One of my co-workers, Louise J., who happens to be the lead designer for the Foster and Smith Aquatics catalog, has a beautiful, 75 gallon planted aquarium in her office. Housed in her tank are a variety of Fancy Guppies, Rainbows, Tetras, Sidthimunki Botia Loaches and Flying Fox. The stars of the aquarium are three beautiful Discus (Symphysodon sp.).
Louise has been out this week and my office-mate Kelvin has been tending to her aquarium. He walked in this morning to feed the fish, and wouldn’t-you-know-it …. The Discus were spawning on the Romanian Castle! Not wanting me to miss the blessed event, he popped his head in the office & said come look! We’ve kept an eye on them throughout the day, and the mom is now gently fanning the eggs to keep them oxygenated. It’s so cute … she’s a good momma!
We called our photo studio & asked them to come over and snap a few pictures so we could share it with you. We’ll be sure to follow up with additional photos if we’re able to hatch the eggs.
Have any of you had luck breeding Discus or other aquarium fish? If so, please share your story below.