Fish Breeding - Breeding Discus
Breeding Discus - 3 Ways to Encourage
by Rob Clarke
you have a mature pair of discus fish that have shown
an interest in each other but there not laying any eggs.
The most important factor in discus breeding in the water
quality, make sure it is soft, acidic and clean. If you
have this water, your most likely stressing over why there
isn't hundreds of eggs in the tank. If you have discus
ready to lay eggs there are a few ways in which you can
give them a helping hand.
The first way you can tempt them to lay is to feed a rich
diet of frozen bloodworms for about a week. Feed it everyday
as well as their other meal. This should condition the
female and get her ready to breed. Other foods that are
good for breeding discus are white worm, adult brine shrimp
and chopped up crab sticks or prawns. Make sure you buy
frozen food as there is less chance of disease.
Another way to encourage your discus to breed is by doing
a 25% water change but drop the temperature by a couple
of degrees of the water going in. This imitates there
natural habitat and can trigger spawning. This is a little
trick I use on all my young pairs when trying to get them
to spawn. Make sure all the pH and hardness is the same
making only the temperature different.
The third trick in getting your discus to breed is by
separating them for a couple of days before reintroducing
them. To do this you can add a tank divider or move the
male to another aquarium. Make sure the female gets plenty
to eat when the male is away. When you reintroduce the
discus just keep a close watch over the next 24 hours
as males have known to be aggressive towards the female.
They should start the courtship over the next couple of
days and hopefully lay eggs after.
There are more ways to encourage your discus to breed
as well as many more tips on breeding and caring for discus
fish on my site www.discus-fish-secrets.com
About the Author
Rob owns Discus Fish Secrets website helping begginners
and advanced fishkeepers with discus problems including
keeping and breeding them. Please visit the site for more
information on breeding discus.