The Keys to Discus Breeding
Discus breeding is rewarding–both personally and financially! Many people buy discus because they are not only beautiful, but also gentle and sociable with other fishes.
Since discus are sensitive, some people think that breeding them is difficult. In this article, we’ll give you some specific suggestions on what you can do to ensure that your discus are in the best possible breeding environment. With these keys, you can unlock the doors to discus breeding.
WHAT DISCUS SHOULD I USE FOR BREEDING?
Discus are fussy when choosing mates, so it’s important that you have a compatible breeding pair. To have discus that are most comfortable with each other, buy about four to six young discus so they can grow together. Eventually, two will pair up.
WHAT TANK ENVIRONMENT SHOULD I USE FOR BREEDING?
The tank’s pH should be between 6 and 7, and its temperature should bearound 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
The tank should be clean. After feeding, remove excess food to help keep your tank clean.
WHAT SHOULD I FEED MY DISCUS WHEN BREEDING?
Be sure to feed your discus enough food so that they can have enough energy. Some great food options include pellets, brine shrimp, blood worms, beef heart.
WHEN SHOULD I PUT THE PAIR INTO THEIR BREEDING TANK?
A pair will be very territorial, signifying they are ready to mate. They will guard a certain area of the aquarium together as their own. So once you notice that, put them into their breeding tank.
- How will you get a compatible discus pair?
- How will you ensure that your tank is a suitable environment for discus breeding?
- How will you alter your discus’ diet when breeding?