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Kloubec Koi Farm

Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:03 pm

As part of the wet lab I attended this past weekend, we got to tour Kloubec Koi Farm. This is one of the largest Koi farms in North America with 84 acres of ponds. It was a pretty amazing experience to tour this facility and see how they do things. We were told they produce over 20 million koi each year.

http://www.kloubeckoi.com/

These are their Male brood stock.



These are the Female brood stock



One of their spawning tanks, these koi are 3 days old at this point (I think) they were scheduled to go out into a mud pond for the summer a couple days after we were there.



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Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:55 pm

Some of their Mud Ponds



Sorry for the shaking at the start



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Post by alexmtl on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:40 pm

Whoa that is quite the operation ! Huge facility and they are well staffed. This must have been a birthday present !! What a treat for you to be able to see and enjoy.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:13 pm

It was an experience for sure and what a dream job it would be for me. I have a bunch more video clips and pictures, I will upload some more tomorrow.

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Re: Kloubec Koi Farm

Post by Fores41 on Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:03 am

That will be great to see and would be a great place to visit. Steve for you and a few of us others a place like that would be great to work at. How many Fry were in that small pond do you estimate?
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Re: Kloubec Koi Farm

Post by Sbenson11 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:27 am

Fores41 wrote: How many Fry were in that small pond do you estimate?

They said but I can't remember, It was a 500G tank with the spawn of a couple of fish. So I'm going to estimate 10-20,000.

During May and June they strip females every 3-4 days. The fry stay in the hatchery for about 7 days, then they go out to the ponds and the process is repeated. They give them hormone injections the day before they are stripped and a sedative the day off. It seems kind of rough to me, but they say it's much safer for the fish then natural spawning.

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Re: Kloubec Koi Farm

Post by Sbenson11 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:48 am

Their tanks for walk in sales







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