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Old 11-16-2010, 01:02 PM   #11
 
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Yep! That's my little pigeonblood. He's only about two inches now and cute as a little button.
Yes, he is! How many Discus do you have total? Details, details. I love Discus, as you may have already guessed, lol.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:14 AM   #12
 
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Yes, he is! How many Discus do you have total? Details, details. I love Discus, as you may have already guessed, lol.
I adore them too, though I didn't imagine having any for quite some time. Actually I must admit that I covet your white diamond.

As of right now I have five, but I should be picking up number six (a snakeskin) tomorrow. Unfortunately I've had to add them one at a time because it's hard to find decent specimens around here. I haven't even been able to get the same sizes! I have two that are about 3.5", one that is maybe 2 3/4", and two that are 2" or less, though thankfully I haven't had any problems. I have had adventures with these guys already just getting a hold of them!
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:42 AM   #13
 
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I adore them too, though I didn't imagine having any for quite some time. Actually I must admit that I covet your white diamond.

As of right now I have five, but I should be picking up number six (a snakeskin) tomorrow. Unfortunately I've had to add them one at a time because it's hard to find decent specimens around here. I haven't even been able to get the same sizes! I have two that are about 3.5", one that is maybe 2 3/4", and two that are 2" or less, though thankfully I haven't had any problems. I have had adventures with these guys already just getting a hold of them!
Yep, I love my little Snow Flake.
I see your also in California. North or South? I know of quite a few really good Discus breeders in our state. The smallest Discus I have aquired were three inches at time of purchase. I was always too leary to go with anything smaller, even though I have seen some spectacular 2"ers. By the time I have waited for them to be 3" someone else snapped them up!
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:53 PM   #14
 
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Yep, I love my little Snow Flake.
I see your also in California. North or South? I know of quite a few really good Discus breeders in our state. The smallest Discus I have aquired were three inches at time of purchase. I was always too leary to go with anything smaller, even though I have seen some spectacular 2"ers. By the time I have waited for them to be 3" someone else snapped them up!
I'm right smack dab in the middle (Fresno, Central Valley). Which is, of course, the worst place to live in California. I used to live in Monterey but I had to move for school. (Worst day of my life, having to abandon cool and breezy coast for barren desert, lol!) I found a place in the SF area near my brother that breeds them, so I'll probably eventually rehome two (a turq and the red marlboro, I'm thinking) in order to get a white diamond and a checkerboard pigeon and have my discus "dream team."

Oh no! Actually that happens here too, even though there aren't many fishkeepers. I ordered a pigeonblood and a snakeskin last week but the manager got it in her head that I wanted a red turq and ordered that instead. They stuck the little guy in one of their tanks temporarily before sending him back but he sold the next day. I didn't want anything smaller than tennis ball-sized at first, but after getting the first three and seeing how hardy they really are I felt comfortable in getting the little guys. These last two from another source have been the best of the lot even though they were the smallest. They took to the tank right away, joined the other discus immediately instead of hiding, ate like pigs from the start, and explored like curious kids.

Now I'm curious, which strains/colors do you have other than the white diamond and red turquoise?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:57 AM   #15
 
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Fresno? Yuck! lol. My nephews live in Fresno (Clovis, to be exact) and I'm down here in Carlsbad but I try to make it up your way a couple of times a year.

As far as my discus...I have two Blue Diamonds, one Cobalt, two Red Turks, two Pigeonbloods and of course, Ms. Snow Flake. Of my eight discus I now have three spawning pairs
Only one pair were successful getting a spawn to the free swimming stage until they were eaten.

Ps. The worst place to live in California is Barstow, not Fresno, lol.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:52 PM   #16
 
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Fresno? Yuck! lol. My nephews live in Fresno (Clovis, to be exact) and I'm down here in Carlsbad but I try to make it up your way a couple of times a year.

As far as my discus...I have two Blue Diamonds, one Cobalt, two Red Turks, two Pigeonbloods and of course, Ms. Snow Flake. Of my eight discus I now have three spawning pairs
Only one pair were successful getting a spawn to the free swimming stage until they were eaten.

Ps. The worst place to live in California is Barstow, not Fresno, lol.
Lol! You're right, I forgot about Barstow. Bakersfield too. Clovis is definitely a bit more "special" than Fresno... only there can you see men strolling around in cowboy boots for no apparent reason.

Wow! That's a great number. I can't believe you have three pairs though! Man, I really hope mine don't pair up. I don't have room for another tank for baby raising. Do yours all have names? I've tried naming mine but I always just end up calling them by their colors. Only my blue diamond has a nickname that has stuck, but he earned it because he's a jerk so it's not exactly an appropriate name, lol.

I'm sure you'll get some babies soon with three pairs at it. You'll have to have a thread here tracking their progress when they do! Are all three of the pairs in one tank though?
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #17
 
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Lol! You're right, I forgot about Barstow. Bakersfield too. Clovis is definitely a bit more "special" than Fresno... only there can you see men strolling around in cowboy boots for no apparent reason.

Wow! That's a great number. I can't believe you have three pairs though! Man, I really hope mine don't pair up. I don't have room for another tank for baby raising. Do yours all have names? I've tried naming mine but I always just end up calling them by their colors. Only my blue diamond has a nickname that has stuck, but he earned it because he's a jerk so it's not exactly an appropriate name, lol.

I'm sure you'll get some babies soon with three pairs at it. You'll have to have a thread here tracking their progress when they do! Are all three of the pairs in one tank though?
LOL, just like you, none of my Discus have names except for my Blue Diamond, and that name isn't printable here! Blue Diamonds have a well deserved rep as the "jerks" of the Discus world.

All my Discus are kept together in a community tank, with loaches. If I was a betting woman I would have to say that the one batch of fry that got to free swimming were probably eaten by my clown loaches. Discus are great at protecting their eggs and subsequent wrigglers but they are no match for a herd of hungry clowns. I go back and forth with the should I or shouldn't I as far as pulling a pair to their own breeding tank. Fishkeeping should be fun, and not work. Raising Discus fry sounds like work, and not fun, lol.
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