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Anyone has any idea why my Discus Fish eggs does not hatch?

It has been 14 times unsuccessful ...Aargh.... :fishGreen:

Twice they hatch but died within 2 to 3 days~!!!!

Help...............................
 

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is the pair isolated?
 

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My discus pair are isolated in a bare 3ft tank with a ceramic cone, 1 air stone and a black sponge filter bubbling lots of air into the water...
 

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Dear friend,
Discus fish lay eggs without much difficulty but they often eat them or the eggs do not hatch.
The reason could be one or a combination.
First of all you don't know if your pair is fertile.One of them or both.
Second is your ph lower than 7? Preferably it should be 6.5 to 6.8
Third are you sure that there is no strong current when they spawn which could take the sperm away from the eggs?Discus fish generally need good filtration but no strong currents in their environment.
Also,check the nitrate of your water.
 

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Very good advice,however,many people have created almost the perfect environment for their discus fish,including myself,but have not succeeded in bringing up discus babies.
To keep them alive and bring them up is the most difficult stage.I have become suspicious that real breeders have some more secrets about them.
Don't get disappointed,I think it's the most challenging task for a discus lover.Keep on trying!
 

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