|Newcomers to breeding swortails|
Subject: Newcomers to breeding swortails
by Saphire on 2012/2/14 13:42:31
We purchased kohaku koi swortails females a few months ago at an auction. The notice on the bag said they were kind of rare.
Notice also mentionned that males were unable to reproduce, that females had to be inseminated by regular males producing only 40% kohaku fish per drop.
We googled the name but there doesn't seem to be a lot of info on this particular variety.
So knowing this, we are trying to figure out how to best procede to save as many fry from the main tank. Main tank also contains 1 green female, 1 regular mickey mouse female, 1 mickey kohaku female and a hifin red wag male, 1 mystery baby and the 6 surviving babies from our second birth. Koi male commited suicide 3 days ago trying to swim up the filter waterfall... :(
Tank is mildly planted(still working on that): has a big chunk of java moss, a few small java ferns, a few patches of hemianthus and a bunch of vallineria.
Our females usually drop every 4 to 5 weeks. The smaller one will drop in the isolator but the big girl refuses to drop unless she is with the general population in the main tank.
We have set up a seperate growing tank for the fry and currently have about 20 of them in it.
2 days ago, I come home from work to find my Hubby fry fishing. The big girl had started to drop and was now in isolation. We got 11 young out of the main tank.
It's been 48 hours and she still looks very round. We put her back in with the others and are waiting to see what happens next.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.