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Forum: Fish Today, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By discuspaul
Barbs are generally somewhat aggressive -...

Barbs are generally somewhat aggressive - certainly not shy fish.
They are also known to be nippers, and many fish species, especially those with longer, flowing finnage, should not be kept with...
Forum: Fish Today, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By discuspaul
That discus has been seriously stressed over...

That discus has been seriously stressed over quite some time and is not in good health - & it may or may not have some pathogenic internal issues for which it has not been treated.
Sounds like it's...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By discuspaul
You've done a real neat job with a simplistic...

You've done a real neat job with a simplistic approach to a well-managed, easily cleaned up discus tank - which is as it should be ! Love it.
Looks fantastic - keep up the good work !
Forum: Fish 04-18-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By discuspaul
I'd recommend the Fluval Edge pre-filter which...

I'd recommend the Fluval Edge pre-filter which works well with the AC 20, or 30.
Forum: Fish 04-18-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By discuspaul
I've not kept them together, but Boesmanis get...

I've not kept them together, but Boesmanis get quite large and are very active fish, so I believe they would intimidate the gentle, peaceful Neons and stress them.
You could try it, but I don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By discuspaul
Easy - Just add a few drops of full strength...

Easy - Just add a few drops of full strength household bleach on top of the diffuser facing, let it sit for a few minutes, and it'll be sparkling clean. Just rinse it well to remove all traces of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-15-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By discuspaul
You might consider Blyxa Japonica. Here's one...

You might consider Blyxa Japonica.
Here's one of my tanks - a 10 gal with Blyxa J. and Anubias, to give you an idea of the look:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/Anubias
Forum: Fish 04-14-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By discuspaul
I only know of one fairly major importer/supplier...

I only know of one fairly major importer/supplier in the Seattle area, but his source of discus is Thailand, and the quality of the fish is questionable. I honestly wouldn't recommend that supplier....
Forum: Fish 04-13-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By discuspaul
Sorry to say so, but yes, it appears they are in...

Sorry to say so, but yes, it appears they are in fact stunted.
They are football-shaped as opposed to rounder, and their poor eye to body ratio, as well as the positioning of the eyes, clearly...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By discuspaul
Agree - they'd be good compatible tank-mates -...

Agree - they'd be good compatible tank-mates - I've had them both together - no problems at all.
Forum: Fish 04-10-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By discuspaul
If the CPDS are near maturity/adult stage, i.e....

If the CPDS are near maturity/adult stage, i.e. at least 1" or so, they should be safe from discus predation, unless the discus are large, say over 6".
However, they would not likely do well at the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,750
Posted By discuspaul
Thanks Rick - keeping a tank squeaky clean does...

Thanks Rick - keeping a tank squeaky clean does take a little extra work to achieve & maintain.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,750
Posted By discuspaul
Very well done, Jacklyn - congratulations !

Very well done, Jacklyn - congratulations !
Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By discuspaul
Not the same brand - I get a no-name 'generic' up...

Not the same brand - I get a no-name 'generic' up here.
But it's exactly the same as what I use - quartz-based # 20 grade silica PFS in white. That's all I use in my tanks. I think you'll love it....
Forum: Fish 04-09-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By discuspaul
If you get discus of not less than 3" - or 3.5"...

If you get discus of not less than 3" - or 3.5" which of course would be better - and you grow them out for a few months in a bare-bottom tank, then you could certainly get by with 2 or 3 large (50%...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By discuspaul
I admire your flair, energy, and determination,...

I admire your flair, energy, and determination, not to mention that I also envy what you're doing.
That looks like it's going to shape up to be a superb discus display set-up.
We'll be following...
Forum: Fish 04-08-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By discuspaul
Yes indeed it would, assuming you get at least a...

Yes indeed it would, assuming you get at least a half dozen 2" + fish, or more.
Anything smaller than 2" would do better in a smaller tank for a few months.
You could grow out up to say a dozen...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By discuspaul
It's due to a lack of cleaning maintenance of the...

It's due to a lack of cleaning maintenance of the complete impeller housing. It gets clogged up with gunk after a couple of/ a few weeks or so, which prevents it from re-starting after stopping it...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By discuspaul
Anything you can do to facilitate and lessen the...

Anything you can do to facilitate and lessen the burden of doing water changes is a bonus. I haven't drilled a tank, so others who have will hopefully chime in to advise you about avoiding any...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By discuspaul
[QUOTE=The Dude;7692266]What perameters would you...

[QUOTE=The Dude;7692266]What perameters would you guys be referring to? The tank will be heavily filtered. Likely two large canisters and a large HOB. Would they be more Sensitive to PH or hardness?...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By discuspaul
Again, Brian has given you good advice in that...

Again, Brian has given you good advice in that wild discus do need some extra care & attention since they're not well accustomed to the conditions under which domestic discus are raised.
However,...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By discuspaul
You sure could. No harm to their health to speak...

You sure could. No harm to their health to speak of, and almost no risk of stunting.
If you get 4" fish though, the only small negative element is that the fish may not achieve potential optimal...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-04-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By discuspaul
Use a fine mesh pre-filter on the filter intake...

Use a fine mesh pre-filter on the filter intake tube. Suggest the Fluval Edge pre-filter which fits on to most intakes. Usually available @ PetSmart stores for around $2.
And rinse them frequently -...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By discuspaul
That's great advice from Brian. No matter what...

That's great advice from Brian.
No matter what you decide to do, seriously consider getting discus of no less than 3" in size. Anything smaller and it's too risky to grow them out properly so they...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By discuspaul
Going with larger discus of 3.5" -4.0" is very...

Going with larger discus of 3.5" -4.0" is very smart. Less prone to health issues, and they need less time in the 75 before they're mature and ready for the larger tank.
Despite what you've heard...
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