How To Breed Koi
|Pets : Fish|
As you will surely know, koi are a particularly prized fish, and they can really be worth a lot of money, particularly larger and older fish.
If you have koi and are so interested then you might like to try koi breeding.
Here are some simple guidelines to bear in mind.
The first, of course, is to ensure that the age of your fish is conducive to breeding. Specifically, age is important. If they are too young or too olf, then they won't be suitable for breeding.
Also note that the best time is between April and July, and standardly May and June will be the most productive time. Ensure that there is one male for every female.
When female fish carry eggs then it is obvious to see from their body shape, and this is where a male of around the same size should be added to the water.
Interestingly if left with the eggs, the eggs will be eaten by the adults! Once the eggs hatch out you will need to be prepared to feed very frequently for the first couple of months - up to four or five times a day.
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