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coralbandit 06-18-2013 05:17 AM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
so same show but new episode.There are eggs today on slate.Here's hoping that with the new male there will be different,or better results.
The original male has adjusted to his life in the 180 just fine and it would seem clear that the bold red universe is "all good" in the 55 with the female.
We'll see?

coralbandit 06-19-2013 05:31 AM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
So kind of suprised,but eggs are gone this a.m.(eaten I'll assume).
I have no immediate need for this tank so I'll give these two some time to see if they get it right,but it would seem raising discus is not in my future.

Auban 06-24-2013 07:14 PM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
before you give up, why not try artificially raising some? i know its more rewarding to see the fish do everything as nature intended, but its not easy to raise discuss fry without their parents, and you have nothing to lose.

raising them artificially would be quite a challenge. with your level of devotion, i think your up to it.

snowghost45 06-24-2013 08:31 PM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
I saw your pics. Good for you trying to raise them. They are beautiful fish. How do you keep the plants in the flower pots? Are those just rocks in them? Great idea with no gravel in the bottom of the tank and your water is so clear!

coralbandit 06-25-2013 04:25 AM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
Thanks Auban possibly I'll give it a shot?
snowghost the plants are in seachem flourite? They seem to do fine in the pots and when trying to raise fry it is usaully easier in bare bottom tanks.Many keep their discus bare bottom regardless due to them liking very clean water.It's kind of funny you say how clear the water is as when I switched the males I had to change the pH for 2 days to get it close to my 180,and then switch it back to 100% RO.Since that I've been dealing with green water in the discus 55.I change massive water(would anyways) but that doesn't help ,so I'm lights out for next coule days to see if it will help.
I also moved the plants into a 20Tall with my apistos.

coralbandit 07-08-2013 10:47 AM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
So the new pair is not as"productive" as the original pair.Being such a beautiful fish I have decided to move them up to the 180G and just enjoy watching them for a while.Possibly in time the original pair will get their act together/or spawn regulary in the 180 and I will try them again.But for now I really think they will be happier in the 180 with their other friends!I think I'm going to move my pearl gouramis into the 55 as I ended up with a pair.Or put the pearls in a 20Xtra tall(same foot print as 10G) and save the 55 for GBR fry!I have GBR eggs right now in one of my two tanks with GBR pairs.We'll have to see if the fry make it?If they do then the 55 would be a great grow out for them!

coralbandit 08-16-2013 02:54 PM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
The pair were moved back to the 55gl last week.To shake things up they are not alone in the 55gl.Now they have my two large female kio angels(moved so 4 new{smaller} could catch up) and my odd male gbr as the other 4 are in seperate breeding tanks.
So they laid eggs last night and seem to be gaurding them well while the angels hang out on other end of tank.The ram really seems to be a ghost to others in tank and they pay no attention to him at all.Maybe with the addad stress they will do better? We'll see,I just can't watch them lay eggs every week and not do anything.Fingers crossed!

coralbandit 08-17-2013 05:47 AM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
Short lived effort as all eggs are gone this am!These two really make my head spin!

coralbandit 02-09-2014 04:33 PM

Re: New 120 Up And Running
And a follow up on these fish.The male died about 4 months ago,and even lost his substatute that I tried.But there always seems to another male to the others place and again with the original female I have discuc eggs in the 180.As I mentioned in the kio angel thread I got nowhere to place these guys for any official breeding effort so this is just brief update.Both the discus and angels laid eggs in the 180 today! Go figure how they timed this ,but they were both laying eggs at the same time on opposite ends of the tank.Maybe some day I'll try with these guys again,but having too much fun and sucess with the GBR and apistos.

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