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theyre prone to be bloated from flakes and pellets not frozen or freeze dried food
Ohhhhhh so a small amount of pellet and flake in morning then a couple of cubes of freezedried worms stuck to the glass at lunch time then 3 frozen cubes when I'm home would be alright then?
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Thank you 1 the most recent one the blue turquoise one is from my lfs so should be alright

The rest I got off someone I know shutting the tank down all can from an lfs originally

In fairness it sounds like my fault for not feeding enough.. Was worries about over feeding but it was the opposite

Time to up the feeds and increase the wc
Even If you up feeds and increase WC these fish won't grow much more than a few inches, if ur lucky. If you want fish u can be proud of buy from Hans, Kenny, Chicagodiscus etc.
Hans: http://discusfishstore.com/
Kenny: http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...ai-Khoon-stock
Chicago discus (Josie):http://chicagodiscus.com/

Remember that the bigger fish you get the easier it is on you in the long run. U will be impressed by the quality of fish from these people. My avatar fish was a fish from Hans.
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Even If you up feeds and increase WC these fish won't grow much more than a few inches, if ur lucky. If you want fish u can be proud of buy from Hans, Kenny, Chicagodiscus etc.
Hans: http://discusfishstore.com/
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Remember that the bigger fish you get the easier it is on you in the long run. U will be impressed by the quality of fish from these people. My avatar fish was a fish from Hans.
Yeah figured it might be too late

Well I'm in the uk so would need a uk supplier but I'm gonna stick with the ones I have they are my first try so I have a lot to learn still

Hopefully they will improve a little but if not I'm fine with it
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Yeah figured it might be too late

Well I'm in the uk so would need a uk supplier but I'm gonna stick with the ones I have they are my first try so I have a lot to learn still

Hopefully they will improve a little but if not I'm fine with it
Good luck.
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Good luck.
Thanks I will keep the updates going
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I think your fish are really pretty.
I don't know much about discus, but I love their colors
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I think your fish are really pretty.
I don't know much about discus, but I love their colors
Thanks

Hopefully I can get them to improve

I would as an end goal breed them once I have got a good understanding of them
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Update.....

Was away all last week when I started the journal

Back today and going to start the increased feeding and more water changes

Took the plants out of the pot and replanted

Had to put in 12kg of sand to allow me to plant them properly



Found a baby plant that fell out of the bunch from the pot (the big main plant)





Hoping it grows

Took some more of the fish so I can get a before and after and hopefully see some improvement in 4 weeks time





Really shows the fact the yellow one Is very stunted its a very different shape



Not so keen on the peppering but have always been that way... Don't think it ever leaves



Not so peppered this one



The other blue turquoise was hiding which is a shame seeing as it's the better coloured one

Took the 2 plecs to the lfs as I don't want to keep them with my discus

Did some reworking got rid of the left side drift wood

Took the PVC tubes out no longer needed

Did a large water change

Also got one of those seachem ammonia alerts into the tank but forgot to take a photo have to see how well it works

Still waiting on the tubifex and then will order some blackworms too

Will be getting a feeding cone soon in an attempt to keep the worms in one place
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Dark substrate will cause more peppering.

Your discus might have been stunted before you got them, so very much not a whole lot you could do.

Watch out for overfeeding problem.

If a discus goes hiding, it's either:

- Being picked on by a dominant fish

- Being sick

Either way, you should pay a closer look.

Nice tank and set up.

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Dark substrate will cause more peppering.

Your discus might have been stunted before you got them, so very much not a whole lot you could do.

Watch out for overfeeding problem.

If a discus goes hiding, it's either:

- Being picked on by a dominant fish

- Being sick

Either way, you should pay a closer look.

Nice tank and set up.

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Thanks

Yeah the dark substrate can't be changed and the background is dark and also part of the tank

But I will have to live with the peppering

Yeah I'm keeping an eye on it I think it's because it's the newest of the bunch all the others were bought at the same time apart from that one

He comes out when I'm away from the tank but hides when I come near the eventually comes out again

The others were like that when I first got them now they rush to the front when I come near
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Where did you get the splitter? I really like that idea! Could you PM me about it please!?
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Where did you get the splitter? I really like that idea! Could you PM me about it please!?
eBay I will see if I can find you the link and will pm you
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eBay I will see if I can find you the link and will pm you
Can u send me that link also? Thanks

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Can u send me that link also? Thanks

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Would posting it on the journal be allowed?

I will pm you also

Depends on the size of your tube but I just searched eBay for 3 way flow valve
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