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post #11 of 11 Old 09-17-2009, 01:13 PM
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One suggestion to add since it hasn't yet been raised--you need a group of discus not one solitary fish. It will be stressed out unless it is in a perfect environment, and being programmed for company a few more discus will keep it more stress-free and that means healthier.

Maintaining a lone discus for breeding purposes is a very different thing that maintaining healthy discus in an aquarium for display. And I am confident that Mr. Whattley, whose columns I regularly read even though I do not keep discus, would agree with me.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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