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What You Need to Know About Breeding Discus Fish
The Discus fish is a genus that belongs to the Symphysodon species. There are three types of Discus, which are named according to their color variants; they are the green Discus, the common Discus and the Heckel Discus. The common Discus is either blue or brown. They have laterally compressed bodies giving them a round shape similar to discs, hence the name Discus fish.
Their species normally inhabit the lakes and rivers in the Amazon Basin. Nowadays, there are many people who have made it a hobby to take care of these fishes as their pets. Some even made a business by breeding Discus fish.
Many are enticed by this fish because it can be trained and it has the ability to know its owner. Unlike other fishes, the Discus is well aware of its surroundings and what is happening outside its fish tank. Breeding Discus fish can be an exciting hobby, especially if you’re looking for a pet to keep you company.
Why is Breeding Discus Fish a Good Source of Income?
Breeding Discus fish can be a great hobby but it’s also an excellent source of income. Pet shops earn a lot from breeding this fish because a lot of fish lovers choose Discus over any other type of fish. The Discus is a sociable fish- it’s not just pretty to look at. And because of this fact, most people are inclined to choose them among other breeds.
How to Breed a Discus Fish?
There are many factors to consider in breeding Discus fish. That’s why only a handful of people have mastered the techniques for breeding Discus fish, as they are highly sensitive creatures to any disturbance in their environment. Suffice to say, you must have a great vat of patience and determination to grow a school of Discus fishes. Here are some things you should remember in breeding Discus fish:
- Consider the size, water temperature and acidity of the aquarium. The fish tank should be 48 x 18 x 18 inches. With that size, one can keep 4 to 6 small discus fishes. When breeding Discus fish, the pH level should be close enough to a 6.5 pH, while the temperature should be kept to 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Obtain the right Discus pair. In order for your Discus to be comfortable with each other, you must buy young discus fish and let them grow together. Eventually, two of them will pair up and mate.
- What should you feed your Discus? There are many types of food for the Discus fish. You can either feed them fish pellets, Brine Shrimp, blood worms and Beef heart. These foods must be planned and given to them in a well-balanced diet. Ideally, you should first conduct an experiment to find out which type of food they prefer before buying any variety in bulk. In Breeding Discus fish, you should make sure to keep the aquarium clean by scooping out any uneaten food to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Should there be a Resting Period When Breeding Discus Fish?
Once a couple has started to spawn, you can expect them to lay eggs every week or every second week for up to 15 times in a row. Breeding Discus fish can be satisfying. If the couple that you’re breeding is healthy, they can go through 2 cycles per year. Their eggs will hatch within 48 hours and you’ll see their fry swimming freely after 72 hours.
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