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My Discus have babies!!!!!

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Over the last week or so I have noticed that my Discus have been a little stressed. I have 4 in a planted 72 gallon bowfront. Tonight as I was getting ready for bed, I fed them but only 2 came out to eat. So I sat down in front of the tank to look for and observe the Discus. That is when I noticed that there was some dark spots on the grey stand-pipe/overflow. Then I saw one of the spots wiggling. 2 of the Discus are on guard, one on each side of the pipe.

WOW, I'm stuned!
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Wow! Congrats! It's always great when you don't plan it, but it happens anyways!
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Go figure, I just through out an old 50 gallon tank I could have used to rase them in.
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congrats! there are people that try like hell to do what you jsut did on accident
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congrats to you, I can only dream that I would have a pair form out of my 5 little ones...that may one day do what you just observed.

my hats off to you.

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Hi,
Okay, Now what do I do? They are in my 72 gallon planted display tank. Their tank mates are 2 Siamese algee eaters and about 20 Mollies. So the tank is pretty tame.

Questions:
When should I start feed baby brine?
How long can I leave them in the display tank?

I know that if I'm going to raise them, I'll need a rearing tank so if this bath survives the next few day I'll go out and get one.

Thanks in advance for any advise you guys can give me.
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your not gonna want to feed them baby brine until they arent stuck to the parents anymore. the first food they eat is the slime coat off the parents.

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Hi,
Here is the best picture I could get.
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Hi,
They are trying itt again!


See the little guys feeding off Mom?
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nawwwwww the cutie little parasite-e-whiteies .... Arent babies cute.
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Oh, WOW! Congrats!! I'd LOVE to have discus and get them to breed, but I'm years and years and LOTS of learning away from that yet.

Post more pictures as they get older, would you? I'd love to be able to see their progress.

How CUTE!!!

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Go figure, I just through out an old 50 gallon tank I could have used to rase them in.
wow, why would you ever throw out something like that? you could sell it or donate it.
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The 50 gallon tank was really scratched.
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Wow congrats on your wigglers I always wondered if anyone had pulled it off in a planted community tank I guess you just did. I don't know how long they will servive but I hope they all grow up Id take the sea out cause there asses that eat everything. They always eat my eggs.
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