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    Thread: Spawning Questions

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      Spawning Questions

      Hi,

      I知 not breeding any koi. I知 curious about the cycle and have not found answers online.

      For young koi, 1-2 years old, do the females start producing eggs?
      If no spawning occurs, will they at some point in time release their eggs?
      Is egg bound condition due to health/environment issues?

      What age do koi instinctively know to spawn?

      Like if the female is mature with eggs, male is not ready, no spawning
      occurs. The females by nature discharges the eggs anyway?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bengalcats888 View Post
      For young koi, 1-2 years old, do the females start producing eggs?
      I think for the larger ones, probably yes at a year (though not many eggs). For 2 years, almost surely.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bengalcats888 View Post
      If no spawning occurs, will they at some point in time release their eggs?
      Usually not, though egg release can happen in rare circumstances without a male present.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bengalcats888 View Post
      Is egg bound condition due to health/environment issues?
      I don't know. I am not experienced with egg bound condition.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bengalcats888 View Post
      What age do koi instinctively know to spawn?
      Size might be a factor as well as age, but I have seen one-year-old males as small as 9" joining in flock spawns with older koi.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bengalcats888 View Post
      The females by nature discharges the eggs anyway?
      Usually not without a male (though in a naturally lake, there would almost always be males). In late summer, females may start consuming the nutrients from the eggs within their bodies. So they can grow a little faster if they don't spawn.

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