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    Nisai
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    Hello from ATL

    Hi, I'm from Atlanta, GA and have had koi for about a year now...
    I'm planning on breeding my fish this spring... http://www.koi-bito.com/forum/koi-breeders/11521-my-breeding-plan.html

    I'm quite impressed by the active environment of this forum!

    Also, my youtube page is http://www.youtube.com/poisonxvenom

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    I'm near Atlanta and am very interested in your koi breeding plan. I hope it turns out well. In the future, I also hope to breed. Therefore, if you want any help, I'm willing to assist so I may learn as well. I would also like to breed showa(f) with kohaku(m), sanke(m) and showa(m). My hobby in koi just started last Christmas and I do not yet have a real pond but a preform plastic pond from Lowes. A mistake but I'm learning.

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    That's good to hear at least someone's from Atlanta in this forum... I'm planning on breeding them late april and close to early march..... To me, the temperature feels a bit chilly to be breeding right now. I'm not sure, I may be wrong. But I hope everything goes well.. You should definetly build a real pond at least 2,000 gallons before breeding, in my opinion. Depends on your fish load. Do you have big fish?

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    If and when I do decide to breed, I'll make sure I have atleast a 2000 gallon pool/pond. No, right now I don't have big fish. But I do want to buy some soon. I'm planning on going to the ATL koi auction. I think it is next weekend or it might have moved to the 1st of May. The atl koi club website went down. So I can't find out for sure. I've been reading and I think you should seperate the female from the males... And my brother says that he sees wild carps breeding right now.

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    I think the auctions on may 1, hope I can go.... The females will be separated from the main tank. I'm planning on introducing the males later this month

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    You've got some good company in Atlanta. A strong Koi Club, experienced members, and a few of them are members here as well. Hook up with the club and you'll give your learning curve a big shot in the arm.

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    My koi just did an unplan breeding. The female is a magoi and the fathers are yellow/orange. I moved some eggs to a small tub and I just left the rest in my 300 gallon pond. The question is, what do I need to do to take care of the water quality? I got a airlift pump in the tub and a sub-pump in the 300 g with air. Do you think the eggs will hatch in the pond? What about the ones in the tub? What do I need to do now?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chang26k View Post
    My koi just did an unplan breeding. The female is a magoi and the fathers are yellow/orange. I moved some eggs to a small tub and I just left the rest in my 300 gallon pond. The question is, what do I need to do to take care of the water quality? I got a airlift pump in the tub and a sub-pump in the 300 g with air. Do you think the eggs will hatch in the pond? What about the ones in the tub? What do I need to do now?
    Thanks
    Usually you would need at least a sponge filter, if not little water changes will suffice... You can tell that clear eggs will hatch and white ones will not. They will hat hatch within 3-5 days dependng on the temperature. After they hatch, they will feed on their yolk sack for bout a day or two. When they are free swimming, you can feed them. First feed them hard boiled egg( only the yolk) after a week star feeding then live brine shrimp or daphnia.

    My koi spawned and thr fry are a week old. I think some died cuz of inadeuate feeding =/
    good luck ~~

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    Hi,
    How's it going? My fry are now swimming and eating. How’s yours doing? I now see the different colors of the small fry and now I appreciate the Japanese breeders more and more. They are so small the Japanese-Breeders actually pick them out. My water is green and I cannot see them in the tub, but I some in my glass jar and I see them in there. Would the fry in my main pond be eaten by the big koi or would they survive? I see some in there but my green water is not helping. But I know that green water is good for fry so I’m not going to do a major water change and keep it green for 2 or 3 more weeks.
    KC

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    What do you have in the "green water" other than fry and water? Airstones? A filter of some sort? They'll need water changes, filtration that won't suck the fry in, and plenty of air. Otherwise you'll have a high mortality rate very soon.

    Any eggs left in the 300 gallon pond have probably been eaten by now. Do not feed the Koi in there for a few more days, do extra water changes, do extra water tests, and keep a close eye on them to make sure no health issues arise. 300 gallons of water is a very tiny space for even a few small Koi and it takes very little for the water to become toxic, especially after a spawn.
    Larry Iles
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