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Amber and Helios!

Darkmaster743

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3 Year Member
Wow I like the colors, I took a look at your website a While ago by the way. Breeding Koi fish now eh? ;)
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Thanks! And, yes! A friend and I plan to breed koi in the spring. So far it seems much easier than reptile breeding, because the eggs will hatch 4 days after the are laid, no incubation or bringing them inside since it's very warm where I live! But they lay thousands and thousands of eggs, still planning what the heck i'm going to do with all those fish :)!
 

Darkmaster743

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3 Year Member
WOW. Thousands...? Thats crazy. Lol thats cool, Got to get me one of those. What do you do when it rains or if theres every a really bad storm? Do you have indoor cages or some thing?
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Haha, there may be thousands but they are like .5 inch and under, and they will all live in two baby ponds. If there's a really bad storm, there have been several, I just leave them in the pond. They just wait it out at the bottom. So far they've survived two tropical storms. I've only ever lost one of mine to a sneaky raccoon, grrr.
 

Darkmaster743

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Hahahaha. Have you ever had them lay thousends? And do they use Koi eggs as like those eggs that you eat like those High priced fish eggs? If I ever get Koi Im going to make a BUNKER. Racoon + Storm Proof. But Like My only suggestion would be to create a Umbrella or some thing above the fish so they dont get shocked in a storm, Or are they shock resistant * That would be amazing *. It would be really devestating to lose all your Koi :(
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
A koi bunker. I just might do that, LOL. Yeah they don't really have a umbrella like structure, but they do have a net over them, so far the raccoons can't get in (I bought the net because of the raccoon incident), and leaves and branches won't pollute the water. That sounds like a good idea though, i'll look into it! Never bred them before, as the females can only breed successfully at 3 years (they live anywhere from 25-35 years, in some VERY RARE cases, they have been reported to live to 200 years :O) and up, which is a lot compared to most reptiles and a century compared to most fish. This is their third year, so it'll be my first attempt to breed any kind of fish actually. I don't really know if they are shock resistant, but like i said before they've survived some pretty bad weather! And yes it would be horrible to lose the koi!
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Oh and their eggs aren't used for any kind of caviar as far as i know. And if you don't beleive they lay thousands heres a random pic off the web of some koi fry (Baby fish if you didnt know) (not my pic)!:
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Darkmaster743

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Good god. That is ALOT! Hahaha yeah the net sounds like a good improvement. That should help with less lightning and off course less racoon raids. Agh I need to get some Koi. Are their morphs? Im suddenly beyond interested because of the eggs. GONNA GET ME SOME KAVIAR. Lololololol Jk but yeah I got to try to get some Koi on my hands, They seem like some cool looking fish.
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Are there morphs!?!? There is A TON! There are actual colors, then their are scale types. They are really fun to keep, they do need a pretty big pond but you can fit a lot in there! Heres some websites you can look at most of the colors (By the way, I have a doitsu sanke and a showa if your wondering!):

http://www.pondkoi.com/koi_guide.htm
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/a.antonio/antoniokoi_007.htm
And this picture doesn't show the all variants, just a basic chart of basic colors.

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jenna

Adult Gecko
Awsome pictures! Love the colors and Koi are awsome! What is the size diffrence between the two types of leos?
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Yeah, they're pretty cool. And thanks Jenna, the female tangerine enigma is about 7" long, she's always been naturally small. And the male SHTCTB is a giant, so he looks massive next to her, he must be 9 1/2 inches at least! He is huge!
 

Darkmaster743

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Do Koi get sick, And are there like fish vets? Ive never really thought about that until now c: You should get some photos up of your ponds :cool:
 

jenna

Adult Gecko
Yeah, they're pretty cool. And thanks Jenna, the female tangerine enigma is about 7" long, she's always been naturally small. And the male SHTCTB is a giant, so he looks massive next to her, he must be 9 1/2 inches at least! He is huge!
Ya he does look massive. So leos dont get that big then? Unless they are some kind of giant.
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
They are generally pretty hardy, but they can catch finrot, hookworms etc.. But if they do you generally don't need to go to a vet, I don't think there are fish vets lol, you would just look up the symptoms online and buy some medication online or in a tropical fish store and isolate the sick fish, and add medication to the water. I'll get some photos tomorrow, but this winter and summer me and a couple of freinds are planning to expand it to almost 3x what it is right now.
 

Rylee

Adult Gecko
3 Year Member
Ya he does look massive. So leos dont get that big then? Unless they are some kind of giant.
Yeah, they usually are withing the 7 1/2 - 9 inch range, but giants\super giants tend to get around 9 1/2 - 10 1/2 inches, but the biggest on ever recorded was a tremper albino named Godzilla, he was\is 11 inches! I think he was owned by Geckos, Etc.
 

jenna

Adult Gecko
Yeah, they usually are withing the 7 1/2 - 9 inch range, but giants\super giants tend to get around 9 1/2 - 10 1/2 inches, but the biggest on ever recorded was a tremper albino named Godzilla, he was\is 11 inches! I think he was owned by Geckos, Etc.
Wow cool. I think my male tokay is about 8 or so. I cant wait untill he reaches 12-14!!
 
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