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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-15-2019, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-16-2019, 04:54 PM
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Your discus are so beautiful!
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Your discus are so beautiful!
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Looking forward to getting my new one- the Heckel cross
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60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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Your fish are all gorgeous and very healthy looking. After seeing your post here about, "...getting the urge to grow out some discus", and seeing your altum angel posts, I'm curious about how much time you spend a week on maintenance.
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Your fish are all gorgeous and very healthy looking. After seeing your post here about, "...getting the urge to grow out some discus", and seeing your altum angel posts, I'm curious about how much time you spend a week on maintenance.
Im not sure- I didn't end up getting the juvenile discus- maybe this summer.

Ill try to break it down:


60 gallon tank- 2- 50- 75% water changes weekly + other maintenance/ cleaning: 2.5 hours
180 gallon tank- 1- 75% water change weekly + other maintenance/cleaning: 2 hours

30 gallon discus pair- 2-75%- " 1 hour
30 gallon tetra tank- 1- 50% " - 30 m


Appx: 6 hours weekly.

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60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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I've kept just abut every fish there is to keep from huge 30" Fossochromis rostratus down to tiny 3/4" gobies. I could never keep discus alive let alone make them happy enough to breed. My collector in Brazil sends me pictures all the time of stock he has available and I'd kill for 6 of his Tefe Greens. Dunno what I'm doing wrong.
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I would kill for some wild Tefe Greens myself!
One of the most beautiful of the wild discus in my opinion.
Are you in the business? Or, do you just import a lot of fish for yourself?

Have you tried domestic discus?- much more forgiving than the wilds.

180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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beautiful. i miss my planted discus tank
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Since ordered a background for the 30 gallon shrimp tank ( a background that was more than construction paper sloppily taped up on the back of the tank)...

As you can see, aesthetics of the aquarium is something Ive acquired over time. My tanks used to be Pool filter sand and some branches. That's it. Anyways, now that put up a background on 30 gallon, thought would update the background on discus tank.


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60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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I made an amateur move that was costly and stupid. Added my Stendker discus pair to another tank that had a discus that both had never been exposed to. As a result the discus (Stendkers) had a bacterial reaction that killed them both.This is the other difficulty of keeping discus- their inability to process ( and over-reactive response against) unfamiliar bacteria.
By the time gave treatment ( nitrofurazone) was too late.
Amateur move.

Im a bit sick right now--- but, it was my own da$#n fault.
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60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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Wow sorry to hear that. You’re a special kind of keeper for being so willing and patient with discus. I have an empty 75 right now and people keep saying DISCUS! But...yeah.


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Very sorry to hear that.

If you makes you feel any better, I am sure we all have had moments we regret and made poor decisions (at least I know I have).

I always look at it as a learning experience, and I am guessing you don't make that mistake again.
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Very sorry to hear that.

If you makes you feel any better, I am sure we all have had moments we regret and made poor decisions (at least I know I have).

I always look at it as a learning experience, and I am guessing you don't make that mistake again.
Oh, no- that was too costly a mistake to make again.
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180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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