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Shown above are my five Pigeon Blood Discus ranging in size from about 4 to 5 inches.

They share the 55 gal planted tank with seven Cardinal tetras, three Siamese Algae Eaters and a couple of Ottos.

Making Out in a Community Tank
The two adult discus have decided to try and raise a family.

Here we see them cleaning off an E. rubin leaf (thanks Ron) in preparation for spawning.

The female, in front, is depositing eggs on the cleaned leaf.

Here we see the male fertilizing the eggs on the leaf surface, with the female behind. The spawning period lasted for about an hour. At 86 degrees, if all goes well, the eggs should hatch within about 52 hours. Watch your local paper for the birth announcement.

Here the would-be parents are guarding the eggs on a Rubin leaf.