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  1. Cameronb_01

    Hair Algae Epidemic

    @Colin_T I feed more or less only frozen food, (Gamma blister packs). However, since the tank is quite large and often the food is minute, (e.g. white mosquito larvae or cyclops), isn't it impossible to remove anything that is uneaten / natural that the fish should take ages to consume all the...
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    Hair Algae Epidemic

    Hi guys, Thanks so much for your suggestions, I'll put them into action right away! About the live plants: they are actually in there, (just completely covered by algae) lol
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    Hair Algae Epidemic

    Hi Guys, I have been driven to breaking point by this bloody f****** hair algae: my nitrates and phosphates and other water parameters are fine. I have been changing water 25% twice a week. I've been dosing liquid carbon. I am running a UV steriliser etc: I have poured an untold amount of time...
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    Discus Egg Percentage-Yield

    Eheim 4+ 250 with the Eheim pre-filter attached to the end of the intake pipe
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    Discus Egg Percentage-Yield

    Of the 20 fully-fledged wrigglers around 10 of them successfully became free-swimming and latched onto their parents sides and were pecking at their mucus coat etc. Unfortunately, in my stupidity I turned off filtration for a while because the free-swimmers were hiding behind the filter and I...
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    Discus Egg Percentage-Yield

    They are indeed the same two who bred last time. Last time I only got 20 fully-fledged wrigglers, (bordering on free-swimming - pic attached), so I guess this yield represents a 100% increase compared to last time. Previously, I allowed them to eat the bad eggs though so that could have made a...
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    Discus Egg Percentage-Yield

    Hi Guys, My discus recently spawned, (around three days ago). This time round, when I came to the tank and saw that the eggs had been laid, I covered the spawning cone with a makeshift cone-guard made from gutter-mesh. I also added a half dose of myxazin to the tank to try and get as many of...
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    Do you think it might be a viable experiment to try leaving the fry with their parents for as long as possible, (until they get to a size where the feeding might become a hazard to the parents). At which point I remove the parents and try feeding the not live food and see if they go for that...
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    @mikey11 does this mean that I need a third tank? Or can I just keep the fry in the breeding tank and return the parents to the community tank?
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    @mikey11 : yes the parents are still present. However, I was under the impression that it was beneficial to leave them together for a week or so; in order that the fry can benefit from the parent's mucus coat which contains antibodies etc.? @fozziebear : I bought some gutter-mesh to make a cone...
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    @mikey11 they laid a couple of hundred eggs Only 7 of these went white and fungal I assume the rest were damaged / the parents got peckish
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    Thanks a lot for your help @fozziebear & @mikey11 I will set up a brine-shrimp hatchery and feed them live stuff in addition to supplementing some of the not live foods. Just one more thing, I've seen from books and other online sources that generally people get loads and loads of wrigglers...
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    Ok then, is there a particular method of hatching / pre-made hatchery that you would recommend? The JBL Artemio set looked nice and easy to use?
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    Do you think it might be an effective middle ground simply to agitate the water to simulate movement of the brine-shrimp? Also, did u guys feed the brine-shrimp / repashy green powder with the parents still in the tank along with the fry?- is the parents eating food intended for the fry a problem
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    Thanks so much fozziebear for your response. Was just wondering if you might also please be able to give me a rough idea of the kind of quantities I should be feeding?
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    Discus Fry Feeding

    Hi Guys, My discus have successfully spawned and created 20 wrigglers, (pic attached): I estimate they will be free swimming within around 24 hours. I just had a few questions regarding feeding. How much baby brine shrimp should I buy to feed them? How much should I give them per feed? How...
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    Pot Belly Discus Chasing Others Around Tank

    Thanks for your responses @mikey11 and @Demeter32 Last week on Friday 2 of the Discus spawned together but their eggs were promptly consumed by their fellow tank mates. However the fish in question is not either of the ones involved in the spawning. Regarding the space issue, I have a...
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    Pot Belly Discus Chasing Others Around Tank

    Hi, As the title suggests I have one discus fish in my tank, with a pot belly, (picture attached), who chases his fellow tank-mates around tirelessly, (vid linked). There are 9 of them in the tank which is 450L and I feed 7 Gamma Blisters a day, (a mix of blood-worms, white mosquito larvae...
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    Best Substrate For A Planted Tank?

    To those who it may concern: I have just posted an update on a similar thread detailing the process I followed to carry out a soil substrate swap in an established aquarium:
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    Emptying/Refilling 450L Tank + 100% Substrate Swap Crisis

    Just an update on this, (3 months later)- drawing on all the really informative responses everyone took the time to write I managed to do the swap completely successfully. N.B. as much as I do love my new soil substrate I would not recommend anyone else pursue the same course of action because...
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