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    After a water change last night, I noticed eggs on a piece of drift wood. Looks like I have at least one female. Mom and Mom or maybe Mom and Dad are diligently fanning eggs. We'll see - I really don't want fry right now.


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    The eggs made it to morning. I'm sort of hoping they eat them today - but I do have a plan if they end up being viable.


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    I can come down and take them off your hands if you need me to. Just trying to be helpfull. Jeff Guilford Me.

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    Well done! Looks like you have mom n dad.

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    Beautiful fish! I too think a mom and a dad. looks like mom watching the eggs and dad watching her, but hey only a guess, since I could never say with certainty just by seeing a pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmjeff View Post
    I can come down and take them off your hands if you need me to. Just trying to be helpfull. Jeff Guilford Me.
    Jeff - I may take you up on that! I have a long way to go to see if they even make it - but I'll keep you in mind! I have a 55 with some other discus in it, that I can pull the parents into and I can raise the fry for a while in the 29 - but I don't have space for more fish. Haven't had to hatch brine shrimp in years. We'll see how this goes.

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    At least wait to see if you get wigglers so you can confirm them.Then you can take your time.
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    Yeah - I'm not counting eggs before they hatch. 2 days with eggs, no white ones, many are bright orange and some are dark orange. The dark unfertilized eggs have collapsed. Still look like a good number of bright orange ones.

    We'll see what happens. Could wake up tomorrow and find no eggs.

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    Quite a few eggs have been eaten. They continue to care for what remains pretty diligently - I suspect nothing will happen with these. Actually pretty good news for me! Not really set up up for breeding here.

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    All the eggs are gone - good news for me! For their first spawn without being setup up for - they took good care o the eggs. They laid them on a piece of drift wood that was right in the current of the HOB output. Probably tough to fertilize in a current.

    Anyway - I'm just growing these two out in order to get them into the main tank. Not looking to breed.

    It was fun to watch them though!

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    Good luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aalbina View Post
    All the eggs are gone - good news for me! For their first spawn without being setup up for - they took good care o the eggs. They laid them on a piece of drift wood that was right in the current of the HOB output. Probably tough to fertilize in a current.

    Anyway - I'm just growing these two out in order to get them into the main tank. Not looking to breed.

    It was fun to watch them though!

    Adam
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    Round two for these guys - day one! Here we go again...



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    Adam, I figured that was going to happen again. Nice large clutch of eggs.
    Your discus are talking to you....are you listening

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    We'll see how it goes this time.

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