How to breed your discus fish
We all know for a fact that taking care of Discus
Fish can get quite expensive. This is why you need to breed them especially if you are a Discus Fish
enthusiast. You need to know that Discus Fish are great breeders and in some instances, you will see that
they will breed in your tank without you even knowing about it. With some proper guidance, you will be able
to start breeding Discus Fish which you can keep or you can even sell for profit.
To start the breeding process, you may want to
purchase a breeding pair. The dealer of the Discus Fish will be able to give you some options and pricing
information to get you started in the breeding of Discus Fish. This is the easy way to breed Discus Fish but
it can also be expensive.
The great thing about starting this way is that
the Discus Fish will start to mate in just a couple of days. This mesmerizing fish though comes with a hefty
price tag. Some sellers have been found to be selling their discus fish in the northern region of 250
dollars. That is very stiff indeed, especially if you want to have more than one discus fish, and if you’re
going to breed them, then a pair would certainly be needed. The downside is that this method can be quite
expensive with each pair costing around 200 to 300 dollars.
If you want to save money, you can consider
purchasing a group of at least 6 juvenile Discus Fish. In this method, you will simply hope that the sexes of
the fish you purchase are different. The drawback is that breeding is not a hundred percent guaranteed but
for most people, this method never failed. This is a great option for people who are just starting out
keeping and breeding Discus Fish as they are less expensive.
You will be able to tell that which pair is the
mating pair. Discus Fish will establish territory within the aquarium and you will see them defending it
against the other fish in the tank. This means that they are getting ready to breed. You have to keep an eye
on the mating pair as you will need to move them in to the breeding tank. In order for the breeding to be
successful, you have to get a separate tank for the breeding pair.
By getting a separate breeding tank, you will free
the breeding pair from stress. Just remember to maintain the PH level of the water in the breeding tank
stable and you also have to remove leftover foods to avoid wreaking havoc to the quality of
When they reach adulthood, you will soon observe
that if there is indeed a pair, both of them will soon claim a space in the tank, and start protecting it.
This pair will then be your breeding pair. Have a breeding tank ready as soon as you discover them. A
breeding tank should be separate from the main tank so as to protect the spawn, at the least; your breeding
tank should be 20 gallons.
When you have finally established your discus fish
breeding tank, transfer some of the water from your original tank, this will prevent your discus fish from
experiencing stress in being exposed to a new tank. Don’t put any gravel or sand inside your tank, this will
make it easier for you to clean your tank from leftover food. Just place inside a vertical surface where your
discus fish can spawn. You can use an upside down pot made from ceramic, or a plant.
IT is imperative that you check on the water from
time to time for rise in the water temperature and ammonia level. Daily cleaning is also a must. If you want
to save money breeding discus fish, and then prevent them from dying, clean water will increase your chances
of breeding discus fish from your initial investment.