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Why do koi jump?
« on: September 19, 2006, 10:28:19 PM »
Hi

Why do koi jump? I hear this question at least once per year, and often more. I have seen and heard a share of answers. Some good and sometimes questionable.

So, imagine, I am completely new, can you help me with these answers. In April this year I had a 40cm shusui jump out of my pond.

Why do my koi jump?
What can I do to stop them from jumping?
What can I do to prevent them from jumping?

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Re: Why do koi jump?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006, 10:37:55 PM »
BB,

Few things I can think for know as my tummy is still empty :P

Water parameters
Parasites
Diff water temp from where the new koi came form
Got spooked :o

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Re: Why do koi jump?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006, 11:57:40 PM »
I have noticed in a few friend's ponds is when it starts to rain the koi go crazy. I think its an animal instinct that when a huge thunderstorm is coming, its time to move for some shelter. Ive had my big kois jump, hit my net and come back down. And recently after the storm last week, i found a small koi stuck between the netting as it has possibly jumped. Some koi dont jump, but they poke their heads out of the water and jetski on the water surface like a dolphin! Scared the living out of me.

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