In my many years in fish farming, I can say, there is so much to learn yet in fish breeding. Well, fortunately for me, I found like-minded people in town who became my friends as well. I learned as I partnered with them in this business. How about you, are there people nearby you could impart your fish farming knowledge to?
Today, I’m gonna give you guys an update of our fish breeding. As you all know, my busy schedule makes it hard for me to breed a lot of fish. So, with the help of my friend, Michael, who has been my partner in fish breeding for quite some time, fish breeding has been made possible even in the midst of busy schedule at work.
For 20 years, this friend of mine has been very successful in breeding variety of ornamental fishes and this becomes his source of livelihood for the family. Long before this partnership started, we agreed on breeding fish this way- I lend him some breeders and he will do the breeding in his own farm. The produce will be equally divided among the two of us, but I also buy his share.
Kois are very prolific breeders and there are two techniques in breeding them- natural breeding and hand-spawning. When koi naturally breed on their own they tend to spawn in the spring and summer seasons. The male will start following the female, swimming right behind her and nudging her. After the female koi releases her eggs they sink to the bottom of the pond and stay there. A sticky outer shell around the egg helps keep it in place so it does not float around. Like most fish, koi reproduce through spawning in which a female lays a vast number of eggs and one or more males fertilize them. This can be very tricky and tedious job although a koi breeder may carefully select the parents they wish based on their desired characteristics, the resulting fry nonetheless exhibit a wide range of color and quality. The process of hand-spawning the Kois and some more details about the required size of tank is featured in my video, so please take time to watch.
So there you have it guys, I hope you’ve learned something today. Please do not forget to write your comments below should you have successful practices at home when it comes to breeding Kois and other variety of ornamental fish. Have a great day!
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