What temp do discus breed?
Make sure the temperature is above 82 F, it needs to be a warmer climate to try and coax them into mating behavior. Replicating the summer and therefore ‘rainy’ climate of the amazon is a common tool in breeding aquarium fish. The pH will need to be kept as close to 6.5 as possible and as stable as possible.
How many eggs do discus lay?
In a pinch, discus fish have also been known to lay their eggs directly on the vertical glass wall of the tank. Until the eggs are laid, the pair will intently clean the surface that they selected as the substrate. The females will position their breeding tube against the surface and lay up to 400 tiny eggs.
Can you breed discus in a community tank?
For Discus, breeding is instinctual and not emotional. Once you are reasonable sure you have a good pair (or you purchased a proven pair) it is time to set up a breeding tank. Many people will panic when, after keeping a group of discus in a community tank, they witness their first batch of eggs.
How do you breed discus successfully?
Discus Breeding the Easy Way – A complete Guide
- Change water everyday.
- Soften the water.
- Keep them in PH of 6.5.
- Keep water at 30 degrees celcius.
- Vacuum the bottom of the tank daily.
- Feed the fish as often as possible.
- Keep them in a quiet room.
- etc etc etc….
How long does it take for discus to breed?
Some strains of discus may tend to display different patterns on the male and female fish, but this is not guaranteed. Females usually mate at about 9 months of age, while males usually mate at 13 months.
How do I know if my discus fish is pregnant?
It is nearly impossible to distinguish male Discus from females. As spawning time approaches, the female’s abdomen becomes slightly enlarged because of the eggs she is carrying. A few days before she lays her eggs, the female develops a short tube, or ovipositor, just in front of her anal fin.
Why does my male discus eat the eggs?
The reasoning behind this is, they do not want to waste energy taking care of a poor batch that has a very low survivability rate. It is better for them to eat the eggs and spawn again soon and hopefully have a good clutch of eggs that is worth raising. You can remove the eggs to a separate tank and see how many hatch.
When is the right time to breed discus?
For Discus, breeding is instinctual and not emotional. Once you are reasonable sure you have a good pair (or you purchased a proven pair) it is time to set up a breeding tank. This is not an option, but rather a necessity.
Who are the best breeders of discus fish?
There are many reputable discus fish experts in the hobby including: Dr. Eduard Schmidt-Focke, Mr. Goh Eng Khoon, Mr. Jack Wattley, Mr. Andrea Andreas, Mr. Dickson Lim and Mr. Ricky Lim just to name a few. Once you learn how to breed discus fish successfully it is very rewarding.
Is it possible to mix and match discus?
You can mix and match pairings, and even force a pairing when necessary. For Discus, breeding is instinctual and not emotional. Once you are reasonable sure you have a good pair (or you purchased a proven pair) it is time to set up a breeding tank.
How big of a tank do you need for a discus fish?
Keep your discus fish in a spacious aquarium. Discus are unlikely to breed if they are kept in too small a container. Any discus tank should be at least 15 inches (38 cm) deep. Keep a pair of discus in a tank that can hold at least 50 gallons (191 liters).