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Old 05-16-2016, 12:07 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I've posted on here quite a bit in the past about small problems I had been having with the discus I was keeping at those times. A lot has changed since then and I think I have things a little more controlled now.

I just wanted to create my own topic about Discus fish that allows people to leave any sort of tips and/or advice judging from their experiences with discus fish. I personally find it nice to read different people's perspective of things and I also like to see how well other people are doing with Their tanks.

Feel free to post what ever about discus! I'd be happy to see anything left on here 😁



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Old 06-21-2017, 07:46 PM   #2
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I kept discus a long time ago and I miss it badly. I just don't have the space for a large enough tank right now. That's the most important thing in my opinion, is having a large tank.
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:13 PM   #3
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And water changes and keep them in the schools of five or more
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Limited experience but one issue is that they are psycologically needy fish. Fish store owner discussed with me how sensitive they can be to any number of things, from busy households, kids thumping on the glass, wrong brand/kind of food, to noises in the house and around the tank they do not like.

The top glass lid flap slipped out of my fingers and it hit with a loud bang. The Discus wouldn't come out from behind the hiding spot in the rear of the tank for a few days. Even when feeding the food it likes. This fish sits and watches me from the corner of the tank. Not just looking at me but really looks like it is studying me.
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This is my 125 planted community discus tank. Water change every other day, worth the work!
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ID:	303635 i'm grown out some juvenile checkerboard discus in a bare bottom tank I do exchanges of water every day in reverse osmosis water they are getting very big if they're stressed at all they will not grow and be stunted that's why I have a bare bottom sterile tank.
I add kent ro right for additives of minerals in the water taken from the RO and I feed them five times a day twice on the feeder when I'm at work with flake food
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I'm growing out 8 red turq's, first time, I was presented with an opportunity to get them, always wanted them, the cost drove me off. I'm doing daily 90% wc's, 3 frozen feedings and one pellet feeder. I've consulted with a trusted breeder and read quite a bit. Of all the many many personal opinions out there a couple points seem set in stone.
Keep water warm and clean, feed them a lot of quality foods, when they're done vacuum out poo and excess food. Repeat daily.
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Wow, so beautiful the red Checkerboards you have Dennis.

And a labor of love for you and Brookster and the others who care for these guys.
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