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Discus breeding (D/l warning)


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Hey guys

Well caught my discus breeding today and actually managed to have a camera at hand.

This is their 2nd time, it is a community tank so I have no hope of them surviving but fun to watch all the same.

Here are the pics.

The blue diamond is the male, and the snakeskin is the female.

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Dad doesn't like me taking pics and kept blocking me

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Laying

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Dad charging me

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Doing their stuff

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Eggs

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Tending and Guarding

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Mum looking after eggs, Dad hating me

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Hope you like :)

Cheers

Dan

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Thanks Lepperfish and Vis.

Unfortunately, something ate them when the lights went out :)

Wasn't expecting much from them to begin with in a community tank.

you wouldnt have bristlenose by any chance?

they love driftwood and the protien of the discus eggs.

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Thanks fishkid951, charmer and mattyr

Yep I have bristlenoses in there with them.

Also have rams, SAE, whiptails, cherry shrimp, ghost shrimp, ottos, cardinals, rummy noses, bolivian rams.

Probably missed a few.

Cheers

Dan

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  • 3 weeks later...

nice collection of fish you have too. Out of interest...how dop the cherries and glass shrimp go with all your fish? I recently got some cherries and they are in a species only tank but may move some into my discus tank after they have bred a few times and my population increases.

I have heard that leaving a light on at night(just the room light no need for the tank light) should help keep the discus guarding all through the night. Just something to thin about,,...

Goodluck with next time. Your pair look greaT

PS. I recently had 2 discus pair and lay eggs but no fertilisation. iI dunno if they are both females.

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Cheers Willy Wombat :)

fishkid951

The shrimp do fine. I think because its a heavily planted tank, its a 4 foot tank so lots and lots of hiding spots and room to run away and also the discus have terrible aim.

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When I first introduced them I let the shrimp swim to the bottom and the discus did show interest but when they tried to peck, terrible aim and quick shrimp and now they've caught on and left them alone.

I don't have a night light for them.

The cherry shrimp breed really easily.

I've got some growing up in bn breeding tank that I plan to introduce when they grow up a bit.

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Hey cheers Jeppry

Cherry shrimp are pretty readily available.

Post a WTB in the classified and i'm sure someone will point you in the right direction.

I'm in WA.

My cherries came from your side of Aus.

But LFS seem to stock them now, pretty cheaply as well. I've seen 4 for $35.

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:clap Well done mate you must be stoked. Your tank looks fantastic. Thanks for shareing.

I have a few Questions...

Do you run a UV sterilizer?

What substrate and lighting are you using?

Cheers

Todd.

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Cheers mr troph and Imbie

Todd,

I don't run a UV sterilizer.

The substrate is Eco-complete, lighting for that pic are just dual T5 lights.

Since then I've gotten another T5 lights.

Can do fine without it but I've chosen to get another dual so I can keep harder to keep plants requiring high light.

Cheers

Dan

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What type of discus are they??

As the srimp live in the same tank

No wonder they beed well they are full of discus eggs!!

Leave a low light on will help but not much will be left with breeding in with the rest of the fish

Got to say cool tank

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Cheers dobbin4.

Not fussed if the eggs don't make it.

They are there for display, i'm not trying to breed them :)

The blue one is a blue diamond. The one with patterns is a snakeskin.

Cheers

Dan

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