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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    Not necessarily, the remaining group will be a but more skittish I would guess and probably not eat as well. The two in the 20 is no biggy, you could keep them in there indefinitely. I use 29's for my breeder tanks but its just a personal preference, I know plenty that use 20's. They'll be fine, may take a bit for them to eat and a month or more to start breeding successfully but fish are funny so who knows.
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    OC, regardless of what the outcome was, congrats. It is exciting to see a spawn in your own tank for the first time. Makes it all worth it, doesn't it?

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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    What Drew said, though I think he's sand bagging a bit on the times it will take your fish to settle in on their new living arrangements. I went from 6 to 3 in a 55 gallon tank recently over a very rapid period of time and the 3 remaining fish pretty much acted like nothing ever happened. A horny pair of discus usually don't waste too much time getting back into their routine either, so I wouldn't be surprised if they spawned within a week of when you moved them. It could take as long as Drew said, but I'd say that's probably pretty close to worst case scenerio.
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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rummy View Post
    It is exciting to see a spawn in your own tank for the first time. Makes it all worth it, doesn't it?
    One of the many reasons it is worth it
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    Well, she spawned again......
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    I wouldn't be too worried about interrupting that hussies cycle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CozyKeith View Post
    I wouldn't be too worried about interrupting that hussies cycle!
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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    Stupid question........last night I moved them into the 20 G along with the amazon sword that has eggs on the rim of the pot, but now I cannot do a large water change without the water level going below the eggs. Do I need to keep water on the eggs at all times or can I do a 90% water change?
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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    from what I have READ, it's ok to drop the water level below the eggs.....for a very short time. altho opinions vary. here's one thread addressing this: http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...s+water+change
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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    Quote Originally Posted by shoveltrash View Post
    from what I have READ, it's ok to drop the water level below the eggs.....for a very short time. altho opinions vary. here's one thread addressing this: http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...s+water+change
    (keep in mind I am NOT a breeding expert LOL)
    Thanks Trish, that helped a lot!
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    It is so much fun watching them care for the eggs in the 20 gallon. Taking turns, fanning them and watching them. Awesome.
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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    OC instead of 90% WC do 50% twice a day in the breeding tank, this will help you from getting down to the eggs and possibly getting the parents from loosing concentration on the little guys. Best of luck to you.
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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyAngels View Post
    OC instead of 90% WC do 50% twice a day in the breeding tank, this will help you from getting down to the eggs and possibly getting the parents from loosing concentration on the little guys. Best of luck to you.
    +1 this is generally what I do, I don't like doing anything that might affect the eggs. I know people do it so this is a personal preference but my breeders stay very clean anyway so even one 50% change is plenty in most instances. I do them twice a day right before they hatch though because during attachment you will minimize water changes for a few days so I get the water as clean as possible before the eggs pop.
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    Default Re: Eeeek. I was not prepared for this....

    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyAngels View Post
    OC instead of 90% WC do 50% twice a day in the breeding tank, this will help you from getting down to the eggs and possibly getting the parents from loosing concentration on the little guys. Best of luck to you.
    Quote Originally Posted by DiscusDrew View Post
    +1 this is generally what I do.
    Thank you both!
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