Home | About Us | Contact Us


Koi Forum - Koi-Bito Magazine straight from Japan
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: koi spawning

  1. #1
    Nisai
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    saskatchewan,canada
    Posts
    117

    koi spawning

    I was told that if my koi don't go through hibernation that they won't spawn is this true? my koi have never spawned before but they are kept in a indoor pond in the winter and don't hibernate. The fish are 3 years old. thanks cory

  2. #2
    Daihonmei MikeM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    11,128
    First, koi do not hibernate. It is best if their water never goes below 10C (50F). A winter low around 55F (13C) is said to be optimal by some. What people call 'hibernation' in koi is actually a slowdown in functions that signifies an on-coming crisis for the fish.

    As to spawning, mature koi do not need much encouragement to spawn. But, it does help to have seasonal variation in water temperatures. For you, that means next summer. Meanwhile, read up on what it takes to raise a spawn and the problems you can have with injuries, etc. I lot of folks would be happy never to have a spawning.

Similar Threads

  1. Koi spawning demonstration videos
    By BorG in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 11-23-2016, 07:39 PM
  2. Home spawning koi
    By WayneB in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-05-2010, 11:51 PM
  3. Koi Spawning Questions...
    By JosephandGabby in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-15-2007, 04:07 AM
  4. koi spawning question, chaser and chasee
    By saratogatan in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-19-2005, 02:57 PM
  5. KOi from May 2004 spawning
    By kgt1223 in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-20-2005, 08:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Articles - Sitemap - FAQs and Rules

KB Footer Graphic
Straight from Japan... For the serious hobbyist!
All content and images copyright of: Koi-bito.com