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12-08-2012 06:56 PM
MadDiscus there are more things to look into and eliminate 1 by 1 .
1. What filter are you using? sponge or hob filter? try to low down water flow when they lay eggs otherwise strong current/flow will wash male sperm away.

2. Try lower TDS. (eventhough eggs may hatch in high TDS but more chance in lower TDS).

3. Clean and wipes down the tank pretty good. you need to PP it if necessary.

4. Does male and female take turn fanning eggs?

5. Try meth blue

6. take eggs and hatch them yourself.
12-08-2012 04:41 PM
ANTIplastic much luck to you with all of this. It seems intense enough keeping Discus. I couldn't imagine trying to breed. So again, good luck.
12-08-2012 12:43 PM
david meyers
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Originally Posted by MadDiscus View Post
sometimes it takes a pair couple tries before success. Are you sure they are male and female?
Yes; I watched the female lay eggs followed by the male fertilizing them.
12-08-2012 12:41 PM
david meyers
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what color are the eggs? My first pair would lay eggs and nothing would watch because the male was too young and the eggs were not fertile.
Eggs are an amber color.
12-07-2012 05:22 PM
MadDiscus sometimes it takes a pair couple tries before success. Are you sure they are male and female?
12-07-2012 01:29 AM
mcaquatic what color are the eggs? My first pair would lay eggs and nothing would watch because the male was too young and the eggs were not fertile.
12-06-2012 02:44 AM
DerekFF 40-52 hours for eggs to hatch. Ive had 80-90% eggs hatch with tds near 300. I also know nothing about a water softening pillow. Try using a little meth blue next spawn to help prevent fungus. It is also possibe that the male is to young to fertilize the eggs or that you have two females

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12-06-2012 02:38 AM
Scarfo I don't know much about the wate softener you're using, but I have to use RO water and get the tds under 80 for my discus' eggs to hatch. If above 80, then eggs will not hatch. Another issue you may be having is your male may not have fully matured yet and is still not able to properly fertilize the eggs.

Just my opinion,

Nick
12-03-2012 05:50 PM
david meyers
Discus eggs not hatching

Two of my Red Scribblet paired off in my 150g discus tank & spawned. They took care of the eggs but they fungused which I attributed to my hard water. I removed the pair & placed them in a 29g tank. I them began to soften the water using a softening pillow in my filter. They spawned the next day & watched the male fertilize the eggs. Water then had a
gh of 3-4degrees. Eggs still fungused 2 days later @ 84 degrees F. Did I not get the water softened soon enough ;or is there another problem I'm not realizing?

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