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post #1 of 110 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Some discus eye candy for you photo buffs

Thought some of you might have missed these pics which I recently posted on someone's thread in another section of TPT:

First pic are juvie 3 R's (RRR-Royal Ruby Reds) whose deeper red coloration was not yet fully developed.

Second pic is a group of young Red Snake Skins, whose color & patterning got more profound & redder as they matured.

Hope you like them.






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Here's a full tank shot of the red snake-skins with their tank-mates:

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No comments, folks ? or even questions ?
Maybe you don't care for these pics - would love for you to tell me why.
Is this not your fish of choice ? Hey, I can understand that.
Don't be shy.

Let me help you keep discus successfully without a lot of fuss !!!
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Very nice! I suppose being the weekend folks are busy doing other things. You must have a great filtration system to keep your tank so nice with so many large animals. I have never tried Discus but now that I make all my water from RO it would be feasible. I may try that with my next tank and will probably have lots of questions, ha ha. Awesome looking fish!
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Just got on the computer.....
First couple thoughts are;
1) I really need a better camera (jealous)
2) I really wish I could keep up with tank needs to have discus (beautiful!)

Yes, I would definitely call that firs pic eye candy.


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Very nice! I suppose being the weekend folks are busy doing other things. You must have a great filtration system to keep your tank so nice with so many large animals. I have never tried Discus but now that I make all my water from RO it would be feasible. I may try that with my next tank and will probably have lots of questions, ha ha. Awesome looking fish!
Many thanks for responding.
No great filtration system needed at all - just large, fairly frequent water changes with substrate vacuuming, a little elbow grease doing a good tank cleaning routine with each wc, and a few easy, simple maintenance tips.

Anyway, really no need for RO water, as long as the pH out of your tap is roughly somewhere between 6.0 to something over 8.0. Anything within that range is just fine. And if you do decide to give it a go - you'll have lots of help - cause I'll be at your disposal every step of the way - try me & see.

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Just got on the computer.....
First couple thoughts are;
1) I really need a better camera (jealous)
2) I really wish I could keep up with tank needs to have discus (beautiful!)

Yes, I would definitely call that firs pic eye candy.
Thanks for your comments.
1) Camera is just a small Pentax Optio A30 - works like a charm.
2) Tank needs are not very onerous - believe me - I get away with just a couple of hours a week - it's really quite simple & not very labour-intensive.
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Sometimes cool pics get overlooked, which is a shame. Discus are beautiful. King of the tropical world imo. Thanks for the great images!

So these were taken with a point and shoot? Not a dslr?


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Sometimes cool pics get overlooked, which is a shame. Discus are beautiful. King of the tropical world imo. Thanks for the great images!

So these were taken with a point and shoot? Not a dslr?
Yup - right on !
And thanks for your nice words.
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Very nice! I suppose being the weekend folks are busy doing other things. You must have a great filtration system to keep your tank so nice with so many large animals. I have never tried Discus but now that I make all my water from RO it would be feasible. I may try that with my next tank and will probably have lots of questions, ha ha. Awesome looking fish!

You're in the desert ? Where ? Arizona, by chance ?
If so, you have an absolutely excellent commercial source of high quality discus near you.
Why don't you give discus-keeping a go.

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Hi Paul,

These are beautiful pictures of gorgeous discus. I love one-strain tanks and I don't understand why they are relatively rare. Good job!

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Hi Paul,

These are beautiful pictures of gorgeous discus. I love one-strain tanks and I don't understand why they are relatively rare. Good job!

Mauro

Thanks Mauro - Nice to hear from you. Hope you're keeping well !
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Thanks Mauro - Nice to hear from you. Hope you're keeping well !
I doing well, but had some setbacks. This year I lost 4 of my wild discus to the whirling disease. But at least I have a nice pair spawning right now. Hopefully I will get wigglers.

Please keep your pictures coming!
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Paul, your photos and your tanks are always top-notch!
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Paul, your photos and your tanks are always top-notch!
Aw, many thanks !
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Not a big fan of discus but credit where credit is do gorgeous tank beautiful fish

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