Hey Brilliant nice looking discus are they Red Terqs.? Also where did you buy them from they look like nice bright colors. Have they started eating yet and came out to look around?
No Red Turqs I could not get the same strains again. I thought they would never live up to the other ones I had so I picked another strain. I know its probably hard to tell but I was hoping someone could tell me the strain. I know what they were sold as but it would be a compliment if someone told me.
Perhaps this answer will come out in a few weeks or months when they have grown. If you cant take the suspense just PM me.
They are eating now, they are very timid still. They are soo tiny!!!
Brilliant...I have to admit. This is quite an endeavor!!
Gonna be hard growin em out in that tank! The steady feast that these guys are gonna need is gonna create havock with the tank I believe. Feedin juvies 4-5 times a day is a must to have them healthy an growin. That will in turn create a lot of leftovers, an waste which is pretty hard to clean up every day, or every other day, without your plants suffering. I can assume yer not dosing P04, since you will have plenty of it....
All I can say is good luck! Hope it works out for you!!
I hope so too thank you. I was satisfied with the growth of my last fish in the planted tank. I am trying to feed them very often. They appear to be eating everything what else leftover may be eaten by the Cardinals and ABNs. I wrote to someone who kept juvs in a large tank like mine and he seemed pleased with the fish many months later. I am not concerned with the plants at all. I am concerned with the fish. I had a real bad time relocating these fish in the past. That is the only reason I am trying to keep them in this tank.
I did have to run the diatom filter weekly to keep the water pristine.
Any hints on how to keep them from spawning but not cause stress?
I do think my pair did continue to grow after they spawned but the female took a 1-2 day break sometimes from eating.
I was thinking about making the water hard but it clearly causes my Apistos to stress and I dont really want to put these fish through that.
I will make a post about my water storage system soon. It is pretty neat!