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    Thread: Is it possible to have Koi Spawning in April with SoCal weather?

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      Is it possible to have Koi Spawning in April with SoCal weather?

      Hi members,
      Have anyone successfully spawned their koi in late April in Southern CA? I plan to spawn an Ogata showa female with my two dainichi males in this year. I have done all the prep work, spawning tanks, tank of daphia, filter for spawning tank, and high protein tapia food. I want to give more time for fries to grow.
      With Southern CA weather around 75-80 in late April, will it possible for koi spawn early?
      If needed, I would add heater to raise temperature at night.
      What do you guys think?

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      What are your night air temperatures especially at daybreak?

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      I've had koi spawn on numerous occasions in early April here in Mississauga Ontario. I seriously dislike it when they do as the water is usually still pretty cold so if they have any damage I worry about them healing quickly.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Orlando View Post
      What are your night air temperatures especially at daybreak?
      April temperature at night usually around 60 F. I am thinking of using heaters to stabilize the temperature. What do you guys think?

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      May is more normal in OK, but mine did spawn in April once. I would think an April spawn in SoCal would be no problem (though sometimes the female may just not be ready). I doubt heaters would be necessary, unless you see a forecast of big temperature swings. Please keep us informed of the progress.

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      Quote Originally Posted by anguyen View Post
      April temperature at night usually around 60 F. I am thinking of using heaters to stabilize the temperature. What do you guys think?
      I would wait till your night temperatures are in the high 60s, not saying that April's full moon wouldn't be a good opportunity but then you would have to heat up the water some where 68 to 73 minimum. That would probably cost a good chunk of change I would wait till May like Matt said.

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      I've already separated my Ogata female in the spawning with a few koi reserved for contest in May. It is very round and full of eggs. However, I will put spawning rope in the main pond to see if spawning is happening to my other female koi in April.
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      Quote Originally Posted by anguyen View Post
      I've already separated my Ogata female in the spawning with a few koi reserved for contest in May. It is very round and full of eggs. However, I will put spawning rope in the main pond to see if spawning is happening to my other female koi in April.
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      So excited for you goodluck and keep us posted.

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