How would you breed silver dollars

Kay438
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I'm curious on how to breed silver dollars? I have two trying to breed in my community tank but my pleco or siamese alge eater will just eat the eggs after they do it lol
 
Demeter
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I'd just siphon the substrate as you see eggs falling and raise them separately. Many schooling species will spawn surprisingly often in the home aquarium, it's just most people don't notice it happening. Once the eggs hatch wait till they are free swimming before feeding live foods like paramecium, micro worms and baby brine shrimp. Their care and rearing should be about the same as other egg scattering schoolers, so long as they make it the first few weeks after hatching they should be well on their way to growing up.
 
chromedome52
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Well, somebody has to be moved to another tank. Either the breeders or all the other fish in that tank. If you move the breeders, it can disrupt their patterns, and cause them to stop breeding. Moving all the other fish from the tank may be hard to do without also disrupting the tank. Either way, it could take a while before they are ready to spawn again. Make sure there is moss or spawning media on the bottom of the tank with the breeders. That way, when they do start spawning again, there is somewhere for the eggs to fall so that they won't get eaten right away.
 
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Kay438
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Demeter said:
I'd just siphon the substrate the tank as you see eggs falling and raise them separately. Many schooling species will spawn surprisingly often in the home aquarium, it's just most people don't notice it happening. Once the eggs hatch wait till they are free swimming before feeding live foods like paramecium, micro worms and baby brine shrimp. Their care and rearing should be about the same as other egg scattering schoolers, so long as they make it the first few weeks after hatching they should be well on their way to growing up.
Are the eggs easy to see? And I notice them a lot of the time trying to spawn lol
 
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Kay438
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chromedome52 said:
Well, somebody has to be moved to another tank. Either the breeders or all the other fish in that tank. If you move the breeders, it can disrupt their patterns, and cause them to stop breeding. Moving all the other fish from the tank may be hard to do without also disrupting the tank. Either way, it could take a while before they are ready to spawn again. Make sure there is moss or spawning media on the bottom of the tank with the breeders. That way, when they do start spawning again, there is somewhere for the eggs to fall so that they won't get eaten right away.
What would spawning media be? Also I just have sand on the bottom at the moment
 
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Kay438
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chromedome52 said:
Well, somebody has to be moved to another tank. Either the breeders or all the other fish in that tank. If you move the breeders, it can disrupt their patterns, and cause them to stop breeding. Moving all the other fish from the tank may be hard to do without also disrupting the tank. Either way, it could take a while before they are ready to spawn again. Make sure there is moss or spawning media on the bottom of the tank with the breeders. That way, when they do start spawning again, there is somewhere for the eggs to fall so that they won't get eaten right away.
Also would I be able to make this spawing media?
 
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