Return to the Koi Ponds Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
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.

Judy


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Koi Ponds Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here