12-26-2012, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Timjwilson
Well, I've got the discus home and they will be lucky to survive. I checked the pH of the bag water at 3.6. This is of almost fermentive numbers and can be indicative of high fungi volume. I had no choice but to put them into my 7.1 pH water.
My O2 is at 7.2 and I'm going to aerate for a little while with the thought that extra O2 may help them recover. If this is wrong....let me know.
Well miraculously the discus are still living and have begun showing an interest in food albiet not much. 9 of them have lightened in color which I understand is a good sign.
I've been feeding them the Tetra color, as that is what the breeder fed but got them started on freeze dried blackworms today. I also bought some Omega One small pellet food today which is supposed to be for marine fish and consists of whole herring, salmon, cod, shrimp, kril and garlic
along with all the usual. I read that garlic was good for discus, especially for getting them eating. If there is anything wrong with feeding this please speak up.
Also, I noticed that the algae wafers for plecostomus consist of mostly alfalfa meal and kelp meal. I have lots of this. Can I just feed this?