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jsm11482 03-22-2011 08:37 PM

Discus 1 Eating Eggs From Discus 2
 
Two Discus' in my 90gal appear to be BFFs. But one will lay eggs on the glass and then later on I catch the other one eating them. They are always hanging out together so I don't understand why the other one would be so mean. I don't know if the other one is male or female.

Any ideas?

Plumkin 03-23-2011 12:07 AM

do you see the onte thats eating the eggs fertalizing them even or just eating them as she lays them

jsm11482 03-23-2011 07:52 AM

No, the other one just floats there and watches as she lays the eggs. Then it will start pecking at them and eating them right in front of her! Pretty rude actually.

Plumkin 03-23-2011 11:49 PM

sounds pretty rude i agree!! what a stinker you got there

Mikaila31 03-23-2011 11:55 PM

IMO sounds like you have two females.... or one uninterested male?(unlikely lol)

jsm11482 03-24-2011 06:07 AM

I'm thinking the same thing but they love each other anyway!
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Christople 03-24-2011 10:54 AM

thats odd

novakovich 04-09-2011 04:23 PM

I had 2 pair of discus out of 7 that spawned countless times. Even when a pair was in its own tank, the eggs got eaten and I was never sucessfule in getting fry. I tried everything. BTW, I am certain that both pair wer M/F. Good luck and keep trying!

MadeInHell 07-10-2011 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsm11482 (Post 626342)
Two Discus' in my 90gal appear to be BFFs. But one will lay eggs on the glass and then later on I catch the other one eating them. They are always hanging out together so I don't understand why the other one would be so mean. I don't know if the other one is male or female.

Any ideas?

Try feeding them as she's laying eggs, might distract the other one! :-)

jonelletx 09-16-2011 09:44 AM

Discus's breeders
 
It's interesting to read your posts. I am new with Discus but would love to breed when they mature. It is hard to find information or people who are interested in Discus.

I have several different colors with a total of 8 Discus in a 125 gal. tank. PH is 6.4 temp.84 deg. Am I doing ok? Should I only have one color or what?

jonelle texas


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