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Discus Madness in Glen Ridge.

I would like to add, there are a couple of good reasons I prefer going to a local breeder than buying online.

1. They normally have certain tanks with certain size discus that sell for, an example, $20 (USD). If they're all nice and healthy with good appetites, look for the biggest ones. Allot of the times, they don't have the time to move the bigger discus out, into the other tanks to sell at a higher price.
2. If they know you are a beginner, they would normally try to help you out. They may help you figure out how to pick discus. They may give you samples and sell their own beefheart mix. Making beefheart is messy, luckily, a local discus breeder does it for me and I just buy the package from him.
 

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What prices did they quote you?

Some species of discus can be more expensive.

You can also join simplydiscus.com and order discus online. There are sponsors on there, which are usually breeders. They normally give discounts to members, PLUS will usually help you out, and usually have a guarantee on shipment.
 

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joeshmoe said:
for a 2in they were from 35.50 to 60.00
Did they say, which type of fish?

joeshmoe said:
1 more Q think i can get away with changeing the water once a week and useing the vac after the eat
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Basically, you just need to feed often, then suck up the uneaten food and fish waste after about an hour or 2, then replace the water you sucked out. When I do it at times, I basically remove about 20%-30% of water, which is basically like a water change. Then weekly, I do about 30%-40% water change.

joeshmoe said:
i like this thing right here there pretty cool and cheap but the only thing is that i dont like the idea of shiping fish
I don't like shipped fish either.

You could do a search in your area for any cichlid clubs. There maybe some people who have discus, but have bred their fish, but do not really qualify themselves as a breeder. Basically, if someone has 8 or more discus in one tank, the fish may eventually breed.
 
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