Many koi enthusiasts eventually
become 'experts' at acquiring and caring for good koi and soon look
for new challenges in the hobby. These hobbyists invariably
find themselves trying a hand at koi breeding. And by 'koi
breeding' we don't simply mean waiting for your koi to spawn in the
pond and give you fry. We mean being able to control the
reproduction in such a way that a high yield of good quality koi fry
results from your efforts.
Koi breeding is not rocket
science, but it does entail a certain level of skill and
know-how, not to mention hard work and patience. Luck is also
needed, since one soon finds out that no matter how good the parents
are, not all koi fry are born to be future champions. In fact,
only a very small percentage is, despite good-quality parents.
But this is what makes koi
breeding exciting. Not everyone can be good at it. The
uncertainty that comes with it makes the prize of successfully
producing beautiful koi fry even much sweeter. And financially
rewarding too. In fact, many enthusiasts who eventually
realize that they are good at breeding koi soon find themselves
immersed in an enterprise doing what they love most - producing and
caring for beautiful koi and getting paid handsomely at that.
Well, who knows - koi breeding
might be for you. Below are some articles that deal with koi
breeding that we hope you'll take some time to read.
'Must Read' Articles for Koi Breeding:
CONSIDERATIONS IN KOI BREEDING
BASIC KOI BREEDING METHOD
THE DRY METHOD OF FERTILIZATION
MAINTAINING A KOI BROOD STOCK
NURSING KOI LARVAE AFTER HATCHING