How to breed your discus
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
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
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 water.
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. Further tips on discus fish breeding can be had at
Discus Fish Secrets.