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post #2191 of 2988 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 10:45 PM
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P.S. Anybody know why my female discus would get ugly and dark all the time? The pair spawn every few weeks so I'm assuming they are healthy and comfortable. She used to be vibrant and gorgeous like the male. Over the last 8 weeks or so shes just been really dark and ugly. Didn't change food or other factors. She also doesn't exhibit any strange new behaviors. Hoping it's a temporary thing....
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i dont want nana or java fern
maybe some fissidens and little stem plants
i gotcha buddy. just let me know when is a good day for you. i pass by your place several times a day, so any day is good for me
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P.S. Anybody know why my female discus would get ugly and dark all the time? The pair spawn every few weeks so I'm assuming they are healthy and comfortable. She used to be vibrant and gorgeous like the male. Over the last 8 weeks or so shes just been really dark and ugly. Didn't change food or other factors. She also doesn't exhibit any strange new behaviors. Hoping it's a temporary thing....
that, my friend, is a question that needs to be asked of Master Van. Oh Master Van!! any ideas on this one??
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post #2194 of 2988 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 12:19 AM
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Yeah, I was hoping Van would come to the rescue... or anybody.
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post #2195 of 2988 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 12:23 AM
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Yeah, I was hoping Van would come to the rescue... or anybody.
Discus still eating?

Need a picture.

Any excess slime?

When was the last time you changed water?

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Discus still eating?

- Eating like a champ

Need a picture.

- No picture. I'm on an airplane right now.

Any excess slime?

- Not that I can obviously notice.

When was the last time you changed water?

- Water changes are for suckers...
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Discus still eating?


When was the last time you changed water?

- Water changes are for suckers...
Then you got your answer there. If you honestly think you can keep discus without water changes, you have to research a little on what discus thrive on.

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Then you got your answer there. If you honestly think you can keep discus without water changes, you have to research a little on what discus thrive on.
Sure, They were fine for at least 6 months with what I've been doing. Guess I'll try a water change or something...
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Sure, They were fine for at least 6 months with what I've been doing. Guess I'll try a water change or something...
Not going to try to tell you how you keep your discus but but the most important thing to remember when keeping discus is clean water.

People have spent years debating on the amount and frequency of water changes to get clean water but they all will agree that discus needs clean water.

Discus are actually very hardy. They don't usually flop over any die if they are not kept properly. Instead, their condition slowly deteriorate and waste away. It's one thing to keep discus alive but having them thrive.. that's totally different.

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Let me know if you need any fish or plants. I'm right in Morton which is likely 10 minutes from you.
I would definitely like to check out your set-up if thats possible. Yea, Morton is real close! I'm home for the rest of the week doing my finals so anytime is ok. let me know when is good for you.
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If you care to make a trip to West Chester, I'd be happy to hook you up with a bit of goodies.
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Holy crap, Joe's gonna do a water change? Pack your crap, the world is coming to an end!!
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For the guys near me...I'm home from work by 5:15pm Monday through Friday if you wanna stop by. Just PM me and I'll send you my cell number.
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