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  1. #21
    Wrigglers
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    The epsom salt is to clean the intestine of the fish and improve the appetite and once the fish starts to poo you stop the epsom salt and as you do water change it gradually disappear fro your system , your water change is depends on how big is your tank ,how many fish you have and whether you have adult or juvie discus , but as a general rule i say 50% w/c twice a week.
    I strongly suggest the you study the stickies in the " discus for beginners " in the forum section and get yourself familiar with the basic needs of discus .
    HTH

  2. #22
    Hi, I'm New Here!
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    Hello everyone,
    Just a quick update with some exciting news
    Today when I got back home in the evening to my surprise I found some Discus eggs on the filter wall. So, I removed all the fish from the tank except for the parents. Let me know what do you think. Here is a link to a short video I just took:
    https://youtu.be/Ll6YcB6qAlk

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiriOssi View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Just a quick update with some exciting news
    Today when I got back home in the evening to my surprise I found some Discus eggs on the filter wall. So, I removed all the fish from the tank except for the parents. Let me know what do you think. Here is a link to a short video I just took:
    https://youtu.be/Ll6YcB6qAlk
    Hi SiriO,

    You know this phase is the most exciting for me. The female has laid a good number of eggs. What I can see, and you will be able to see more clearly is the colour of the eggs. The white ones are undfertilised, already the female might have removed them and sometimes if there is a high bioload in the water they can fur up and kill adjacent eggs, but as I said the parents should remove them.

    Don't be disheartened if nothing comes of this first lay, if in a day or two you have 'wrigglers' at least you know you have a confirmed pair. Then the hard work starts lol.

    Good luck

    H
    Why me ?

  4. #24
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    Thanks again Hollowman.

    Here is a new video from today the second day of the eggs

    I noticed they removed some of the white ones... there are still few as you can see in the video:

    https://youtu.be/JBHlSJSjS8Y

  5. #25
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    Today finally the parents gave up on watching their eggs and waiting without any movements so they at them all.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiriOssi View Post
    Today finally the parents gave up on watching their eggs and waiting without any movements so they at them all.
    That's a shame but it happens. Give them time and they will do it again. Quite often it takes a few trial runs before they get it 100% right. I had pairs that would lay every two weeks, but this isn't a firm rule. To encourage them to lay after the two week period, delay a water change for a day or two and then give them some good clean water and see what happens. It is a natural instinct to lay eggs after heavy rain in the wild, so your water changes can mimic this. Good luck, don't give up
    Why me ?

  7. #27
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    Ok will keep trying... thanks Hollowman.

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