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    Default Swapping eggs between pairs

    Has anyone tried to trick their discus by swapping eggs between a good pair and tricky pair?

    I have two pairs who have spawned on the same day, both on an identical breeding cone. Could I be tricky and just swap the breeding cones with an egg guard so they can’t eat them, them remove the guard at wiggler stage? Or is that getting too tricky?

    Is a sad day when you ask yourself “can I outsmart a fish” and aren’t sure of the answer!

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    Default Re: Swapping eggs between pairs

    What kind of tricks does the tricky pair do?
    Are they the same strain?
    You may want to use dummy eggs.
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    Default Re: Swapping eggs between pairs

    Quote Originally Posted by CliffsDiscus View Post
    What kind of tricks does the tricky pair do?
    Are they the same strain?
    You may want to use dummy eggs.
    Cliff
    Usual tricks - trapeze, lion taming etc.

    But the main trick is eating fry. They are different strains, one can raise fry successfully and one can’t, eat them at free swimming every time. So I was thinking that the clever pair can raise the eggs of the tricky pair? Do you think they’d notice they don’t have the same eggs?

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    Default Re: Swapping eggs between pairs

    To for it. They'll never know the difference.
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    Default Re: Swapping eggs between pairs

    I haven't swapped eggs before, but I had a pair that fostered anything even when they didn't have their own current spawn.
    Last edited by jeep; 11-07-2019 at 08:44 PM.

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    Default Re: Swapping eggs between pairs

    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    To for it. They'll never know the difference.
    Fabulous - thanks heaps

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    Default Re: Swapping eggs between pairs

    Ok, so I guess you want the good pair to babysite the tricky pair's fry, yes they can but
    not always if they are different strains. The
    color of Pigeonblood and Albino fry are
    lighter in color than Turoquise so the good
    pair may or may not want to care for the fry.
    Its worth the try.

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    Default Re: Swapping eggs between pairs

    What pair strains are you working with?

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    Default Re: Swapping eggs between pairs

    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    What pair strains are you working with?
    One pair is pigeon blood, one is turqs.

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