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Baby Koi in pond, isn't it too early (cold outside)

Posted by gcpommom Michigan (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 20, 09 at 16:35

I live in Michigan, and while it is slowly warming up, the average temp is only 40-50 degrees. It was like 20 deg. this morning. So I was surprised to find one baby koi in my pond today. I haven't started feeding my adult koi yet since the water is still so cold; I usually don't start feeding them until at least the end of April/beginning of May when it warms up here. Does the baby need to be fed?

Is it normal to have baby koi in March? I thought June was the month for that to happen. It is about 2 1/2" long, will the adult koi eat it? I've only had my pond for 3 years, so I've never had any babies before, and honestly didn't think I would, since they eat the eggs.

Thanks for your help, I have never posted here before, I am usually on the mosaic boards.


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RE: Baby Koi in pond, isn't it too early (cold outside)

It's too early for it to have come from this years spawn. They probably won't be spawning for several weeks yet.
At 2 1/2" it was probably hatched last summer.

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