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    So @discuspaul I'm having a issue with these now spawning to often. So am I right to try and raise the hardness back up a tad for 2-3 weeks feed 3x a day pellets in the morning frozen/live food before water change then more pellets for final feeding of the day.

    Then lower hardness to induce a spawn in the hopes the eggs have developed as they should.

    The spawns they kept having every week were very small so i suspect the lowered hardness was to much of a good thing?

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    Well Joe, it's very seldom one hears a discus breeder complain about their fish spawning too often - LOL
    Not sure you should proceed to take any (potentially risky or otherwise) steps to try & dissuade them. IMO.

    And what & how you feed them would not likely have any effect on their breeding behavior.

    You might consider separating them temporarily (say, a 2-3 weeks) - at times that has the effect of changing their spawning regularity/behavior.

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    Well Joe, it's very seldom one hears a discus breeder complain about their fish spawning too often - LOL
    Not sure you should proceed to take any (potentially risky or otherwise) steps to try & dissuade them. IMO.

    And what & how you feed them would not likely have any effect on their breeding behavior.

    You might consider separating them temporarily (say, a 2-3 weeks) - at times that has the effect of changing their spawning regularity/behavior.
    They would spawn every week! Would that be enough time for proper egg development ? Also they would eat the clutch within a day.



    Well I'm into week 2 of slightly harder water and it has discouraged the spawn I did the water change yesterday with the "softer" water and during the exchange they started the prespawn shakes and she started cleaning the cone so fingers crossed. Unfortunately I live about a hour from the farm so will have to see them on Monday.
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    What's your opinion @discuspaul on hatching eggs artificially and feeding tiny food like paramecium before newly hatched artemia is this something that is done by discus breeders? I don't really consider myself a breeder yet more like a one hit wonder so far haha

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    I didn't realize they were spawning weekly, and yes, in those circumstances they would likely eat the clutch, and one doesn't want them to get into the habit of doing that.

    And you're also right about a week not being sufficient time in most circumstances to allow proper development of the spawning.

    However, isn't this the same pair that has spawned ok in the past, wrigglers have developed, which have then eaten well off the parents' slime coats, following which you've moved them to a grow out tank where they're seemingly progressing well ?

    Not sure I understand what's going on then - is this same pair now spawning weekly and eating each clutch ?
    Unusually odd development, imo.
    As I mentioned, perhaps a separation would cause them to change their behavior & get back to doing things right.

    It's good to hear though, that slightly harder water has discouraged the spawn without any other adverse side effects, so maybe this is the answer - I do hope lady luck is with you.

    I know of quite a few breeders who have have & do succeed on a regular basis at artificially hatching eggs, so yes, why not give this a try if you feel so inclined.

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    Thanks @discuspaul yes this the pair I got the nice size cutch from they are doing awesome in growout. So it was odd they went to spawning every week they must of really likes the lower level water and it's only a slight difference of say 20-30 ppm but still makes the difference clearly so let's see what happens on the next spawn if they eat the eggs then I'm taking the next spawn lol thanks for the advice.

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