Koi spawning - May 4, 2013

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    I keep my koi indoors during the winter and drain the pond. I started the pond up a couple weeks ago and brought out the koi last week. The females were fat with eggs. Saturday they spawned.

    This video shows the males chasing one particular dark silver female. 0:22 seconds long.

     
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    WOW!! That was great! If you kept the Koi outside in the winter, would they survive?
     
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    My pond is cement and too shallow. The ice would crack it, so I drain it. Even if I could keep water in, it's only 18" deep and a long cold spell would freeze it solid.

    Here's some pictures of building our basement tank and the finished product.

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    Those fish are beautiful!
     
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