Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Regrettably, it's a well-known & proven fact that most LFS's, and the people working in them, don't know how to care for discus properly, or don't want to put in the time to do so, or don't care, and because they don't know what a healthy, well-shaped discus should look like, they fall into the trap of acquiring poor discus specimens for sale in their stores.
If you go back into discus sometime, do the homework to be sure to find a known to be a reliable, experienced breeder or importer of quality discus. If you wish, let me know your location & I'll direct you as best I can to good sources of high quality discus.
Best of luck to you.