The spawning carp: how, where and when?!
The behavior of carp is difficult to predict. Traditionally, this fish with the onset of the cold season is spent in the wintering pit, where and spends the winter along with catfish. Most individuals do. But Karpov is among those who even in the winter moves across the pond and is attacking the young of various fishes.
He usually wakes up after the ice melts. Carp is thermophilic fish, so spawning starts only when the water warms up. This usually occurs at a temperature of 18 degrees. At this time he rises from the deep pits, moves closer to shore, sometimes reaching the water surface.
As a place for spawning carp chooses the shallow, well warmed by the sun. It can also enter the channels with low flow or meadows, marshes. River carp are very picky and prefer to spawn only in certain areas of the reservoir. They can be at large distances from the usual habitats. Pond and lake carp spawn in the same places, and tench with the carp.
The first section of the spawn to the “scouts” males. This small group of fish exploring the place, and the next day, if anything suspicious was observed, there approach females.
Spawning typically from mid-may to early June. He carried parts. First spawn the small fish, then larger. The last spawn fish are giants that can spawn several times per season. Therefore, the spawning carp can even occur in August.
In addition, the spawning period differs depending on the habitat of the fish. This is due to the different time of warm water. Therefore, spawning in different regions may differ by 10-30 days. Depends on the period and time of day. Usually the carp spawning begins early in the morning, has not yet entered the sun, and ends approximately at 11 o’clock in the morning.
Spawning of carp takes place in several stages. Carp does not throw all the eggs at once. Throwing is done in a few days. Swept away by the female attaches the eggs on the stems of plants. Most frequently this plant is the cane. The development of eggs is around 10 days. Appeared fry behave the first time the still image and then begins active feeding.
After spawning, the carp goes on holiday and is situated at the bottom of the pond, so he’s in recovery, actively eating. During this period, the carp can become very successful.