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post #1 of 22 Old 10-06-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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New Discus - Pictures

Hello all,

Here is a picture of the new blue diamond discus that we introduced to our community tank:



Here he is with pigeon blood yellow cross:

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post #2 of 22 Old 10-06-2009, 10:15 PM
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WOW very bright. nice fish.
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post #3 of 22 Old 10-07-2009, 01:13 AM
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Beautiful fish! Truly they are the gems of the aquarium world.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
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75 Gallon coming soon!
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So beautiful!
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post #5 of 22 Old 10-07-2009, 05:51 AM
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They are handsome fish. Wish you the best of luck. When the ones I cared for were small,, they loved tetra color bits and freezedried spirulina based Brine shrimp. I tried to keep them with danios,rams,cardinal tetras,and juvenile Angelfish ,but they could not compete for food. I ended up placing them in 80 gal with only sterbai corydoras and trumpet snails.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #6 of 22 Old 10-07-2009, 06:17 AM
How to the discus fit into the community? Any problems?

I would love to get a big discus tank, but want more in the tank than discus. Specifically on the cichlid front, I notice you have rams and kribs?


Edit: Also, bloody wonderful fish.
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post #7 of 22 Old 10-07-2009, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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How to the discus fit into the community? Any problems?

I would love to get a big discus tank, but want more in the tank than discus. Specifically on the cichlid front, I notice you have rams and kribs?


Edit: Also, bloody wonderful fish.
It depends on what they are fed and the personality of the fish. I have 3 angels, 1 krib, 2 rams, a small school of bloodfins (7), 5 otos, a cory (adding another pair of corys from my quarentine tank later today) and 3 platties.

These guys were brought up with angels so they are aggressive when it comes to feeding. They get right into the mix. :)

They eat tetra flakes, freeze dried tubifex worms, hikari pellets and live blood worms.

They are currently in a 55 gallon community but when the angels and discus get a bit bigger I will move them to a larger home.
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post #8 of 22 Old 10-07-2009, 07:09 AM
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Those fish have to be the most popular of all fresh water fish....
I personally wanted to make my 120 gallon a Discus tank......
but after seeing the Mbuna's behavior my wife and I stayed
with these guys.... If I can get a 150 gallon tank I think I will
have Discus.... I have to have them at least once in my
life time.

You have a some wonderful looking fish.....
Did you get him Mail order?
or a local Fish Store?

Thanks
Ron
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post #9 of 22 Old 10-07-2009, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Those fish have to be the most popular of all fresh water fish....
I personally wanted to make my 120 gallon a Discus tank......
but after seeing the Mbuna's behavior my wife and I stayed
with these guys.... If I can get a 150 gallon tank I think I will
have Discus.... I have to have them at least once in my
life time.

You have a some wonderful looking fish.....
Did you get him Mail order?
or a local Fish Store?

Thanks
Ron
My LFS is also a discus breeder and has some amazing discus.
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post #10 of 22 Old 10-07-2009, 08:26 AM
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Very pretty fish.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

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