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  1. maybemark
    11-21-2015 03:33 AM - permalink
    Hi Paul
    I ordered the aquaclear 70 from big Als up in Canada, they were the best price
    So once the filter comes, I can start the cycle
  2. maybemark
    11-20-2015 12:12 AM - permalink
    well, the 135 is now clean and ready.
    I haven't ordered the filter yet, I am hoping they will have them on sale for black friday
  3. maybemark
    11-16-2015 01:27 AM - permalink
    someone asked the strength of the ammonia, no one answered the question.
    I looked at the walmart then put in clear ammonia, found the right bottle
  4. discuspaul
    04-16-2015 07:30 PM - permalink
    Hi George,
    Yes, it's completely normal, and can be particularly bad since you only have 3 of them. Keeping only 2, 3, or 4 discus is not a good number for compatibility reasons, and in some cases results in overly aggressive bullying by one over the other(s), at times causing serious harm, which in turn causes much stress and leads to ill health.

    One should keep no less than 5 discus, preferably more, to significantly dissipate the pecking order aggression.
    If the bullying continues & gets worse, you'll really need to consider getting 2 or 3 more fairly soon.
  5. Georgeh
    04-16-2015 06:42 PM - permalink
    Hello Paul...made a purchase from DiscusUSA. I got 3 Checkerboard pigeons. One is slightly larger than other two and he seems to be a bully , chasing others around. Is this normal?
  6. navarro1950
    04-06-2015 07:20 PM - permalink
    Thanks discuspaul for accepting my friend request.
  7. discuspaul
    03-30-2015 11:04 PM - permalink
    Haven't heard a great deal about them but among the few reviews I have read, there has been some good, and some not so good. The discus shown in their website look good, and they import Tony Tan discus, which are very good quality.
    So overall, it would appear a safe bet to buy from them. Hopefully you are close enough to select your choices in person. Where are you located anyway ?
  8. Georgeh
    03-30-2015 09:15 PM - permalink
    New to this site....Any thoughts on Discus USA (good or bad)
  9. drondy
    09-25-2014 05:13 PM - permalink
    Paul, this is Dean from Michigan. I mentioned in a thread that I was getting some discus and two weeks ago I got my first 4 of them ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 inches. I am starting to have some problems with the largest one. Yesterday I saw him darting around the tank for a short period of time. I thought that was unusual. This morning he was laying sideways at the top of the tank. I moved him upright and now seems to be better. The last two days he seems to be hanging out at he top of the tank as well while the other stay at the bottom.

    The tank is a BB 30 gal octagon upright tank. 30 - 50% water changes every day. Water parameters are good 8.0PH 0-Ammonia 0-nitrite 5M- nitrate. The fish were bought locally from a breeder whos PH were in the high 7's.

    Feeding them Beef Heart and Cobalt flakes several times a day.

    Any suggestions. I can be reached at 248 236-9881 if it is better to talk on the phone.

  10. barbarian206
    11-26-2011 11:35 PM - permalink
    hey dude hows it been its been a whlie well i got 3 more discus out of 5 but i think one has something wrong with his eyes there is white film starting to get on the eyes im thinking its because he has been chased around alot and got hurt ive seperated him into a 2 gal. i use as a hospital tank dont know what meds to use can u help me please

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    Retired - been keeping fresh & saltwater tanks, on & off, for over 40 years
    British Columbia, Canada
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11:23 PM - thedood mentioned discuspaul in post Best White Sand?
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11:17 PM - discuspaul quoted aja31 in post Best White Sand?
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05:55 PM - discuspaul quoted latchdan in post Discus in a 40B
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