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Discus Breeding

After 60 hours (dependent on water temperature) the eggs hatch. The young will be placed, by the parents, on a different place of the cone, until the moment of swimming on their own. After 48 - 60 hours, the first young will already swim free. At this moment, a large deposit of skin excretion is formed. Quickly after the first strokes the young fish will swim in the direction of the parents, to feed of the skin excretion. This excretion is the only means of food the young fish will eat in the next few days.


We can start feeding artemia-naupliėn after five days. From this moment on this becomes the main food for the young fish until they can cope with larger food species. You have to spread the daily supply; this fish needs, during the day. To raise the fish good and properly you should feed them at least ten times a day artemia's.

Naturally these large amounts of food cause large amounts of waste. Therefore you should refresh your water daily at least 30% to acquire a reasonable water quality. As the little fish grow, they will eat more, thus the water refreshing becomes increasingly more important.

Most Asian breeders refresh at a rate of 100 % a day.

Considering the above facts you need to invest a lot of time in breeding discus fish. Therefore think before you start the hatching process with these fish. Although this fish is one of the most interesting aquarium fish, I have to dissuade a lot of people to start hatching. The badly bred fish will not reach its full growth and will not be able to grow into real beautiful discus fish.

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