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Frustration with discus:

Post  twocat on Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:51 am

I have 2 pairs that are breeding, one pair has not done anything for 45 days. I needed the space so I put them in a 90 gal community tank --- you know the story-- 20 days later they spawn. A massive spawn.


If I leave them in the community tank I will not get one fry. If I pull them along with the eggs they will probably eat the eggs but they may spawn again. There are too many fish in the tank to pull all of the other fish out of the 90 and leave the pair.


I guess I will pull the pair along with the eggs tonight and hope that they will not eat them

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Post  adowns99 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:26 pm

can you not artificially raise them like angel eggs mark? ive been having better luck with that on frank the plumbers advice. ive also been using the angels plus jars with success so far. just some ideas. better luck.
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Post  twocat on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:04 pm

they are not like angles, I do not think any will survive if I pull thm. I do not have any good choices.

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Post  adowns99 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:56 am

if you have nothing to loose id try something. just my .02
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Post  DavidZ on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:53 pm


Most things I've read say the babies must feed off their parents slime coast for the first few days after becoming free swimming. After a few days BBS can be fed but I think removing the eggs would not be successful.
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Post  twocat on Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:29 pm

They have to eat off of the parents slime coat.

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Post  adowns99 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:46 pm

shows what i know lol
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Post  jikin junkie on Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:43 pm

Insert a tank divider?
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Post  twocat on Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:45 pm

well, I took all of the angels out and the other discus. I put a second pair that have laid eggs in the past but do not seem to be active and I left for vacation. I came back a hour or so ago and the tank heater was no longer working. I replace the heater and went and got a divider for the two pairs in the tank.

When I arrived at home both pair now have fry. I will try it again and maybe I can get it right. I hope to see them attached to the parents tomorrow.

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Post  twocat on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:29 pm

Both sets of fry are starting to go free swimming. Both sets are also starting to attach to the parents.

I have BBS going and micro worms that I gave them around 3. Maybe I will get a good batch from these.
I will try to start feeding them about 4 or 5 x a day starting Monday.



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Post  adowns99 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:09 pm

good luck mark. i hope they make it this time.
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Post  twocat on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:17 pm

The fry are 1/2 dime size now and are still eating off of the backs of their parents. They were a little slow to eat bbs but they started eating bbs yesterday. I was starting to get worried. They seem to like the bbs because they are going to town on it. No deaths at this point. I will give them at least another week and then I will pull the fry. I think they should spawn again a week or two after I pull the fry. I have a lot of fry but they move around too much to count.

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Post  pacman5038 on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:48 pm

What kind of discus are they?
And grats. :-)
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Post  twocat on Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:58 am

pair 1-- red turk from William Palumbo in Chicago and a tangerine from a guy in Kentucky

pair2--red turk William and a pigeon

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Post  pacman5038 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:47 am

bet you are going to have some pretty fish. You plan on selling any of the fry? Im just over here in Peoria. Im frying out 5 discus fry right now about the size of my thumb nail. Going to get more when I can find them and at the right price.

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Post  adowns99 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:44 pm

come to the club meetings, and ill bet you might see a few givin away in our free raffles we do at the end of the meetings. i dont want to speak for mark about his discus, but i know ive given away some very nice expensive fish for free to other club members. come check us out.
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Post  pacman5038 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:57 pm

Ive been trying to make the meetings just havent been able to find someone to car pool with. Really going to try to be at the next one.
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Post  adowns99 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:41 pm

give me a hollar next time. the meeting will be at culvers in blm. they have that 1200 gallon reef tank in there thats awesome.
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Post  pacman5038 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:15 pm

yeah i eat there almost every monday when im in town for work. And it isnt because the food is great. I love that tank.
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Post  twocat on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:00 am

I separated the fry from their parents this morning. My guess is that I have 100 plus fry. I have not lost any fry as of today. With the fry in a smaller tank water changes should be much easier. It is my hope that the parents will lay again in a couple of weeks.

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Post  pacman5038 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:25 pm

how old are the fry? about how big?
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Post  twocat on Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:15 pm

3 maybe 4 weeks old and dime size.

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Post  pacman5038 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Do you have any plans on selling them? I like to buy at that size. Pics of the parents?
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Post  twocat on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:09 pm

I have too many to keep. I will sell some in the future but I want them to get to 1/2 dollar size. When I sell some I will give any club member a good price.

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Post  pacman5038 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:33 pm

ok just keep me posted. Ive got some now im growing out that are the size of my thumb nail. dont really like to get them much bigger than that. But if the price is right as they say. Very Happy
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