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Old 01-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #11
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so question is what affects the growth of the fry ? I started these on frozen BBS on the 8th day after they were free swimming.

Also currently I'm feeding them just frozen BBS...any suggestions for different food ?
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:31 AM   #12
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defiantly remove the fry before they start eating the flesh of the parents lol. as for food; Google beef heart discus recipes. you can make your own food for them. from all i have read on simply discus, they grow out much better on a varied diet, 3 or 4 menu items is the norm. typically bbs (which you have started them on) beef heart mix, uh, freeze dried blood worms, black worms. you can try flake, but i have read that flake is more of a juvenile food than fry. i would do some reading at simply discus forum. it's really quite helpful.
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You should feed freshly hatched BS for better growth, then daphnia or any powder food. You can grind Tetra colour bites into powder form.
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Going to try to hatch BBS. Didn't have much luck last time. Does anyone know if a place that keeps Daphnia (I will check Oakville BA).

Another Q,

I have another breeding pair, just got 2 discus from Dragon Aquarium (i think 27th Dec) out of a tank with 20 of them. pretty decent size, so I kind of new it was a male and female when I got them but didn't expect them to pair. I want to have a planted tank , so wanted a good size fish.

So they laid eggs, I also wasn't paying attention to water quality. Most of the eggs were infertile (turned white) but now I have a few wrigglers (don't know how many but very few). So what to do ?

Planning to do nothing and just let nature do its thing but wanted to get some feedback.
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Check with Igor for some free Daphnia....see link below

https://gtaaquaria.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28141

Discuss are looking great!

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wow that's super awesome! Congrats!

what size of a tank did they breed in? I understand that discuses are really hard to care for.. I can only imagine how hard it will be for the fry..
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Kuopan, bred them in a 46 Gallon tank. It was a bit of an overkill but I think it helped me.No issues with the sponge filter being on as the cone was far away, water quality was decent, didn't do many water changes etc etc. I do use one of the pH buffer powders for the breeding pair (never really measured the pH but use a fixed quantity for every water change)

Once the fry were feeding on BBS, I lowered the water level to 50% and do daily water changes. Separated the parents to a 30 gallon, keeping them across a barrier as the male was becoming aggressive after the separation.

Generally these fish are quite hardy once they get settled in your home (am I making sense)...The only time I've lost discus is when they are new from the store....maybe becoz of my impatience to get fish from store, not having an established filter, bright lights etc (a few yrs back when I started with Discus).

Once they have settled in for a few weeks, they are just amazing. They run for the food, i do water changes once a week and are just magnificent.
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Very cool. I cannot wait to get my own discus, and start breeding them.
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cichlidspiro, I plan to keep like 6...so more than happy to share the remaining with interested people. I've committed to some people. Some of the fry have abnormal top fin, so I want to ensure that I have some good one for myself and the people I've committed.

Once I know the good ones remaining, I will let you know if you are interested.
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