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Byer Koi Farm is a UK Koi Farm based in Hertfordshire. We sell Koi Carp, Koi Fry, Small Koi, Tosai and Nisai

Fry harvested!

We spend today harvesting both fry ponds outside, and the good news is...  we have a few thousand fry from Elle which is a result I'd have happily taken a couple of months ago. It's enough to see the brood set combo performance, which will give me some intel before I decide on pairings for next year.

In the other fry pond, we found a few fry from the last shiro spawning.  Most turned out to look like kohaku's - and there were a few shiros.  Perhaps 10.  Not a great result...  we should have harvested thousands!  But casting the mind back to when I moved the hatchlings to the pond - the pond was not in a good state to receive them and it's interesting that I've had any fry grow to a harvestable size.

I will take some pics of the shiro's when I get a chance, but here are a few pics and video from the day.

You might remember some pics from last winter, of us carving out a new bed to run along size the ponds - well, it's in full bloom and looked great today with the sun brining out the colour the flowers so nicely

And, some video of the newly harvested kohaku fry:

Early indication on the fry quality.... the head shapes are interesting in a good way; and different to my other fry.   I can see their dad's in the head shape.  Looks to be a good proportion of fish with white fins.  The aspect that's a more of a concern is the proportion with a white nose- I couldnt see any!  And that would be a problem.  They're smaller than I would typically review for first selection so we'll grow them on for a few weeks and then have a closer look.

I'm at the All England show tomorrow and I'll let you know how I get on.