Discus Fish Breeding – Simple Ways To Breed Your Fish

by whispaq on August 3, 2019

Next thing to decide, once figuring out where to put the tank, is how big a tank can I fit in that space. I would have liked to get a 20-gallon tank; unfortunately, one would just not fit in the place I choose for it. However, a 10-gallon one would fit just fine. This however changes my plans as to how many fish I can keep in this tank: the answer is just two. Remember: goldfish get very big – some types can get well over a foot long, though this is not common.

If you do a partial water change (about 20%) once a month, you should be ok. Change your filter at this time, remove algae from the tank and when you refill, be sure to add dechlorinator and stress coat. If it’s been way longer than a month, or you just “top off” the tank when it gets low, you’re not removing any ammonia or nitrates. These do not “evaporate” with the water, but rather stay in the existing water. Levels increase while healthy water decreases.

After spawning with one female, the male will entice another one under the nest and this can continue until he runs out of females ready to breed. The total spawning procedure can take several hours. After spawning the male will add another layer of bubbles to the underside of the nest. He will defend his nest and the eggs. The females will need to be removed without disrupting the nest.

The easiest, most practical, and quickest answer is simple, get a Plecostomus. At best, this fish could be called “handsome” in the looks department but it will put a dent in your algae growth. Notwithstanding, the Plecostomus will win the entertainer of the year award without fail, they have a bigger-than-life personality!

Don’t underestimate the power of the sun. Sunlight is a nutrient for algae, feed it light and it will thrive! Place your tank where the sun does not shine unless you are actually intending to grow algae.

If you opt to go with a Whisper Aquarium Filters, choose one which will move sufficient water for the size of your fish tank. Preferably, it ought to move five gallons of water per hour, per gallon of your fish tank capacity. As an example: a ten gallon. fish tank will need a filtration system that circulates at the very least 50 gallons per hour.

To provide a better quality of life for your goldfish consider keeping them in a 20 gallon tank or larger and add 10 gallons to that for each additional goldfish. Don’t trust your local pet store employee to provide accurate information. Many times these are just local high school kids or college kids working for gas money. Do your own research on any fish, plant, coral or invert before you purchase them.

Your decorations will get algae and scum build up over time; you can easily clean them with a sponge after soaking in hot salty water or try a 10% bleach solution for 15 minutes. Just be sure to rinse well and let dry completely before reintroducing to the aquarium. Absolutely do not use any form of soap, the least bit if residue can be fatal.

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