Well I have a male and female discus and the female have just spawned on the filter but the Male just seems to go nowhere near the eggs and the female just keeps fanning them. There is a rule of thumb to follow. I have had successful spawns in regular tap water, which here is about 7.2, I guess I'll he'll have to practice some more. ... Discus eating her own eggs .Male Discus eat. 4. If your discus spawns are hatching at low rates, the first thing you should do is make your tank’s water softer. It will not be difficult to obtain the names of dealers and breeders, and importantly, the impression of others, as to their integrity. SimplyDiscus > Main Discus Topics > Breeding Discus > Male not Fertilizing Eggs. It is not uncommon for two young females to pair up together, so don’t assume just because two of your young fish are together and one is laying eggs, one is a female and the other a male. I'm curious to see how the eggs do, that will answer some of my questions as far as water parameters. Conduct an egg to young 5-6 cm fry is a little bit more complex. If you have a discus lay eggs but the eggs never hatch there is a good chance that you have 2 female discus. Are you able to chat lhforbes12? 2. Sorry to keep hornin in on your thread lora .......... but i guess we can learn together. If they do not clean a spawning place, all the gesturing is just a dominance contest. They don't last more than a day or two. After a day or so all is well again. or fertilized eggs are desired. I measure TDS for this since GH and pH do not move the same and the test are far less accurate . lora. AHHHH. Unfertilized eggs or defected eggs will turn white within 24 hours. You must reduce the water changes to reduce the stimulation of spawning. A good source of Discus can often be located through one's local aquarium society. Discus is not a very easy fish to keep, and breeding them in aquariums is even harder. The female isn't agressive towards the male or anything. You are doing water changes with colder water and higher pH which is stimulating the female to spawn, but she should not be laying eggs at 11 cm she should still be eating. check out the. The water in thier tank is exactly the smae as other pairs that are getting a good hatch rate. We’ve known Rick and Amerie for ages. I wish to once again stress the importance of keeping your Discus in soft water. I have already lost 5 batches of eggs as they go white and the female just eats them. A less expensive alternative to getting a discus pair is to purchase 12 or more of the same discus strain/color when they are young. Aquarium size for Discus (Symphysodon) WYSIWYG: this is a What You See Is What You Get item. This is Nicole is your not able I have sent you a message. Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2021 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. While the male discus will swim around the eggs in order to fertilize them and keep them safe. Click here to see several more pictures of the Royal Purple Discus . Water parameters are not an issue, the problem is with the male. Origin: The ancestors of this Discus lived in the Rainforests in the Amazon in South America, but this fish were raised on a famous fish farm. try 1 drop of 37% formaldahyde per gal of water! I'm new to discus and have recently acquired a pair of red scribbelt stendkers. When I had an Angelfish pair lay eggs...the first time they ate the eggs, so when next time they laid the eggs I removed the slate an put it in a seperate tank where I put a bubble stream of air and I removed any white eggs...I did loose a great percentage of the eggs, but did get many to hatch...My point being if the parent fish are not properly caring for the eggs...(stay close and … It's quite funny to watch. The oxygen levels in your tank are low. The shop I go them from said they spawns in store and the male ate the eggs shortly after. < The eggs should not need a water change for the three days it will take the eggs to hatch. 3. I have managed to get a few wigglers, but they don't seem to be "sticking" to the breeding cone. The female Discus will swim over the spawning site and deposit her eggs in rows, and they male will swim behind her and promptly fertilize them. This means that the eggs are fertilized, between the eggs there can also be some white ones, which indicates that they are not fertilized, the parents will remove the unfertilized eggs themselves. As evident, the fish that lays eggs is the female, while the one that goes over the eggs to fertilize them is the male. Try lowering your water hardness to around 100 to 200 microsiemens. One male takes turns fertilizing the eggs of alternating females on a weekly basis*w3. This was spawn number 9. 6. Please let me know what you all think. I am using a mix of R/O water and tap water, and running peat moss through the filter. 48 hours after being deposited, fertilized eggs on the other hand will begin showing wiggling fry tails. When I put the cone back in the tank, they start fighting. I put them in a breeding tank and will see how it goes. I have a pair of Snow Whites that spawn on a regular basis, at least 8 times now, the problem is the male is not fertilizing the eggs, he makes the motions, but the eggs turn white. A few days before she lays her eggs, the female develops a short tube, or ovipositor, just in front of her anal fin. Discus fish take care of their eggs Discus fish eggs. Otherwise someone is going to have to explain him a thing or two ;) Nobody panic, what I mean is If you have a proven male you can place in the tank with the couple maybe a little bit of jealousy is the key here!:D. Name: Discus Family: Cichlidae Size: 6 inches Care Level: High maintenance Minimum Tank Size: 3 feet (36 inches) Temperature: 25 to 28 degrees Celsius Water Conditions: Soft to medium (4.0 to 7.0 pH) Diet: Omnivorous Tank Size: 25 gallons Temperament:Highly social All my rams and discus have spawned in my tap water [7.6 ph /2-3 KH /9 GH with a TDS of 350+]. 1. After a day or so all is well again. Water parameters are not an issue, the problem is with the male. You can determine the sex of your discus accurately by paying close attention to the fish during spawning. An accurate way of determining their sex, however, is when they spawn. The male looks as if he is fertilizing the eggs, but they still turn white, which makes me think he's not doing his job. The male then swims over the eggs to fertilize them. I wonder if the female thinks the male ate the eggs and is giving him heck for it. The parenting Discus will even pick off and consume the unfertilized eggs to eliminate the chance of disease spreading to healthy eggs. ... Discus Forums > The Amazon Tank > Breeding Basics > Male eating eggs as laid. View Full Version : Male not Fertilizing Eggs. How to encourage discus to lay eggs. 09-10-2006, 09:24 AM. Theoretically speaking, male Discus are duller in color and have more patterns on them than the female. Some males only make the run after every two or three egg laying runs. I have a 90g with 6 Discus. reply #3. dannypj. Do you think I have an infertile male, or should I let them keep trying? ... laying took place but the male has not fertilized, I think n 7/8 months, I will ask the small local breeder who provided me. If they are young discus, I would give them another chance before taking the eggs and hatching them yourself. The fish that lays eggs is obviously the female. As i write this my male PB is fertilizing the eggs laid by my BD. 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