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

 o
Barbs on Baby Koi

Posted by marge_nj z6NJ (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 16, 08 at 23:43

We have a large farm pond and 2 years ago we introduced 8 small Koi. We did not see them again for the two years but this spring we saw them swimming on the surface for the first time. Shortly after we began seeing scads of little black frey. The have developed over the last two months and now most of them are showing color. We have way too many babies for our pond to support so we put a free notice on Craig's list and today about 7 families turned up to try to net some of the babies.

One of the visitors told us that these were not Koi because they did not have the barbells by the mouths. Does anyone know how long it takes before the barbells begin to show on baby Koi? Ours as I said are about two months old.

Thanks for your help.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Barbs on Baby Koi

8 small koi---2 years ago--not sure if they would be big enough to have spawned already....if they are koi-yes they will have barbells...are you sure you didn't put goldfish instead of koi into the pond--they don't have barbells...
Lawanna


 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