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    Default Re: Urgent, uncage or not? what to do now?

    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    By the Vids, The pair you have a is a BD X Pigeon.. The BD is darkening and sliming it... Pbs don't do that to the same extent and the fry are attracted to the darker BD.. Because they don't darken as non-pigeons do, Pigeons can be challenging to initially get fry to attach to. Odds are your male BD is going to be getting the brunt of the feeding which is another reason to suppliment with BBS. Eventually the BD may get frustrated when he tries to switch out with her and they will probably start fighting...something to watch for.

    Unfortunately, You should not decrease wcs, but increase them if you really want a good batch.

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    Incidentally I'm looking forward to seeing this batch grow as it fits with my thread here...

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    Hey Al,

    Does discus generally eat less when they are parenting? I removed the mom yesterday. The dad seem more relaxed, but seem like he's not eating much, only frozen bloodworms and only eat about total one cube a day, split into morning and afternoon.

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    He is probably a little stressed Jimmy. Hes focusing on single handedly raising fry. In time he will probably start eating more aggressively. Probably when you start the baby brine shrimp.

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    Default Re: Urgent, uncage or not? what to do now?

    Grats on your babies. Papa looks great!

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    Congrats Jimmy! Looking great! In the videos it looked like the male was a blue Diamond... I see now I was wrong... Its a snakeskin by the gill plate .. This should really be an interesting cross!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    Congrats Jimmy! Looking great! In the videos it looked like the male was a blue Diamond... I see now I was wrong... Its a snakeskin by the gill plate .. This should really be an interesting cross!
    Al
    Yes, now I remembered, it was a snakeskin that I was told. You ready for this? so I moved the female back to my main 120gal planted tank... there's another two in there that I couldn't tell if they are male or female yet. Well, after I moved the female Pigeon back, thing get a bit weird for a few days. One of the blue one always get beating by the other and now sadly been sitting on the opposite side of the tank for a few days. Came home today and saw the red pigeon has laid eggs again, obviously is having an affair after only separated from her mate less than week, that's mess up. I am unsure if this is a male or female, could be a lesbian situation here.

    As always, she definitely into the black intake, even before she always laid on this intake and this only... gezzz... Obviously this isn't going to work.

    Now I'm just worry about the lonely dude that hasn't been eating much and shy (turning super dark). I purchased 3x more juvenile (2.5"), but they are still in quarantine tank (going on 5th days)... Not sure if I should move them to the main tank so they can be friend with the loner. But since the new pair is spawning and probably too aggressive right? probably isn't a good idea.
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    Hey all,

    So the fry is growing good, been feeding it BBS twice a day. I've been noticing about half of them swim straight up most of the time and some even laying on bottom of the tank when dad is sitting low. This isn't normal right? Seem like it would happen more after feeding, maybe they ate too much?

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