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Re: Discus was water hardness

Actually discus will still spawn in hard water but the
eggs are not able to hatch due to calcium uptake in
the chorion layer of the egg. Discus will be better
off in moderately hard water and I know folks who
raise their fry in liquid rock. THey all claim that
the babies are growing faster and healthier in the
hard water. Change them over to soft when you are
ready for them to spawn.

--- JerrCarol@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/4/01 7:05:34 AM Pacific
> Daylight Time, 
> zerelli@yahoo.com writes:
> > That is exactly what I did with my discus pairs.
> THey
> > started around 175 or so hardness on a TDS-1 (from
> > ThreeGuysAquatics got a great price). I used
> straight
> > RO to do water changes until I got the hardness in
> > line. THe relationship with RO and tap mixing
> seems
> > strange. For instance, water at 175 changed 50%
> with
> > straight RO and the hardness did not get halved.
> Not
> > gonna figure out the chemistry just wanted you to
> know
> > what to expect.
> > 
>        Thanks much for all replies. Sometimes my
> logic does come out okay. 
> But not always. So I wanted to check before I kill
> any fish. It's always good 
> to hear from those with experience. Speaking of
> Discus. I was talking to a 
> guy who keeps discus in declorinated tap water. He
> says he has no problem 
> with that. I guess he's not trying to breed them
> but, I was surprised I 
> didn't think they would survive. The tap water here
> in Philly is what they 
> call med. hard. And get this part the water company
> sent me a water report 
> and it said that the Philadelphia tap water SHOULD
> be all right for human 
> consumption. That made me feel good. lol
>         JerryB 

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