Originally Posted by prototyp3
I will most likely catch heat for this, but there's a difference in keeping discus and keeping discus to make show class breeders. The fanatics will say you need clear water from the highest Himalayans imported daily, read them bed time stories using a South American accent, etc.
2nd tank is always an option, heh..
The care between a show class breeder and keeping discus is the same. Saying they need water from the himalayas is just you not knowing anything about discus. You can't turn an ugly fish into a pretty one, everything is determined by genetics and it starts when they are young. You won't make an ugly wild discus into a show discus with water conditions no matter how hard you try, but if you eventually breed enough to get the best of the best to pair up then you can select individual fish with the best traits.
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