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02-09-2014 04:33 PM
coralbandit
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.



08-17-2013 05:47 AM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

Short lived effort as all eggs are gone this am!These two really make my head spin!



08-16-2013 02:54 PM
coralbandit
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!



07-08-2013 10:47 AM
coralbandit
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!



06-25-2013 04:25 AM
coralbandit
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.



06-24-2013 08:31 PM
snowghost45
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!
06-24-2013 07:14 PM
Auban
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.
06-19-2013 05:31 AM
coralbandit
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.



06-18-2013 05:17 AM
coralbandit
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?



06-08-2013 02:49 PM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

OK here's how it's going down;I've been switching back their tank water since yesterday.Today the tank is very close to my 180.I caught the male and am acclimating him to 180.From the 180 I caught my bold red universe male(who battled with this male in the 180 before being seperated).I will introduce this other male to my very productive female in the 55g.We'll see how this goes?
I kind of was nervous about putting the pair(mostly male) back into a tank where there are ather dominant males so this was my not give up,keep trying approach.



06-07-2013 09:11 AM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

Eggs are eaten again,so these guys are comming back up to the 180g.I'll be acclimating them to new water all day today.
The good news is a pair of my GBR have laid eggs in there tank so I think I need to move their tank mates!(all GBR).The other GBRs will go into the 55 this week end,hope I can single out the parents from the other 4.



06-06-2013 09:17 AM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

Eggs on flowerpot again this a.m. So we will wait and see how long till they eat them(only predicting the consistent doom).I really don't want to give up on them especially if they are in breeding cycle again,but I have little hope for these two doing anything but laying eggs regulary.
We'll see?



05-30-2013 04:37 PM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

As of this evening they have eaten the eggs.I can't help but feel these two will never change and a possible relocation(back to the 180 community)is in their near future!I am a true procastonator on many issues so maybe they get another chance before I "get around to it",but feel they join the othe beauties and be seen more in my 180.We'll see and sorry everyone(again).



05-30-2013 07:03 AM
jamnigh
Re: New 120 Up And Running

Awesome!!!
05-30-2013 05:26 AM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

all eggs are still there and only one is white(was white right from the beginning.)Fingers crossed as it seems both parents are caring for the eggs so far.Should (if allowed too) be hatching tomorrow!Did 25% w/c replacing with 50/50 RO/DI and tap.



05-29-2013 07:11 AM
jamnigh
Re: New 120 Up And Running

I hope they make it this time!!! I'm excited for you!!!!!!!!
05-29-2013 05:37 AM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

Well I did not manipulate them(or at least have sucess) in the begginning of the month so just kept up on w/c and feeding(blood worms frozen).Eggs are on flower pot this a.m.Possibly just a random spawning or they are back to "work".I did scrub entire tank last weekend which has been something I noted doing just before a spawn before.Who knows and I will do nothing but monitor these two and make w/c as scheduled.2-3 days if the eggs are allowed to hatch,or I'll let everyone know if the parents eat eggs still(maybe they have "matured" alittle?).



05-02-2013 05:31 PM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

Pretty confident I could artificially hatch, but the feeding as williemcd said is really the crucial part of raising fry.They do best if fed from parents.They are on vacation right now as they breed aprox.30 weeks per year.I may try to stimulate them this weekend with cool 100% water change,and then pull fry(still clinging to slate) after they hatch.
These two have taken me beyond average breeding and probly explains my lack of sucess?
I've learned to be patient(as good things come to those who wait),but not afraid to make the right move(oppurtunity knocks but once........SOMETIMES!).
Thanks,
Tom



05-02-2013 05:24 PM
Berylla
Re: New 120 Up And Running

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Originally Posted by coralbandit View Post
That was in december of last year,they went right in and spawned the next day.I allowed them a month or so before I moved them into a 55g where they still reside today.No sucessfull fry yet ,even though they have probly layed eggs 20+ times(geussing,but they are all documented in thread).
OOps! Glad they did well! Must be frustrating to see then try. Have you checked out Hans' egg hatchery thingy? He can hatch and raise the fry without parents. It looks really cool and something a DIY'er could probably do.

Discus Hans artificial breeding pipe.....................
05-02-2013 04:58 PM
coralbandit
Re: New 120 Up And Running

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Originally Posted by Berylla View Post
I have discus too so I sympathize with your worry about about the transfer. If you have all your water lines plumbed in so that water changes are a snap, I think the risk is very minimal since you could do 1/4 tank water changes every day if the ammonia levels start to show. However, to be on the safe side, I would first have small fish and any cleaner fish you intend to have in with the discus if they have been fully QT'd or already with your fish for the first week.
That was in december of last year,they went right in and spawned the next day.I allowed them a month or so before I moved them into a 55g where they still reside today.No sucessfull fry yet ,even though they have probly layed eggs 20+ times(geussing,but they are all documented in thread).



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