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post #21 of 26 Old 07-22-2010, 12:35 PM
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Nice camera angle to see the process, Kym. Very interesting, thanks.

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post #22 of 26 Old 07-22-2010, 12:40 PM
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Very cool, Kymmie! I'm excited to see how well they raise their fry once the other fish are moved to the new 75g!
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post #23 of 26 Old 07-22-2010, 02:07 PM
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Here's the short video I took. Not the greatest quality as it was my first time using this feature on my camera. It takes a few seconds before the other half of the mated pair swims in and helps to do whatever it is they are doing to the eggs. I don't know which is the male or female. I hope someone who watches this video will be able to tell me?

Inga- The shoaling fish (inappropriate tankmates for discus to begin with-a major thump on the head to me!) in the 100 gl display will be moved to the 75 gl so my discus can enjoy uninterrupted time together.

rrcoolj- Not disappointed in their spawning behavior, just not prepared for it! I never thought I'd end up with a mated pair so I had no plans in place for this occurence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYWf8ikOEXk
I hear ya it's not easy doing the whole breeding thing. I would guese based on what I can see that the blue fish is the male by the shape of the breeding tube. IF you could get a closer video of the vent area or pictures than I could give you a more accurate guese.

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post #24 of 26 Old 07-22-2010, 04:21 PM
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Oh Kymmie they are so darn beautiful! Look how cute they are looking at their eggs and then looking around to make sure nobody comes by them. I LOVE their eyes. They have such huge...soft eyes. I am in love, totally!
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post #25 of 26 Old 07-22-2010, 06:14 PM
I wish I could breed discus!!!
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Oh Kymmie they are so darn beautiful! Look how cute they are looking at their eggs and then looking around to make sure nobody comes by them. I LOVE their eyes. They have such huge...soft eyes. I am in love, totally!
Thanks, Inga. I really love them too. They are very sweet with each other and if I ever get to that next stage they seem like they would be really good parents. I target feed them (as I know they don't want to stray too far from their eggs) and they each take turns coming up to the syringe for food. They don't leave the eggs unattended, ever. I'm not going to squish the eggs this time. I know the eggs will not be viable but I'll let them continue with their natural behavior. I'll have their inappropriate tankmates out by this weekend and after that job is done I'll start considering buffering their water so perhaps a future spawn can survive. Still on the fence if that's a road I want to drive down.

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