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    williemcd

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    Discus.

    Post by williemcd on Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:29 am

    My Richmond based group is not as learned or inhabited by a great number of Discus keepers so I'm posing this question here for the FA of Fla group:

    There is a ton of debate about the "Pristine" water conditions etc for rearing Discus.. but I was wondering about the stuff I've read about the judging status of a fish. One of the big criteria is relative eye size... another being how complete a circle the body is.. .abscense of an elongation towards the caudal fin... Yet another is the bars on the typical's.. how solid they are .. how many there are... so.. anyone care to chime in with their thoughts?... here is a photo I've unearthed about relative eye size. There was a disclaimer that certain varieties are excluded from the "acceptable limits". Any input?.. And if so, do ya mind if I share it on my Richmond Fish club?

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    Fern
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    Re: Discus.

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:22 pm

    I agree with the eye size chart, usually I eyeball it, on any fish if the eye looks too big its stunted.

    I think theres 2 different bar counts for them.

    At the end of the day its all what you like in a fish though!


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    williemcd

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    Re: Discus.

    Post by williemcd on Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:26 pm

    Yea.. I had one of Urs's pigeon bloods in with 6 scorpions in a 155... it was looking pathetic until after 3 months in a tank with the dozen Blue Turq/Red's she doubled in size.... Her eye size is out of wack compared to that chart but all the research I've read is that PB's are always outside of the norm... And she (?) has become one of my favorite fish and rules the dozen Furqes... (Fire Red/ Blue turqs)...Bill in Va.
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    chrisb01

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    Re: Discus.

    Post by chrisb01 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:07 am

    I have Discus, but I have to say: The most boring fish in the world...
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    williemcd

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    Re: Discus.

    Post by williemcd on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:24 am

    Chris... Ship em north to me!....In my youth I had to get into big fish... Although as a challenge I tried Discus back then but since they were all wild caughts (72-73)... they were pretty demanding... Then I got bitten by the bug of BIG FISH!.... Now in my old age, I like/love the sedate state they exhibit... It's not without reason they are called the "Kings of Freshwater fish".... Bill in Va.
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    williemcd

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    Re: Discus.

    Post by williemcd on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:31 am

    Oh. Chris.. set yourself a goal and try and breed them... You'll soon lose your boredom and enter into a state of frustration!.. Smile
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    Re: Discus.

    Post by Fern on Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:14 am

    Mine were very personable when I had them!


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    chrisb01

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    Re: Discus.

    Post by chrisb01 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:50 am

    williemcd wrote:Chris... Ship em north to me!....In my youth I had to get into big fish... Although as a challenge I tried Discus back then but since they were all wild caughts (72-73)... they were pretty demanding... Then I got bitten by the bug of BIG FISH!.... Now in my old age, I like/love the sedate state they exhibit... It's not without reason they are called the "Kings of Freshwater fish".... Bill in Va.

    I do like them, but geez...

    Bill, Bill, Bill... the Angelfish is the "King of Freshwater fish" :-)
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    williemcd

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    Re: Discus.

    Post by williemcd on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:58 am

    LOL... Chris.. I too love Angels... Maintaining 2 big tanks of em!.. Perhaps they can be called the "Queen of Freshwater Fish?"?

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    Need discus!!!!

    Post by jetsvette02 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:55 pm

    I'm looking for discus for my 90 gallon planted. Any hook ups?
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    Re: Discus.

    Post by Fern on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:56 pm

    Boardroom aquatics has a nice selection right now.
    Where are you located?


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    Re: Discus.

    Post by jetsvette02 on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:57 pm

    I'm in PC but I've been to Boardroom and they are awesome! But i need a wide selection of colors when it comes to discus I know it when i see it.
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    Re: Discus.

    Post by Fern on Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:12 am

    Turquoise, reds, cobalts... selection is pretty decent right now, the reds are pretty nice.


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