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Discusgirl18 12-02-2007 07:43 PM

How to soften water and help with discus!
 
My discus keep laying eggs and they end up getting white mold looking stuff on them and then my discus just eat them. It about 3 days when the eat them. I think they keep dying and need help. My water is really hard and I need to know what to use to softn it please help. Thank you.

Lupin 12-02-2007 08:40 PM

Re: How to soften water and help with discus!
 
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Originally Posted by Discusgirl18
My discus keep laying eggs and they end up getting white mold looking stuff on them and then my discus just eat them. It about 3 days when the eat them. I think they keep dying and need help. My water is really hard and I need to know what to use to softn it please help. Thank you.

Is one of your discus a male? You do not need to soften your water just for this case. A lot of discus breeders breed them even in hard water.

Discusgirl18 12-02-2007 10:04 PM

They are male in female. They do a great jod taking turns to take care of the eggs but the eggs keep dying and they have been laying for a month now. There in a 46 gallon tank and lay there eggs on a huge rock.

Lupin 12-03-2007 12:06 AM

I noticed you said "white mold stuff". Those are fungi developing on them. I'd suggest, if they are in the main tank, placing them in another tank and dosed with methylene blue the tank water there to prevent fungal developments.

Discusgirl18 12-03-2007 12:15 PM

Well after 3 days that white stuff start to grow on them and then the discus eat the eggs. So what kinds of meds could I use to treat this? Because I dont have any other tanks I can put them in and with christmas I dont have much money to buy a new one right now.

Lupin 12-03-2007 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Discusgirl18
Well after 3 days that white stuff start to grow on them and then the discus eat the eggs. So what kinds of meds could I use to treat this? Because I dont have any other tanks I can put them in and with christmas I dont have much money to buy a new one right now.

Methylene Blue. It's risky for the biological filtration though which could cause mini cycles. Is it possible for you to wait instead until you can get another tank? I don't want your discus struggling with the water conditions going warped if this does happen.:blueworry:

Discusgirl18 12-04-2007 07:24 PM

ok well thanks for the help!


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