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    Thread: Does this mean my Koi are mating?

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      Does this mean my Koi

      Does this mean my Koi are mating? If not what is causing this?
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      Last edited by Linda Simon; 08-09-2022 at 10:29 PM.

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      Linda, Can you describe what you are seeing? From the picture it looks like thereís a small amount of foam near the back and some white cloudiness in the water on the right. But it doesnít really convey what might be happening in the pond that you are concerned about. Oh, and it looks like itís raining out.

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      Itís not raining that is the Aeration and fish food, I just feed them. It is white pockets of foam.

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      Does it smell fishy? Normally it is a lot more foam than that
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      Normally if koi spawn, you would see a lot more foam than that. If you only had a small number of fish, and they were just barely old enough to spawn, then perhaps there would not be much foam.

      Another possible cause is that if you have a bit more fish load (many big koi, heavily fed) than your filters can adequately handle, the surface can get foam.

      Foaminess is more common on days that have cooled off substantially, especially in the morning. Warm air causes bubbles to expand and pop, resulting in less foam. But if water is warm from multiple hot days, and then the weather cools off a lot, then when bubbles form in the warm water, they do not expand, because the air temperature is cooler. So bubbles don't pop readily, which results in more foam. But seeing this is August and you are also in Oklahoma, I seriously doubt that is what is happening.

      There can be other sources of pond load: Old leaves that have not been removed, frog spawn, a dead frog, turtle, or other animal.

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