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Old April 20th, 2008, 06:17 PM
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Some pics of the new koi

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.

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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:21 PM
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Oh so they are all ok now ? I remember you posting about something not quite right with some of them a few weeks ago ?
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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:56 PM
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No Frenchy, these are new koi. I lost all my wet pets this winter. :sad:.

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Old April 20th, 2008, 08:13 PM
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No Frenchy, these are new koi. I lost all my wet pets this winter. :sad:.

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Oh crap I'm sorry clm :sad: is it because of the crappy winter we had this year ?
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Old April 20th, 2008, 08:21 PM
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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.

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Old April 20th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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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. 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.
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They're so colorful!! So do any of the eggs actually hatch?
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Old April 20th, 2008, 09:56 PM
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They're so colorful!! 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.

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Old April 20th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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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. 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.

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The two butterflies are beautiful too. A pure white and a white and yellow
*wistful* oh how i envy you!! they look quite lovely!!

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