Koi Rescue
Phoenix Arizona

Shubunkin Spawn and fry

Its the early part of the year again, and I caught my shubunkins spawning. I pulled some string algae and water hyacinth out of the pond that had eggs on it and hatched them.

A lot of bring shrimp later and I had about 30 or 40 shubunkins. They develop color a LOT faster than goldfish do, plus have clear skin. Am not sure exactly who the parents were, but I have a big variety of goldfish and shubunkins in the pond so hopefully will get some cross breed interesting ones.

I had them in a 10 gallon tank on my back porch. They started dying off for unknown reasons even though I was changing the water regularly and not overfeeding.

I pulled the remaining fry out and snapped this picture, then dumped them in my little cinder block pond. A couple died right after that getting stuck in the pump's intake screen, but have seen a few of them surviving amongst the other larger shubunkins.

I'll need to drain the pond and clean it sooner or later, will try and get some pictures of them at that time.