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    williemcd

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    Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:16 am

    I'm always on the lookout for a deal on Discus as they have a soft spot in my heart... I'm now keeping 36 of these lovely fishes... Was up to 42 but sold off 6 juvies (2=3 inches) for half my investment in the latest 20. These are a cross between a Solid Fire Red and a Blue Turquoise. Strange mix and even stranger coloration. I've kept 6 of the y/o's and have 8 more avail of the Juvies..that have yet to start coloring up yet. Once I pick a pairing of the adults, I'll be off-loading the other 4 adults.... PICs of my find!

    The adults are in with a pair of Cobalts and 4 Scorpions...
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:20 am

    According to the books, these are very shy and reticent fish! Must be some sorta different karma going on around here!

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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:23 pm

    Hi williemcd

    Nice Discus and nice pics. I am looking to get me some Disue I have a 72gal hexagon tank to put them in to I am all set up for them just need the fish. Do you think I need 2 or 4 of them? Wink
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:28 am

    Six of them. Every resource states at least 5 with Fern adding that she finds an odd number (5,7, etc.)of Discus to be troublesome. Thanks for the complement on the fish but they do/did all the work!

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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:49 am

    Thanks for the advise I well get me 5 of them
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:06 am

    Your welcome. Thank Fern also!
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by Fern on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:11 pm

    Yup even numbers are key with discus and even angels.
    Cute lil guys ya got there!


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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:18 pm

    Fern, does that hold true when I'm up to 13 in a 120? 5 of which are juvies!

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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:42 pm

    Thanks guys

    It there a way of sexing them ?
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:49 pm

    The only 100% surefire way is to watch them spawn... BUT.. In my research I came across this:
    Female:
    Male:
    But I'd not "bet the ranch on it!"
    Bill in Va.
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:50 pm

    And even a pair of females will spawn with one of them acting as a male!.. So until you have viable eggs it's a guess!

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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:16 pm

    I like the pic. it will help thanks. Wow Crazy may be the females and males can't tell eater and just have to play around a little tell they get pared off Razz
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:29 pm

    I prefer to think it's just a feels good do it thing...

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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:59 pm

    With my cichlids I always buy 8 to 10 hoping to get 1 or 2 males and have 7 to 6 females. But the last 3 times I did that I got all males it kill me on luck. Rolling Eyes So with the Discus can you have two pares in one tank?
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:02 pm

    Fern?
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by Fern on Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:52 pm

    Sometimes you can. I have had better luck pairing them in the community then moving the pair into a 29g. If you have 2 fiesty pairs it may be better to put them in the same tank with egg crate as the divider, then they get more protective of their spawn and ADD off less. Some pairs get weird sharing a tank...... it is all trial and error......


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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:42 pm

    Thanks Fern good info.

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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:56 am


    Nice Smile
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:29 am

    Sweet looking critter!.. Is it yours? If so, I'm envious! Bill in va.

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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:45 am

    No it was at the North American Discus Association Convention and Show in Atlanta
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by Fern on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:38 pm

    Thats a purdy fish!


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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:37 am



    I was reading Aquariums for Dummies to day and in the book by the photos it says The discus is a popular fish for brackish tanks. It on easy to keep fish for Brackish Aquariums
    I thought it needed soft and acidic water
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by williemcd on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:41 am

    That would be the first I've ever heard of that!

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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by FISH CRAZY on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:47 am

    Yep me to but it in the book Shocked
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    Re: Discus snag!

    Post by Fern on Sun May 12, 2013 11:55 am

    Tannic water is what they like with very little or no salt


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