Posts : 465 Reputation : 10 Join date : 2008-04-02
Subject: Death of a Lovely Ogon Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:44 pm
Death of a home bred Ogon -
Alive and healthy at 08h00 - dead at 10h00 this morning. Not even breathing when I looked. So sad. 85 cm Really good ogon especially for a back yard special.
I think I am going to inject my females each year to get rid of the eggs.
Posts : 1482 Reputation : 0 Join date : 2008-06-30 Age : 67 Location : Malmesbury Cape Town
Subject: Re: Death of a Lovely Ogon Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:43 pm
Sorry, Very sad loss Chris We should start a debate on all the options to save the bigger females from egg retension. It will not replace your Ogon, but as hobbyist we should learn how to avoid this at all cost.
Posts : 1745 Reputation : 29 Join date : 2007-12-08 Age : 41 Location : Kraai Fontein, Cape Town Metropol
Subject: Re: Death of a Lovely Ogon Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:51 pm
Hi Chris, Sorry to hear about the ogon. Was the death due to egg retention? She does not seem that swollen.
Growing any koi from a small size to 85cm is a wonderfull achievement.