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post #11 of 23 Old 09-30-2010, 10:00 PM
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Did you get more upset when you lost your expensive fish, than when you lost cheaper fish?
I get equally upset when I lose any fish. Each has value to me, regardless of what I pay for them.

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post #12 of 23 Old 10-02-2010, 11:52 AM
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I've been considering discus, but I'm cheap...

If I decide to buy discus, I'll probably buy babies that are really small, and grow them out myself to save a bit.

Personally, I don't like spending over $10 on one fish. :P

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I've been considering discus, but I'm cheap...

If I decide to buy discus, I'll probably buy babies that are really small, and grow them out myself to save a bit.

Personally, I don't like spending over $10 on one fish. :P
If you buy small babies be prepared to spend alot of time feeding them and doing multiple water changes. They require five feedings a day at that size and that many feeding gets the water fouled up pretty quickly. For me it was easier to spend the money and buy adult size fish. Besides, the money you save on not having to buy some RCS will put a little extra money in your pocket.

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post #14 of 23 Old 10-02-2010, 02:17 PM
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I would like the process of raising the babies.

Plus, I've seen people grow discus to adulthood in vast planted aquaria-
As suspected, you don't need the water changes, and don't feed beefheart.

It's an attempt to to do biotopes. Discus grow to adulthood in the wild.

Of course they don't get as big, and some of the extremely inbred varieties don't take it too well... but not impossible and all-in-all, probably healthier for the fish. (To eat what they would eat in the wild. Think a wild discus would ever find a drowned cow in the amazon basin? And then tear it's heart out?)

Actually that would be interesting to see... lol. Gave me a funny visual image.

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I would like the process of raising the babies.

Plus, I've seen people grow discus to adulthood in vast planted aquaria-
As suspected, you don't need the water changes, and don't feed beefheart.

It's an attempt to to do biotopes. Discus grow to adulthood in the wild.

Of course they don't get as big, and some of the extremely inbred varieties don't take it too well... but not impossible and all-in-all, probably healthier for the fish. (To eat what they would eat in the wild. Think a wild discus would ever find a drowned cow in the amazon basin? And then tear it's heart out?)

Actually that would be interesting to see... lol. Gave me a funny visual image.
I regularly toss a cow into my tank. My Discus for nuts for it!
I agree, it's a very funny visual. Me, lifting that cow into the tank...

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Well, I went for the cheap(er) fish. I got bloodfin tetras instead of hatchet fish.
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post #18 of 23 Old 10-02-2010, 10:09 PM
I spent $350 on a Motoro Stingray and still have it.
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ooh, pics?
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I spent $350 on a Motoro Stingray and still have it.
Motoros are awesome. Pictures, I insist!!

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