Yellowfish Spawning

Yellowfish Spawning

Yellowfish Spawning: When Do Yellowfish Spawn? Spawning Information On South Africa’s Yellowfish An Introduction To Breeding Yellowfish Yellowfish Spawning: Yellowfish spawn, generally, after the first heavy rains of the Yellowfish season. The Yellowfish start moving into shallow water at the start of Spring/Summer when the water reaches 16 degrees celsius. They move into these more shallow, warm waters not only to feed, but also in preparation for spawning, which normally takes place after the first heavy rains or sparsely, between October and February. The spawning season is a long and drawn out affair, and depends heavily on the amount of food available, good rains, and a good flow of water of shallow gravel bottoms in-between rocks. When Yellowfish spawn, please try and avoid those areas. Many fishing venues in South Africa will warn you about the areas where spawning occurs. It is best to stay clear of these spawning spots, and it is bad to fish for Yellows during the spawn. The Yellowfish Spawning Process The Yellowfish species of South Africa will start spawning when the conditions mentioned above are perfect, and when the water temperature reaches 19 degrees celsius. The Yellowfish move in loose shoals of around 25 – 40 fish when they spawn, and can often be seen “finning” in numbers in the shallow spawning grounds.The ideal conditions mean that spawning can take place, and future generations of the beautiful Yellowfish can start their journey to adult hood. This journey takes 4-7 years or so, by which stage the Yellowfish becomes sexually mature and is able to breed. The fish are usually around 30cm at this stage....

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