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post #1 of 15 Old 09-12-2010, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Lightening Strikes Twice! Now I have two pairs of spawning Discus!

I keep a 100gl Discus display tank. I had 6 Discus, two of which are a spawning pair. A few weeks back I added two more Discus to the tank. Yesterday they surprised me by spawning right in the middle of a feeding. So, out of eight Discus I now have two spawning pairs! The attached video is a little blurry as I went running for the camera and didn't get it set up properly, I was too excited to think straight. I'm thrilled. I think I'm going to rename my tank. Instead of "Discus Display" I'm going to start calling it "The Love Shack".

My Blue Diamond and Red Turquiose doing "The Dance":

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post #2 of 15 Old 09-12-2010, 06:08 PM
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lucky....congradulations ... i would be ecstatic as well ... you just needed to mix it up a little and presto huh? ..pic???...ADIOS...
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post #3 of 15 Old 09-12-2010, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Pics and Vids are under my aquarium tab under my user name to the left.
Yep, I'm pretty happy. Not because I have any intentions on raising any fry but more because I know they are happy and comfortable in my tank and I'm doing "right" by them.

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instant success...i like the vid ....i would love to see the outcome of fry...and thanks for that perspective i often forget that due to the fact that i work in the pet trade...happy fish make happy peoples...ADIOS...
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Yay!! Good for you Kym. Your fish are beautiful.

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You must have magic water over there. Congrats on your happy fish, Kymmie.
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You must have magic water over there. Congrats on your happy fish, Kymmie.
I know, I get my water from the same place Byron does.
Thanks for the kind comments. I love my fishies!

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Wow, that's so cool! Hopefully soon you'll have little baby Discus swimming around. You can make some good money selling the youngsters. It'll help pay for your fish addiction. LOL

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How cool. That was perfect timing huh..it's rare to catch nature at its best. Congratulations! Nice tanks and discus too..I think I will talk my husband into a yellow fellow.

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How cool. That was perfect timing huh..it's rare to catch nature at its best. Congratulations! Nice tanks and discus too..I think I will talk my husband into a yellow fellow.
Danielle- Are you already keeping Discus? I think I read somewhere that you were but don't see it listed under your aquariums tab.
I know this is going to sound REALLY geeky but I keep track on the calendar when they spawn.
(meaning my first mated pair, not the two new ones) Based on the number of days on the calendar and the way they flutter at each other I know *almost* exactly when it's going to happen.
I've gotten good enough at predicting that four of my friends have been over to see it.
All of my friends call me a fish kook but they are just as entralled watching these fish as I am.

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