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Some pics of the new koi

clm
April 20th, 2008, 07:17 PM
They were spawning today, made a right mess of everything. I wasn't expecting them to spawn this year, but I now know I have at least one female and which one she is.....the only ones I don't know the sex of yet are the 2 little butterfly koi, and they're still in hiding.

Cindy

Frenchy
April 20th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Oh so they are all ok now ? :thumbs up I remember you posting about something not quite right with some of them a few weeks ago ?

clm
April 20th, 2008, 08:56 PM
No Frenchy, these are new koi. I lost all my wet pets this winter. :sad:.

Cindy

Frenchy
April 20th, 2008, 09:13 PM
No Frenchy, these are new koi. I lost all my wet pets this winter. :sad:.

Cindy

Oh crap I'm sorry clm :sad: is it because of the crappy winter we had this year ?

14+kitties
April 20th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Beautiful koi!! I love the colours on them. Too bad they had to muck up the water by spawning but at least you know they feel comfy enough to do it. :rolleyes: Or will fish do it anyway?? I know nothing about spawning fish except for the Mill Dam in Owen Sound where I used to go every year to watch the salmon migrate to their spawning bed.

hazelrunpack
April 20th, 2008, 09:20 PM
They're so colorful!! :cloud9: So do any of the eggs actually hatch?

clm
April 20th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Oh crap I'm sorry clm :sad: is it because of the crappy winter we had this year ?

Yes, the crappy winter and me not keeping the pumps running. A mistake I will never make again.

Cindy

clm
April 20th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Beautiful koi!! I love the colours on them. Too bad they had to muck up the water by spawning but at least you know they feel comfy enough to do it. :rolleyes: Or will fish do it anyway?? I know nothing about spawning fish except for the Mill Dam in Owen Sound where I used to go every year to watch the salmon migrate to their spawning bed.

Thanks 14+. The two butterflies are beautiful too. A pure white and a white and yellow. Hopefully I'll be able to get pics of them sometime soon.
Yes, they have to feel comfortable in their surroundings to spawn.

Cindy

want4rain
April 20th, 2008, 10:35 PM
The two butterflies are beautiful too. A pure white and a white and yellow

*wistful* oh how i envy you!! they look quite lovely!!

-ash

clm
April 20th, 2008, 10:56 PM
They're so colorful!! :cloud9: So do any of the eggs actually hatch?

Well, the koi will eat as many of the eggs as they can, and that's a good thing. I don't want more than 10 koi in this pond, so I'm sitting at 7 now....3 or 4 max is all I would be able to keep of the offspring, so I'd have to rehome the rest. Usually some babies from each spawn survive.

Cindy

clm
April 20th, 2008, 10:59 PM
*wistful* oh how i envy you!! they look quite lovely!!

-ash

I can't remember, was it you W4R that was so wanting me to get a white butterfly? Hubby hates butterflies, but he wasn't with me when I got the fish, so I figured 2 butterflies were a must. :laughing: I hope they get over being scared soon so I can see them more. Little fish take a little while to come around, but they'll likely start following the bigger fish around in a few weeks.

Cindy

onster
April 20th, 2008, 11:00 PM
That's so cool that they spawned!!

Wth ure old koi :rip:, did u have any babies that you kept?

Theyre beautiful :cloud9:

clm
April 20th, 2008, 11:05 PM
My old gang spawned once last spring, but it got cold immediately after they did, so no eggs hatched.

Cindy

onster
April 20th, 2008, 11:12 PM
oh :sad:

but with this group we may expect to see pics of little itty bitty baby koi soon ? :D:fingerscr:stork-baby:

onster
April 20th, 2008, 11:13 PM
btw, i loved the archie inspired names of ure last crew. :D

clm
April 20th, 2008, 11:16 PM
I know, I loved their names too. Even though I found out that Lucy was really a male. :laughing: At least with 5 of the 7 I know that one is a female and the other 4 are male, so I can get the gender specific names right. :laughing:

Cindy

clm
April 20th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel were I love Lucy inspired names, the rest were the archies.

Cindy

clm
April 20th, 2008, 11:19 PM
oh :sad:

but with this group we may expect to see pics of little itty bitty baby koi soon ? :D:fingerscr:stork-baby:

:laughing: they hatch in 4 days usually, so I'll be watching for the little monsters. Will take a month before they're big enough to catch a pic of likely.

onster
April 20th, 2008, 11:24 PM
oh I thought Ethel was Juggie's stalker :p:laughing:

looking forward to pics :D

hazelrunpack
April 20th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Wow! 4 days! That's pretty quick! That must be why no one throws baby showers for fish... :o

Pretty exciting, though! I never thought about koi having babies!

onster
April 20th, 2008, 11:26 PM
yeah 4 days!! woweee!!! are they all coloured when they hatch? (the colour they will be when theyre older?)

clm
April 20th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Usually just little thinner than pencil lead size black things swimming around at first, they do colour up fast. I should see colour on them once they are big enough to not strain my eyes to find them. :laughing:

want4rain
April 21st, 2008, 12:20 PM
oh yes that was me.... can you hear me daydreaming from all the way down here??? cause i am... loudly to my husband!!

-ashley

onster
April 29th, 2008, 08:37 PM
any babies yet? :D :stork-baby:

clm
April 29th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Too cold to look. :laughing: They'd be mighty small and hiding in amongst the plants anyway. I'll give it another week or 2 before I try to seriously look for any.

Cindy

aalto6
May 9th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Beautyfull kois.
Could I ask you where you got them. I have two large ponds but had an accidental contamination last year and all my kois died.
I am looking to replace them.
Thankx
S

clm
May 10th, 2008, 06:07 AM
Beautyfull kois.
Could I ask you where you got them. I have two large ponds but had an accidental contamination last year and all my kois died.
I am looking to replace them.
Thankx
S

I'm sorry you lost your fish.
I got mine at at Humber Nurseries, which is a long way from where you are. I wasn't looking for high quality show fish, I just wanted mutts. Beautiful enough for me but a little easier on the wallet. Still cost me over $500.00 for 7.
If you're looking for good quality koi that can be shipped to you, you could go to Canadian Koi and Pond. They have a website, have high, low and medium end koi and have very good quarantine and keeping practices. They're in Newcastle ontario, but they ship.
You could find some websites for koi clubs in Ottawa and they may be able to direct you to a reliable source for fish as well.

Cindy

clm
May 10th, 2008, 06:20 AM
Well, I've looked for baby fish a few times and haven't spotted any yet. That doesn't mean there aren't any there though. Big pond with lots of hiding places. I only saw both my tiny butterfly koi last evening for the first time since I put them in the pond. They're growing and with growth comes bravery. I hope they start swimming with the bigger fish all the time soon.

I've decided on names finally. Now that I know they're all still there and doing well.
Going with the Archie theme like I had done with some before.

The big gold male is Moose. The female showa is Midge. The Sanke with the red smudge on his head is Archie. The black and white is Reggie. The gin rin tancho is jughead. The yellow and white butterfly is Betty. The pure white butterfly is Veronica.
Hopefully I'll be able to get more pics of them soon.

Cindy

onster
May 10th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Love the new names Cindy! :D

I hope we get to see new pics of them too so we can do proper name-fish association soon :thumbs up :cloud9:

14+kitties
May 10th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Yes, new pics please. :)