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NC Frank 10-06-2009 09:18 PM

New Discus - Pictures
 
Hello all,

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

http://www.fishforum.com/aquariums/p...3f0e2_full.jpg

Here he is with pigeon blood yellow cross:

http://www.fishforum.com/aquariums/p...40186_full.jpg

mollies 10-06-2009 10:15 PM

WOW very bright. nice fish.

jeaninel 10-07-2009 01:13 AM

Beautiful fish! Truly they are the gems of the aquarium world.

Twistersmom 10-07-2009 04:20 AM

So beautiful!

1077 10-07-2009 05:51 AM

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.

willieturnip 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.

NC Frank 10-07-2009 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willieturnip (Post 254045)
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.

Teammuir1 10-07-2009 07:09 AM

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

NC Frank 10-07-2009 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teammuir1 (Post 254050)
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.

Calmwaters 10-07-2009 08:26 AM

Very pretty fish.


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