 2 degrees by morning and they would usually, but not always spawn at around sunrise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Referring to fancy goldfish because that's where my main spawning knowledge is.

    Put the males and female together late afternoon then do a late evening water change using water that is a couple of degrees colder than the tank/pond. I used to put the old fashioned white mop heads in the water (cheaper that spawning brushes) Then put a heater on late at night to bring it up 2 degrees by morning and they would usually, but not always spawn at around sunrise.
    Thank you, I appreciate it


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    Quote Originally Posted by skurban2 View Post
    Thank you, I appreciate it


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    Might be different for you guys where the weather is warm all year because I guess there is no specific time of year.

    Mine always spawned in May or early June if kept outside, or between march and May if kept inside.
    Once I had a spawning on the last day of February but that was a one off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skurban2 View Post
    Do you think just the topping up with water had anything to do with spawning? I’m trying to find out what exactly triggers koi to spawn.


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    yes, you can trick loads of aquatic species into spawning, a stress event will bring it on if they are anywhere near, its a survival trick, the adult might be killed by what ever is happening, but there is a chance that one or two out of many thousands of eggs might survive to the point where those genetics make it to adulthood.
    the slow pond build thread

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    turn your air on and spray a hose over the pond over night it may kick them off, assuming you have males in the pond

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    Quote Originally Posted by sephuk View Post
    turn your air on and spray a hose over the pond over night it may kick them off, assuming you have males in the pond
    Does the water have to be freshwater or can I use water from the pond?


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    same waters fine, but ideally a little warmer or cooler to incite a slight stress shock
    the slow pond build thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowsaw View Post
    same waters fine, but ideally a little warmer or cooler to incite a slight stress shock
    If I chill the water down with ice, can that work? Do I have to do this around the usual spawning time? Dawn?


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    Quote Originally Posted by skurban2 View Post
    If I chill the water down with ice, can that work? Do I have to do this around the usual spawning time? Dawn?


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    Just make sure you rinse off the Bacardi first or the males might end up with brewer's droop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Just make sure you rinse off the Bacardi first or the males might end up with brewer's droop
    Hey guys just an update I got her to spawn today. Yesterday I took out all the males and left her alone in the spawning tank. I turned off the lights later around 10 pm and this morning when I woke up I noticed that she spawned some eggs on her own so I got 2 males and put them in. She then spawned all her eggs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skurban2 View Post
    Hey guys just an update I got her to spawn today. Yesterday I took out all the males and left her alone in the spawning tank. I turned off the lights later around 10 pm and this morning when I woke up I noticed that she spawned some eggs on her own so I got 2 males and put them in. She then spawned all her eggs.


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    Well done.

    There will probably be a lot of unfertilised eggs that will get covered in fungus so it might be a good idea to treat for that using methylene blue or a low dose FMG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skurban2 View Post
    Hey guys just an update I got her to spawn today. Yesterday I took out all the males and left her alone in the spawning tank. I turned off the lights later around 10 pm and this morning when I woke up I noticed that she spawned some eggs on her own so I got 2 males and put them in. She then spawned all her eggs.


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    I thought you were going to say, you turned off the lights and put some smooth 70s style music on

    Sounds like you got it sorted so it's just the clean up required now as you'll probably find you will get a bit of an Ammonia spike now?

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    I thought you were going to say, you turned off the lights and put some smooth 70s style music on

    Sounds like you got it sorted so it's just the clean up required now as you'll probably find you will get a bit of an Ammonia spike now?

    Good luck
    Thank you, I donít even try to hatch all the eggs, I donít have the facilities to do so. I only hatch the eggs from the ropes. Ammonia was low I just have to wait and see when they start hatching but I alway worry about whether or not they will hatch.


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