Inducing Discus Fish to Spawn

Written by allan on . Posted in Breeding

Introducing my self as a breeder since last 12 years with good success but during last 2 months all my 14 pairs consisting of white face marlboro, red marlboro, blue turquoise have stop laying eggs (all pairs) I want to know the reasoning remedy. My feeding consits of live bloodworms, tubifex worms,and mixture of beefhearts and
regular water change, healthwise all are healthy and eating well.

Reply:

How to breed discus?

The following tips will get pairs to spawn. Keep in mind that all discus are set in their own ways. Once you learn the personality of your discus, breeding them is not so hard!.

Water Ways
1. Cold water changes of 4 to 5 degrees colder.
2. Big water changes daily of 50%.
3. No water changes for one week at a low pH of 5.5 – 6.0, sometimes lower.
4. Large R/O water change.
5. Large tap water change (if parameters are in your favor).

Parameters Way
1. pH changes with acid or R/O, either from high to lower or low to higher!
2. Peat moss.
3. Conductivity change, low to high or high to low.
4. Medications to clean up your discus to make them feel good and want to spawn.
5. Water from a tank of discus that is breeding.
Other Ways
1. High temperatures of 88 – 90° F.
2. Move the pair to a new tank.
3. Add a third discus to the pairs’ tank. I prefer a female, but sometimes males work just as well. It all depends on the discus.
4. No lights with the sides, back, and bottom covered!
5. Direct sunlight.

The Best Way!
1. Good, healthy discus to start!
2. Daily water changes.
3. Good foods and a large selection (live is great to induce spawning).
4. Never try to rush things — take your time and have patience.
5. Proper parameters for breeders!

If you are able to perform numbers 1 – 5, YOU SHOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM BREEDING DISCUS AT ANY RATE!

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