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    Default How exiting !!! need guidence wasnt expecting this !!!!

    Hi Guys,
    5 days ago i purchased three discus and introduced them to my 320G planted aquarium just got home from work and knock me down withna feather i have eggs have no idea what to expect here expectation isnt high but if anyone can perhaps give a little guidence from here would be well appreciated !!!!

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    Default Re: How exiting !!! need guidence wasnt expecting this !!!!

    It's not uncommon for this to happen when a mature fish has the conditions it is kept in change dramatically. All you can do now is wait and see. Is there another fish hanging around this one? I've seen both female lay eggs alone and two females lay eggs together and afcourse what we all want a pair male/female pair. Only way to know for sure is if the eggs hatch. Just watch them. three things can happen: 1) they remain clear and hatch. 2) they turn white. 3) they get eaten.

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    Default Re: How exiting !!! need guidence wasnt expecting this !!!!

    Hi Rick,
    yes there is another fish hanging around i suspect its a male but a very young male, i hjave a third discus in the tank that is largest and the female was hanging around him, whilst the young male wouldn't allow him to come anywhere near her.

    what i have found is that those orginal eggs layed i suspect have been eaten whilst the pair didnt guard theem very well just arrived home and a new batch has been layed ...is this normal ??

    hope above makes sense !!

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    Default Re: How exiting !!! need guidence wasnt expecting this !!!!

    Then you may have a least two females.It is normal for females to go into a ''period"....whether egg layers or livebearers;with or without males.

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    oops

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    Default Re: How exiting !!! need guidence wasnt expecting this !!!!

    A female discus in cycle will lay eggs about every 7 days. If you have two full batches of eggs laid just a day or two apart they were laid by two different females. Having spawning success in a community tank is rare. Not because the fish can't spawn but because something in the tank will likely either eat the eggs or the fry. I'd just chill, enjoy the discus, and maybe figure out what sex the various discus are if you really want to go down that path.
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    Nothing to add except that is a beautiful fish!
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    Default Re: How exiting !!! need guidence wasnt expecting this !!!!

    Hi Guys, thanks for your input day two no eggs have gone white and the same two are guarding with a little more vigour and paying more attention, the site is never left uattended so perhaps they maybe on theeir way to hatching i still dont hold high hope even though tank is 320g there are varound 50 neons ready to pounce !!!
    either way its enjoyable to observe !!!

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