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10 easy tips that you need to know about koi breeding

10 easy tips that you need to know about koi breeding

I list 10 easy steps that you should follow in koi breeding. I listed the most important preparation that you need to do if your planning to breed koi

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  1. Prepare live food culture for your baby koi fish This is the most important preparing live foods for the baby koi fish. My recommendation is culture daphnia magna this type of daphnia is easy to culture and maintain just feed it with green water or dry bakers yeast. you can learn more about how to culture daphnia magna here https://www.giobelkoicenter.com/daphnia-magna/
  2. Separate Female koi fish that you want to breed from the community pond this will ensure the female koi fish will not be mate by male koi fish in the community pond and She can store and produce enough eggs when you will breed her.  Look at this video female koi fish remove from the community pond the body is still slender and the tummy is thin yet watch here    and the video after a month look at the difference of its body  with this video the female koi fish is ready to be breed  watch here 
  3. Feed the koi fish breeders with high protein koi food or live foods like daphnia, earthworms, snails, duckweed etc
  4. Prepare the koi breeding tank  so that the water will be condition already when you place the koi fish breeders
  5. Prepare aerator and methylene blue
  6. Prepare spawning media you can make DIY like yarn
  7. Koi fish net to catch the koi fish breeders
  8. Run the filter on the koi breeding tank
  9. Net to cover the koi breeding tank
  10. Quarantine tank for the female koi fish to rest after spawning female koi fish should not be mix immediately to the community tank after spawning it needs to rest for her to recover from stress during spawning.

Left to their own devices, a number of coldwater fish will
breed readily in a pond environment. However, in a densely
planted pond, a successful spawning may go unnoticed
until later in the year, when the fry are larger and can
be seen feeding alongside the adults. Breeders who
like to have more control over the reproductive
habits of their fish often spawn them artificially

When egg-scatterers, such as goldfish and koi, are kept in a
group, they may come into breeding condition simultaneously
and spawn together. In such cases, having more males in the
group than females will ensure that a higher proportion of the
eggs are fertilized. If you want to breed particular fish together
and be sure of the parentage of the fry, you should keep your
chosen breeding stock on their own. It is also a good idea to
set up a special spawning pond for them, so that you can move
the adults back to the main pond after the eggs have been laid,
and rear the young on their own. After spawning, the adults
may be exhausted and float on their sides at the surface.They
will soon recover, but make sure they have not sustained any
fin damage during spawning, which could lead to infection.
If you choose to hatch and rear the fry in a tank, either
outside or indoors, use a mature sponge filter to provide gentle
filtration. Feed the fry on infusoria (see pp.67–8) at first, or a
commercial substitute, and then wean them onto powdered
flake.Add them to the pond when they are about 1 in (2.5 cm)
long and too large to be eaten. Fish reared indoors should no

be introduced to the pond in cold weather—the shock of the
cooler pond water may kill them. If necessary, keep them inside
until the following spring, when conditions will be warmer.
Hand-stripping
Some breeders of goldfish and koi prefer not to allow their fish
to spawn naturally. Instead, a male and female fish are given an
injection of pituitary gland extract to bring them into breeding
condition. Hand-stripping (massaging the underparts of the
fish) is then used to expel eggs from the female and semen from
the male.The eggs and sperm are placed together in a mixture
of urea and iodine-free table salt called Woynárovich’s solution,
which aids fertilization by removing the eggs’ sticky coating.
Finally, the eggs are washed in a tannic-acid solution to protect
them against fungus, and left in an indoor tank to hatch.With
hand-stripping, up to 90 percent of the eggs are fertilized,
compared with 50 percent when the fish spawn naturally.