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Old 24-11-2014, 06:16 PM   #11
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Age of male ? Intervals of mobilising "troops" ?
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Old 24-11-2014, 06:44 PM   #12
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I tot if percentage of eggs fertilised is low, the problem lies with the male fish? Not the case with discus ar?
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Male need some Viagra or herbal supplements to build up...
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Old 24-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #13
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Male need some Viagra or herbal supplements to build up...
U feed yr male discus with what u yrself r taking arr? ... hehehe must see TS's female swee bo first b4 blaming the male...
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Old 25-11-2014, 12:00 AM   #14
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The only way is to try.
Will follow ur advise and update the outcome. Thx!


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How about your water hardness parameters? To me, best to be around 6.5 and water aeration is also important.
I have never checked my water hardness. To measure water hardness, i need to use TDS meter is it? I juz checked PUB website and it state range of 68-270 for the TDS. How u achieve 6.5 for the water hardness?


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Age of male ? Intervals of mobilising "troops" ?
Male age unknown. D pair always spawn every week or two for the past 2 month.


As for the rest saying that it could be the male problem, my male first time gunshot, 90% success with fries hatched but got eaten. 2nd time onwards, suddenly drop until so low. Can even count the hatched fry with 2 hands. Is it possible that a fertile male can suddenly have problem with his sperm?
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Old 25-11-2014, 12:52 AM   #15
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Spawning every week might be a bit siong for the male.

Might "exhaust energy" very fast.

By the way, the eggs hatched as in low percentage or the eggs hatched but the fries dont survive long ?
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Old 25-11-2014, 01:06 AM   #16
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I have never checked my water hardness. To measure water hardness, i need to use TDS meter is it? I juz checked PUB website and it state range of 68-270 for the TDS. How u achieve 6.5 for the water hardness?
Get a GH (General Hardness) tester and a PH tester and check your breeding tank water parameters using these kits. I used Discus Buffer from seachem to achieve GH of around 53.7ppm at ard 6.5 to 6.8 PH. The water in my block once spike up to around 110ppm for GH at 8 PH with 0.5mg ppm ammonia straight from the tap ...
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Old 25-11-2014, 01:11 AM   #17
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Generally, i will look at water first as you have achieved 90% success rate of eggs fertility before so unless the male discus starts to catch up with age or not interested in spawning anymore , more likely is a water issue imo. However, there may be many other possibilities as well.
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Old 25-11-2014, 02:12 AM   #18
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Spawning every week might be a bit siong for the male.

Might "exhaust energy" very fast.

By the way, the eggs hatched as in low percentage or the eggs hatched but the fries dont survive long ?
Low percentage in the number of egg hatched.


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Get a GH (General Hardness) tester and a PH tester and check your breeding tank water parameters using these kits. I used Discus Buffer from seachem to achieve GH of around 53.7ppm at ard 6.5 to 6.8 PH. The water in my block once spike up to around 110ppm for GH at 8 PH with 0.5mg ppm ammonia straight from the tap ...
Might need to put this on hold first cuz need to fork out money again Btw how much will all these set me back?
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Old 25-11-2014, 05:42 AM   #19
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Male need some Viagra or herbal supplements to build up...
Tongkat Ali!
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Old 25-11-2014, 11:07 AM   #20
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Might need to put this on hold first cuz need to fork out money again Btw how much will all these set me back?
Test kits range between $13 ~$17 and the discus buffer from seachem cost ard $25 for 1kg bottle which can use for up to 2500 gallons of water.
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