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Old 08-08-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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Discus: what are your thoughts?

Simple as that. Please discuss anything discus related. There's a lot of different opinions about them. I'd like to hear from you guys!
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:21 AM   #2
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My friend had a $200 pair of melon colored discus. They died before too long. They were really beautiful fish though. No idea why they didn't make it because he is a very experienced hobbyist.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:23 AM   #3
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That... Is. Rough. Man PH spike perhaps?
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Maybe, they were fairly small too. I know the water they came from and his water are different because different areas.
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Did he have an RO/DI system?
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Yes. He has to because of the salt tanks.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:39 AM   #7
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That's strange. Maybe a temp drop? I'm very disappointed to hear that. A saltwater reefer could do a discus tank in their sleep.
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You know I will have to ask him about it. This was a few years ago. And yeah he has several 100+gallon tanks for marine. Lucky for me he got out of fresh water completely in the last few months so I inherited tons of stuff and a few tanks!
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Lucky! That's awesome
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #10
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I ventured out to try discus myself recently. I got a group of 8 for my 125. Thing looked bad at first. The group stayed hidden all the time and would not eat. As time went on I noticed a lot of picking and nipping. The group was at this point divided into a group of dark blues and a group of striped. The striped crew were the aggressors and stressed two of the blues to death. They lfs gave me a red pidgeon bliss to replace one of the blues and now that seems to be the equalizer. Everyone is getting along now and I have seen little to no aggression. I had my doubts on whether or not I was gone continue on with them but things have started to look up and I'm pleased with them now. They are out of hiding and are growing on me more and more.
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