Monday, December 28, 2009

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Choose Best Discus For Your Tank

There are signs of good healthy discus.

Do the fish swim to the front of the tank?
Do they feed aggressively?
Do they look fat & in shape?
Do the eyes look clear and bright?
Do the fins are straight & tall upright?
Do they breathing normally?
Is the tank housing the young Discus clean and the water clear?

If the answers to all these questions are "yes,". These are very encouraging signs indicating that the young fish are well kept, quite healthy, of high quality, and that the transition from the point of purchase to your home will be a smooth one.

Avoid to buy discus if you find the following signs in discus stock .

1. Dark color (Blackish). Possibility of sickness.
2. Heavy breathing (except when they feed & tank not aerated properly).
3. Non active.
4. When breathing only one side gill is working.
5. Hormoned discus (some breeder hormone fish to develop color).
6. Eyes looks big (possibe, fish is stunted)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The secerts of breeding discus

You will find that many discus owners will come to a stage were they decide its time to start breeding discus fish. Its not impossible however it can be hard work, but if done correctly can be rewarding. Like all cichlids, discus choose a spawning site then guard and rear the eggs and resulting fry.

Here are some quick tips for you...
Pairing: Discus fish really don't take well to arrange marriages, the best way to get a pair to gather is to buy a group of young unrelated fish of the same colour type and let them pair up themselves. This might happen from when the fish are half grown, spawning usually occurs when there ¾ of their adult size. The fish will usually remain a pair until the remainder of there lives.

Spawning: Discus will choose a near vertical smooth site, which they clean and then the female will lay any ware from 80-400 eggs and then the male fertilises them. It can take between 50-60 hours for the eggs to hatch and another 36-48 hours until their swimming freely.

Breeding Tank: Its best to keep the breeding tanks simple and to have a simple air powered filtration, spawning sites (terracotta cones, broad leafed plants or slate) and no substrate. The water needs to be very soft so the eggs can develop properly. The quality of the water needs to be excellent and have a temperature of about 84-88F. Also a suitable tank size is 24x18x18.
Feeding and Conditioning: The parents will need a good and varied diet not just to condition them to spawn, but to provide nutrition when they are feeding their fry. Large water changes, a temperature rise and heavy feeding is often a good spawning trigger.

Fry Rearing: It's a good idea to give the fry additional feedings of small foods such as (BBS) baby brine shrimp whilst with parents. You will notice after about 3-6 weeks the parents will be exhausted, also the fry will be growing fast it's a good idea to remove them. This is where lots of tanks and water changes are needed to achieve a decent growth rate. I used to grow circa. 40 fry to just under 2" in a 55G tank, and this required heavy water changing. The discus market is saturated with fish, so it best to grow 20-50 excellent fry than 80 runts. Growth is reasonable, but not spectacular


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Aquarium for discus fish

It is original before the purchase of discus fish desirable to be determined in a quantity of fishes and to based on this select the reservoir of the suitable volume. It is possible to enter and differently — on the basis of the dimensions of the existing aquarium to calculate a maximum quantity of adult discus fish.According to the opinion of leading discus fish mans of peace the minimum standard of water to one adult discus fish must be 35-40 liters, but it is desirable 50 liters and more. To small small fish on the order of 5-6 cm it is sufficient 10-15 liters. But one ought not to forget that discus fish grow sufficiently rapidly (in the age of 12-15 months they reach its almost limiting value), and these inoffensive crumbs through will half a year require additional volume. Therefore there is sense to make immediately to the adult fishes (if you acquire not entirely fry, but adolescents 5-7- of monthly age).

In the case concerning the fry the matter proceeds somewhat otherwise: fry it is desirable to take 1.5-2 times more than the volume of aquarium is allowed (calculation for the already grown fishes). As this is not sad, but hardly all fry will reach adult state, if you do not have any sufficient experience for the withdrawal. Yes even from those, who will grow, not all will be painted it would in the manner that you like. However, in the consequence to help mount to the adult fishes still additionally of those of newly acquired undesirably.According to the numerous observations of professionals in the large volume of discus fish they grow perceptibly more rapidly, to say nothing of other advantages of large reservoir (first of all I would carry, by simple words, the stability of all basic parameters in the large aquarium: are less temperature differentials, drops in rN, is much more stable biomedium itself, about which the professionals, very rarely for some reason mention, reducing all manipulations for the care of discus fish in essence to the aqueous substitutions, to the maintenance of high temperature and cleanliness).