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    What type of snakes are eating the koi?

    What type of snakes are eating the koi?
  2. In for winter

    Yes I have most of mine in already they sure grew well this year. A few problems though. They have increased in biomass and my indoor ponds look smalll now. We have already had a bit of ice on the...
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    netting

    I put netting over mine up north too. I got a real scare this spring when an osprey was zooming in on my breeders I put the netting on right away. Yes i enjoyed your video too I would like to see a...
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    Jaco if you use only one male he may be a dud and...

    Jaco if you use only one male he may be a dud and hence you don't get a spawning but if you do you know exactly who the parents are. I will use fewer adults in my spawning this year too as they all...
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    Jaco Those are very interesting adults how big...

    Jaco
    Those are very interesting adults how big where they and how old when you did the breeding? Were they all together in the pond and was it in your big pond from the website or how big was the...
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    I think the fish look great they are young and I...

    I think the fish look great they are young and I suspect the orange will get deeper and redder as they age. I have some kohaku and sanke that started out quite orange but the color is definitely...
  7. Thread: Koi-Food

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    The gator was on a golf course at Hilton Head but...

    The gator was on a golf course at Hilton Head but we started to see lots of them around. I will likely see quite a few next month in the everglades. Some were 6 or 7 ft long. Lots of herons of every...
  8. Thread: Norway

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    B Scott yes I am sure you are right. I will have...

    B Scott yes I am sure you are right. I will have to get one of those bigger dip net my old one is getting worn out anyway. I will practise the technique you mentioned as well. thanks for the advice....
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    Your koi lead an ideal life. How do you get them...

    Your koi lead an ideal life. How do you get them out of the big summer pond? Do you have to empty it. That's how I get mine out. The last one or two are always impossible to catch unless I empty the...
  10. Thread: Norway

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    balmy = very nice weather something everyone...

    balmy = very nice weather something everyone would enjoy weather wise.
    When we pass over the mountains to the West coast ie Vancouver the weather is much warmer but also wetter they live in a...
  11. Thread: Koi-Food

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    It is picture I took of alligator in south...

    It is picture I took of alligator in south carolina when i was golfing there a couple of years ago. I guess I should blow it up or something?? There were lots of them about once it warmed up. That...
  12. Thread: Koi-Food

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    The horns grew in Oct and now they disappeared...

    The horns grew in Oct and now they disappeared completely but added some flare to the board.

    I was only feeding my koi in the semiwild pond once a day in summer as there was lots of plant growth...
  13. Thread: Norway

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    Our son lives in Germany and he tells me it is...

    Our son lives in Germany and he tells me it is above 0 there and they go to Hamburg and it is quite balmy. We visited him there last year in the winter and it was very mild we saw very little snow....
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    I always think of Norway being a cold place like...

    I always think of Norway being a cold place like here but obviously we have a cold climate -35 C last night and we have about 25 cm of snow on the ground but now I can go for a ski everyday and that...
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    I am located at 59 N and 115 W as far as I can...

    I am located at 59 N and 115 W as far as I can tell from the map so we are very similar North we are a long way from the ocean and have a large mountain range in between to the west so no...
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    I haven't seen any wild carp this far north but...

    I haven't seen any wild carp this far north but they do exist in the US in Washington. I saw some in the snake river on a fish ladder once which flows into the Columbia river in Oregon. I think they...
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    I also raise koi in a cold climate. We live on a...

    I also raise koi in a cold climate. We live on a little pond 80 ac and we have been skating on it for several weeks over 8 in of ice. We just came back from Seattle on the weekend I could certainly...
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    The reason I gave myself for taking a crack at...

    The reason I gave myself for taking a crack at breeding was to produce my own show stoppers as I couldn't afford to buy them. It may have been on this forum that raising koi was discussed. But when...
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    This is an interesting discussion Brian...

    This is an interesting discussion Brian commercialization of a board. I find this to be the most informative board on Koi that I visit and I definitely like it the best. I guess there is a bit of...
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    This is a good lesson for all koi keepers what is...

    This is a good lesson for all koi keepers what is our emergency plan? How would we handle massive power outage or gas loss? In my area if the power is off for a couple of hours that is about the...
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    Brian and others when I searched on the net for...

    Brian and others when I searched on the net for Nigata earthquake I found out that this is the third one since 1945 the others were devastating to the area too. Is the land cheaper there or what? The...
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    So how did the fry make out in the low temps? ...

    So how did the fry make out in the low temps?
    Mine usually spawn in July but the fry are amazingly tough in their ponds. This year my early spawning was in mid June and they survived fine. I am...
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    Some have been writing about growing water...

    Some have been writing about growing water hyacinth it would use up nutrients that the string algae needs plus they would also add some shade. They top growth would have stay in a roped off area so...
  24. Thread: SEINE NET

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    I bought a high quality net a few years ago...

    I bought a high quality net a few years ago approximately 25 ft 5 ft deep with weights and floats for just under $500 Canadian. A US dollar is $1.30 approximately. It is one thing to have the net it...
  25. Thread: my fish

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    When I right clicked on the message I then got...

    When I right clicked on the message I then got some options one was to load a very complex photo program and free offer the pictures must be installed using this program or something. The other pics...
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