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    I have a very prolific breeding pair. I know they are a pair because they have layed eggs several times in the last 6 months. The eggs hatch and when they become free swimming they do not feed off of the parents. This is very frustrating. Any thoughts?

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    What kind of discus are they?

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    Not great at strains. Here is the male

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    That's why I asked. Newly hatched discus don't have real good eyesight and rely on the parents turning dark in order to find them and feed. PB's don't darken, making it difficult for the fry to find them.

    What size tank are they in? What kind of filtration? My pairs are in 20g tanks. In the past, I have tried lowering the water level and keeping the lights off. A few days ago, I was reading a very old thread (Can't find it now) and someone said they removed the sponge filter for a few days until the fry attached, and someone else recommended placing a white sock or pantyhose over the filter.

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    Default Re: Breeding Pair Not Feeding

    in a 20 gal with a hang on back filter and a sponge filter. When they spawn i remove the hang on back.

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    Any twitching from the parents?

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    I think so yes.

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