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jeff8428
10-22-2007, 07:05 PM
I am going to try to breed my discus, I have heard ist is very hard to do but would like to try it. Does anyone know how old and large they are before they can start to breed. I have looked up everything on the water conditions and temperatures but cannot find how old and what size they can start. Anyone done this succesfully?

Thanks

CAF
10-22-2007, 08:14 PM
Size changes based on the environment the discus are raised in as juveniles. Age is between 18 and 24 months and again is determined by their environment. I would recommend getting 5 to 6 juvies let them grow up and pair off on their own. It takes longer, but you know that the fish are in good shape since you raised them.

jeff8428
10-23-2007, 10:44 AM
Will different types of discus breed? Such as Pigeon Bloods and Neon Blue?

CAF
10-23-2007, 12:46 PM
Discus are discus. The color morphs you see available for sale are hybrids of 3 distinct species in the wild. So yes they will interbreed.

jeff8428
10-23-2007, 04:58 PM
Thanks for the info, I have 6 that I bought about 9 months ago. Hopefully in a year or so I will get at least a mated pair. Appreciate all your help

CAF
10-23-2007, 05:13 PM
Not a problem. Keep us up to date! Do you have any pics? We really really like pics! :18:

jeff8428
10-27-2007, 11:17 AM
I put a few in the members forum if you would like to see