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    Default Discus Laying eggs

    A pair of my discus laid eggs! My two largest discus, a females Cobalt and a male Snake Skin finally laid eggs! This is actually the second time, but I never really got to see them the first time. They are laying them on a sword plant in the back of the tank. This is day 3, I hope to have some free swimming soon. They are in my 120 with 4 other discus, some Cardinal Tetras, a few catfish, and a couple of Angels. Look like I will need to set up a breeding tank soon. If these survive to free swimming I may pull them and raise the artificially.

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    Default Re: Discus Laying eggs

    They may not hatch depending on the hardness of your water. But it's nice to know you may have a pair. Breeder tank and RO water are next on your list...

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    They seem to be remaining viable, not seeing many turn white. I haven't measured GH or KH lately, but my water hardness is typically pretty low. I mostly use RO water.

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    I'd protect the eggs with a mesh if possible. The other fish may be interested in eating the eggs.

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    Congrats and good luck. I'm wondering why you would raise them artificially. You are going to need other tank space for them anyway, so why not let the parents try? I think watching them is one of the best parts of the hobby. Eventually you remove the parents and then have to have enough tank space for the fry to grow. I suppose being able to raise them artificially is a technical feat that could be satisfying, but was never my thing. If this batch doesn't make it, they'll try again.

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    Artificially raising Discus is way more work than you think. I agree with Steve. Let the parents try.
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