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jim21 08-27-2007 11:04 PM

I finally got a friend with a decent camera to come over and take a few pictures of my young discus. Each one, with exception of the blue German Turq, is about 2-2.5". The Turq is just a bit over 3". I know it will seem odd that one of the spotted leopards doesn't look anything like a spotted leopard, but I saw the parents, and have others from the same batch, so I think some resessive genes may have come into play. I'll post again down the road as they get bigger and more colors.


Blue German Turq (and Mandarin Orange slightly hidden to the left):

Cherry Shrimp:

From top of photo to bottom - Orange Mandarin, Spotted Leopard, Blue German Turq:

From top of photo to bottom - Spotted Leopard #1, Orange Mandarin, Spotted Leopard #2, Blue German Turq:

Spotted Leopard #1:

Spotted Leopard #2 (same hatch as #1):

Red Panda:

Lupin 08-27-2007 11:06 PM

Nice shots.8) Good luck with them.:thumbsup:

Picklee 08-28-2007 03:16 AM

Gorgeous fish. I can't wait to get some more myself. :D

MegK 08-28-2007 07:26 AM

they are so beautiful. they are my dream fish.. and i will get them!!!!

*evil laugh*

i love them.. i want them.. im going to steal them..

willow 08-28-2007 08:03 AM

great pics,i think my favourit is
the spotted leopard#2
well done,they all look great. :)

rdenn0822 09-14-2007 03:17 PM

The pics are great! I want some so bad but I can't find any sellers near by. Have you had any luck with mail order?

Lupin 09-14-2007 05:51 PM

I'd recommend buying your discus from local breeders instead. Discus there are much healthier than you can anticipate with lfs.

Falina 09-14-2007 07:51 PM

Lovely fish and photos!

jim21 09-14-2007 07:53 PM

In the pics above, 2 were purchased from a breeder and shipped to me (the panda and blue turq) and the 2 spotted leopards were purchased from a local breeder.

I've never been very impressed with any of the discus I've seen at my LFS, and have had breeders tell me that usually the LFS will get the least impressive fish from a hatch.

The local spotted leopard dealer isn't currently selling anything but if you want the name of the breeder that shipped PM me.

Hope that helps,

Mating Slinkys 09-15-2007 01:57 AM

Lovely fish, and impressive pics! I must echo everyone in saying i'd love some, but i think i'll have to stick with the angels for a while yet! Keep up the good work!

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