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Jason 07-11-2007 11:30 PM

Discus breeding
 
I have just discovered Discus eggs in my tank and the two Discus fish I have are huddled besides them very protectively, fending off any other fish that come near.

Can anyone help with advice on how I can proceed to ensure they survive to adulthood.

I know absolutely nothing about the subject, so any information anyone can provide would be most welcome.

Thanks :D

Jason

tangy 07-12-2007 12:26 AM

i know once they hatch they are left alone with the parents because they feed on their body slime. hope it helps

Lupin 07-12-2007 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by tangyman
i know once they hatch they are left alone with the parents because they feed on their body slime. hope it helps

Ditto. Leave the fry with their parents.

herefishy 07-12-2007 10:38 PM

The fry will feed on the mucous from the parents for a period of tome, 2-3 weeks. They can then be fed infusoria and baby brine shimp. be careful to maintain the temp between 82-86 degrees Farhenheit. Remove any power filters that may ingest the fry. Finely crushed flake food may be fed at about 10-12 weeks. Watch for fast growers, larger fry have been known to canniblize the smaller brethren, though I have not had that happen in a very long time. Keep water clean with frequent, adequate water changes. Aged water is best. good luck and congratulations.

tangy 07-12-2007 11:41 PM

lupins just jealous cause i got here first. :wink: btw hope the fry are fine


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