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Old 05-01-2013, 02:12 AM   #46
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When was the last time you went to his shop? I was there 2 weeks ago and did see about 40+ breeding pairs. Yes he brings some fish, but not mostly
LOL>> ok.. your wrong about best breeder.. but i look the fish from SHOW Quality, not Pet Quality
i don't want to spam the OP's thread here.. so we can both just drop it from here..
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:14 AM   #47
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LOL>> ok.. your wrong about best breeder.. but i look the fish from SHOW Quality, not Pet Quality
i don't want to spam the OP's thread here.. so we can both just drop it from here..
Lol the all mighty expert has spoken, yes we can both drop it


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Old 05-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #48
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Looking at those discus in plant pics, having the same discus looks quite nice.
I was thinking 4-6 different kinds but just the blues look very nice.
More decisions!
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Blue diamond. Cobalt. Blue scorpion. Flachen. Flachen snake skin. Blue snake skin. Blue turq.

All blue fish.. diff shades.. solid to patterned
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Here's where I ordered my Discus. Just ordered 2 Red Covers today to add to my 4 Red Diamond Spotted Discus:

http://sunrisetropicals.com/

Very happy with them.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:52 AM   #51
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Guys. Have a question. When adding fish. Which order would u do so? Discus very first or others first? Or it doesnt really matter anyway?
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Guys. Have a question. When adding fish. Which order would u do so? Discus very first or others first? Or it doesnt really matter anyway?
Great question, add the smaller fish first. Specially if you are using fish like cardinals and small fish that size, one of the reasons is that you do not want your discus to think the small fish are being fed to them


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Old 05-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #53
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Looking at those discus in plant pics, having the same discus looks quite nice.
I was thinking 4-6 different kinds but just the blues look very nice.
More decisions!
May I suggest that you look at pictures of discus tanks to help you decide this? The vivid colors available in discus make a tank of 4-6 different kinds a completely different visual than all of one kind. I will not even bias you with my personal opinion, but the look of identical tanks with one kind versus 5 kinds is completely different. Try google images of "planted discus tanks"

ps - I noted your angelfish comment above and restrained myself mightily. But now that I am here, what is so objectionable about angels? If it has anything to do with behavior, remember that angels and discus are both larger cichlids and share behavioral characteristics.
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i did look at the one type vs multiple kinds.
and i decided that i wont go with rainbow colors of discus all over the place but focus on two colors...blue and red. so i picked 4 blues and 4 reds with different patterns.(some solid, some turqs, snakeskins, leopard etc...)

haha tom i didnt want to offend u with my angel remarks.
just that right now in this stage in my hobby, i reallly dont wanna try angels. its more about how im attracted to discus appearance and color than angels. your altums look great and i never knew altums cost the same as discus almost.
i was thinking $10 angels at store. whats the reason for such high price?
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I have a 75gal heavy planted discus tank. Both plants/discus seem to be thriving. LED Lights and pressurized CO2.



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how often do u do water change? how many feedings/day?
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... i never knew altums cost the same as discus almost.
i was thinking $10 angels at store. whats the reason for such high price?
Rarity I suspect. Altums very rarely have bred in captivity so all are imported from remote locations only a few months per year. They are closer to wild caught discus in this respect. Historically import mortality has been very high too; we are just learning how to care for these majestic animals. At least, I am.

I am looking ofrward to seeing your tank full. It will be awesome.
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how often do u do water change? how many feedings/day?
Hi DKreef,

I did water changes weekly for the first month, but now that it seems to be stablized I'll do them as needed - maybe once a month.

I feed frozen blood worms and flakes daily - but I'm thinking I may increase to twice a day and maybe increase water change frequency to offset.

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