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my home bred Discus
« on: August 27, 2019, 03:11:23 pm »
Waiting for these to get down to making the next generation is killing me.
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 03:15:00 pm »
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 03:15:25 pm »
...sweet looking, Liz.....good luck !
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 03:16:01 pm »
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 05:30:14 pm »
...how old are they, Liz?
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 06:21:51 pm »
Over a year.  All I do is feed, change water and twiddle my thumbs while I wait for them.
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 06:35:26 pm »
Over a year.  All I do is feed, change water and twiddle my thumbs while I wait for them.

...couple dither fish?....put a bit of excitement in there ?
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2019, 07:35:31 am »
I've never heard of that working with Discus, Jon.  I think they'd move so fast that they're pick off all the eggs the moment they were laid.

There's another trick I've heard of, though.  You go for a long time before you change water, then do a very large cold water change.  It's has been used with success on wilds.  Supposedly, it simulates the dry season followed by the rainy season in the Amazon.  It's hard for me not to change water every day, though.
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 08:12:52 am »
I've never heard of that working with Discus, Jon.  I think they'd move so fast that they're pick off all the eggs the moment they were laid.

There's another trick I've heard of, though.  You go for a long time before you change water, then do a very large cold water change.  It's has been used with success on wilds.  Supposedly, it simulates the dry season followed by the rainy season in the Amazon.  It's hard for me not to change water every day, though.

I've heard of folks using a tray of ice cubes getting cories to go......just dump them in.....
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 08:17:21 am »
It's worth a try, thanks.
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 09:31:26 am »
...any action at all ?
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2019, 03:14:18 pm »
Alas, no.  All I can do is wait, wait wait, feed, feed feed, and change lots and lots of water every day.
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 06:29:17 pm »
Well?..... huh
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Re: my home bred Discus
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 09:10:08 am »
Didn't help.  Still waiting for the fish to do something.
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