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    Taming a wild koi

    I am Q tanking some 11inch, male I am sure, wild koi. Any positive signs are welcome while I bombard them with chemicals and confine them into a small space. When they came in they were shall we say wild, no manners at all. It seems to always take 6 days for koi to be declared tame. That means koi will feed on surface with me insight with no hesitation. Next we are going to mineralize in the designated corners only.

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    give him company and cover the top! JR

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    Yep and a slightly larger koi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasPR View Post
    give him company and cover the top! JR
    They, plural, can see through the screen top like an eagle.

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    In my basement QT I always lay a couple full size towels on top of the netting to give the Koi a place to "Hide". This has seemed to help settle the Koi down.

    If your thinking a "Wild" Koi is always Male , Nope. I have a Female Kohaku that goes nuts when she gets caught or even thinks your after her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEADACHE6 View Post
    In my basement QT I always lay a couple full size towels on top of the netting to give the Koi a place to "Hide". This has seemed to help settle the Koi down.

    If your thinking a "Wild" Koi is always Male , Nope. I have a Female Kohaku that goes nuts when she gets caught or even thinks your after her.
    They cost less than $300 each so that is how I determine sex now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkong View Post
    They cost less than $300 each so that is how I determine sex now.
    LOL Gary! I use that guideline too!

    500 or less, and decent? Male

    500 - 1000, and so-so? 20% shot at female

    1000 and up and "Guaranteed" female? - 50% chance

    Grant

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    Now that is the most valuable trade information I have ever seen. If koi had wieners it would be a whole new ball game in the fish industry.

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    Being a google muscle head, I read something that might change my opinion on this subject. There seems to be a big difference between a tame animal and a domesticated animal. Could a fish be domesticated? Is that a word?
    Now for bonus points. The first artificially fertilized fish took place in 1842. What fish and what country?

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    I have a beautiful ki bekko that I raised in a mud pond. Brought her home and placed her in the main pond with smaller koi and she is still wild as can be. She had been in the main pond for over two years, no luck with her, I think its just the koi and she spooks them all.

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