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Successful Koi Breeding

August 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Breeding Koi

Paving the way to success in Koi breeding is simple if you follow some of the following advice that follows. Koi breeders must plan on how they will breed their fish, such as having a breeding and hatching pond, or allowing it to occur more naturally in the normal pond. How to deal with the amount of eggs that are laid and hatched can be a time commitment you must plan for. Finally consider how you will learn how to breed and care for you Koi parents and offspring.

You will find that Koi breeding has a steep learning curve. This is a life commitment in order to be a successful breeder. If you are ready and educated about the breeding process, you will find it full of rewards. Being dedicated to a routine, and organized are two top qualities a Koi breeder needs to posses.

Koi breeding will not be a moneymaker right at the start so you need to plan to have enough capital to get you through several months of living and breeding expenses. The work of Koi breeding can be tiring, emotional and nerve wracking. Feeding your breeding Koi means you must be up at night to feed the Koi, and change water as necessary so the eggs hatch correctly. You cannot enter into Koi breeding have-heartedly; it will require a deep commitment of time, money, and energy.

You will have major financial obligations as a breeder. You may be in the care of more than 10,000 Koi fish at one time. Making sure they are feed, cared for is a major undertaking. The logistics can be challenging if they are not planned out ahead of time. You will need to buy food in bulk. This will one make sure you do not run out of food, and allows you to save some money in your business by buying food at a discounted rate.

Food is a vital component of your breeding program. Always have plenty of food on hand. Set up your feeding system so that the Koi are feed at the same times each day. You will always know if you are short on food if you have a system in place. Don’t forget to budget for the food cost, which can be costly. Find a company that will allow you to set up an invoicing or payment system.

Many local water garden suppliers can also handle food purchases. You may also want to check online for better pricing, this may also allow you to pay by credit, which may help you keep your funds liquid for Koi emergencies. Local Koi dealers can also provide you with breeding parents, and pond supplies that you might want to see before buying. Always work with a local dealer in order to purchase your Koi parents.

Being smart about your will be the first step in paving the way to success in Koi breeding. Make a plan on how you will handle the fish during breeding, a feeding schedule needs to be created, and have a reliable company you can go to in a moment’s notice in case you need special food or have a food shortage.

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