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When to wean baby Discus

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Hi there above all my expectations I have just over 30 baby discus that are about 5 weeks old, the parents are doing well there is no broken skin or nicks out of them and the babies are eating decapsulated brine shrimp and nibbling on other food as well.

Do you have to remove the babies or are they okay to be left with mum and dad until they get to big to share the tank? :f77:

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Okay thanks how many litres would you suggest and how often it's a 300 litre tank.

I have been doing the normal once a week roughly a third change as it is a community tank and have just divided the parents and babies off.

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Baby discus need lots of food and water changes so they can grow well and not ended up being runts.

Best to get them a tank by themselves to grow them up. A 100 litres tank will be enough for the 30 odd baby with a daily 25% water change.

At 5 weeks old they should be big enough to eat colorbit pellets and finely grated ox heart.

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Not sure what you would call them but mum is apparently a red melon and dad is a blue turk, she is quite bright red on the out line of her body and more browny red on her sides and dad is bright blue with red wiggly lines all over him! Sorry as you can tell I'm not up with my discus breeds!!!

Babies are getting big now and starting to colour up one baby decided to be half black.

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Yep when they don't move around to fast!!!

They are about the size of a old five cent piece maybe some a little bigger there's about 36 of them now but all going well so far will try to do some photography and post it.

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