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post #21 of 31 Old 02-21-2011, 05:39 AM
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Don't you have to do like 75% water changes daily or something like that? I think that Yellow is absolutely stunning.

I did 50% every day while growing them out. Totally worth it. Like Lupin said, you must maintain pristine water conditions + daily water changes or they could very well be stunted.

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I did 50% every day while growing them out. Totally worth it. Like Lupin said, you must maintain pristine water conditions + daily water changes or they could very well be stunted.
50%? Every day? I don't even...

Yeah. I've pretty much given up every hope of keeping Discus...for now.

I've got a little Snow White of my own, but he's an angelfish. Hehe.
I named him Casper, which is really a big thing considering only 3 of my fish have names (the other two being Sticky the Pleco and Notch the alpha Silver Angelfish).
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where did you buy ur fishys?? i'd like some
I got them from Kenny in San Francisco. He does most of his business off of a discus forum... I can PM you a link if you'd like.

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Gorgeous fish! I have thought about getting Discus but I fear they are a bit too putsy for me. Don't you have to do like 75% water changes daily or something like that? I think that Yellow is absolutely stunning.
It totally depends upon your fish, their size, tank size, filtration, what you feed, how much you feed, your goals, etc. There are lots of people who just like to "collect" discus and want to grow them out as big as possible, as fast as possible. They'll feed 6-8 times a day and change 90-100% of the water every day, but their end goal is just to have huge fish to stick in bare tanks and stare at. My guys grow like weeds with 3-4 feedings a day and a few decent water changes a week, and I'm perfectly happy with that.

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I like the checkerboard variety

Love the pic of all of them together.
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I got them from Kenny in San Francisco. He does most of his business off of a discus forum... I can PM you a link if you'd like.



It totally depends upon your fish, their size, tank size, filtration, what you feed, how much you feed, your goals, etc. There are lots of people who just like to "collect" discus and want to grow them out as big as possible, as fast as possible. They'll feed 6-8 times a day and change 90-100% of the water every day, but their end goal is just to have huge fish to stick in bare tanks and stare at. My guys grow like weeds with 3-4 feedings a day and a few decent water changes a week, and I'm perfectly happy with that.

yes please pm me a link im interested in ordering some :)

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I got them from Kenny in San Francisco. He does most of his business off of a discus forum... I can PM you a link if you'd like.



It totally depends upon your fish, their size, tank size, filtration, what you feed, how much you feed, your goals, etc. There are lots of people who just like to "collect" discus and want to grow them out as big as possible, as fast as possible. They'll feed 6-8 times a day and change 90-100% of the water every day, but their end goal is just to have huge fish to stick in bare tanks and stare at. My guys grow like weeds with 3-4 feedings a day and a few decent water changes a week, and I'm perfectly happy with that.

My Goals would simply be to have some lovely fish in my aquarium so that I could stare at them peacefully at the end of a long day and lose my stress in their serenity. I was doing - 70% water changes each day on my aquarium for quite awhile but it was only a 60 gallon tank. How large of a tank do you have these guys in? I mean, 30 gallons a day I could do but 60+ gallons? I'd rather not. lol Guess I will have to enjoy them through your pictures. HOpefully you will be posting a lot. Video wouldn't hurt either. (hint hint)
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Absolutely beautiful Discus!!

"Whoever said fish were low maintenance obviously never owned fish"
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My Goals would simply be to have some lovely fish in my aquarium so that I could stare at them peacefully at the end of a long day and lose my stress in their serenity. I was doing - 70% water changes each day on my aquarium for quite awhile but it was only a 60 gallon tank. How large of a tank do you have these guys in? I mean, 30 gallons a day I could do but 60+ gallons? I'd rather not. lol Guess I will have to enjoy them through your pictures. HOpefully you will be posting a lot. Video wouldn't hurt either. (hint hint)
Then I think you would do great with them! I don't really care about growing monster-sized fish and showing them off either... I just want them to live happily in my planted tank so I can enjoy them. Mine are in an 80 gallon. The most common rule for discus is 10 gallons per adult fish and it's best to have at least six in a group, so I'd say 60 gallons would be the minimum for a group.

I may have to try a video, now that I have a fancy phone that does HD video. I've never done it before though, so it'll probably take me a while to master it.

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I like the checkerboard variety

Love the pic of all of them together.
I'm thrilled with the checkerboard, since I've been after one for ages. She has already made herself the queen of the tank. I couldn't believe that they all grouped nicely together and held still for me to get a group shot. Funny fish.


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Absolutely beautiful Discus!!
Thank you very much!

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They look like demons posing as angels. Those are some gorgeous fish, and I very rarely use that word.
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OK so now I want some.
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