Each spring brings about spawning season at Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery. Breeders are injected with hormones and left to spawn on breeding mats (video of this process coming soon). However a few fish do not spawn on the mats when planned. These fish must be “stripped” of their eggs and milt, with the two then […]
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Koi Spawning Season is Here!
By Casey LeFever on May 28, 2012 in Koi
The weather has finally stabilized, and one of our favorite times of the year has finally arrived…spawning season. This is the time of year when we spend long, tiring days bringing in all of our brood stock from the mud ponds, pairing the males and females for spawning, and eventually putting the fertilized eggs out […]