If you are reading this article than you are curious about becoming adiscus fish breeder. Having your discus aquarium is v...
The fry should stay in the tank with their parents for at least 2 weeks because they feed of theirparents. After that time...
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Discus fish breeder

  1. 1. If you are reading this article than you are curious about becoming adiscus fish breeder. Having your discus aquarium is very rewarding. They are very intelligentfish with amazing colors. It can get expensive when purchasing new discus and many peopledecide to become a discus fish breeder. It is not hard to do but before you think about becominga discus fish breeder, you must master keeping your discus fish healthy.Want to become a Discus Fish Breeder?A happy discus fish lives in clean waters. Discus fish are very sensitive and they require a lot ofmaintenance. The tank water should be clean at all times. You have to make sure that thetemperature is right, the pH levels are in line and the water does not contain ammonia. Thenumber one reason why people have issues with the health of their discus fish and why theycan’t breed them is because of poor water conditions. Once you master keeping the water clean,then you can move to becoming a discus fish breeder.Discus Fish Breeder – Know when they are ready to mateOne of the problems that most discus fish breeders will face is trying to get their discus fish topair up. You cannot choose a mate for them; they will have to choose their own. It is a goodidea to purchase discus fish that have breeders in the past. They do cost a little more but yourchances of breeding at home is better. What is recommended is to purchase 6 juvenile discusfish and let them grow together. You should have a pairs of three males and three females andthey will pick their own mate.Discus Fish Breeder – The breeding tankOnce your discus fish pair off you will notice their behavior changes. They will hang togetherand if they see others going in what they feel is their space, they will get aggressive. Theybecome territorial when they find mates. When you see this behavior, it’s time to take them outand put them in a breeding tank.The breeding tank can be a small 20-30 gallon tank. This tank should not have a lot ofdecorations. You should keep the bottom bare but you can add some plants in case they want tohide out. You will need to place a breeding cone or find something that has a vertical side. Agood tip is to use a flower pot and turn it upside down in the tank. The female will lay the eggsand the male will fertilize them.Discus Fish Breeder – Taking care of the Fry
  2. 2. The fry should stay in the tank with their parents for at least 2 weeks because they feed of theirparents. After that time you can start to introduce them to food. Chopped up brine shrimp is aperfect meal for them. You will need to move them in a separate tank because they can getparasites from them their parents and they bodies are too week to handle it. The fry should notbe put in the regular aquarium until they get bigger in size.To become a discus fish breeder is not hard; just make sure that you have the optimal tankconditions for it to happen.=============================================================For a Complete Guide on Discus Fish Care be sure to visit http://discusfishescenter.com=============================================================

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