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Old 03-04-2014, 03:02 PM   #21
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Gorgeous fish arakyd!!! And an even more beautiful tank!

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:53 PM   #22
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Thanks dubs. I am surprised how fun they are. They have their own personalities. I watch the tank more than the television now!
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #23
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I take care of a bunch at a lfs and I've realized the bigger they are the less difficult they're. The little guys need perfect water while the big guys are much more tolerant
They are much easier too keep once the become adults, juvenile's are much more problematic, once they reach the size 8cm more or less they are fine and easy too keep.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:34 PM   #24
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Here is a photo of my tank, this an old photo will post a newer one tomorrow when the tank is switched on.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #26
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Thanks shellyx, many think that Discus are very difficult to keep, but unfortunately its all lies.

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Lies…it's the truth!

I have a 45G discus tank. Lots of water changing.

BTW, your fish are very good quality. Did you get them from Kenny?
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Lies…it's the truth!

I have a 45G discus tank. Lots of water changing.

BTW, your fish are very good quality. Did you get them from Kenny?
They are not difficult to keep, just a couple of 30% water changes a week and its enough. People don't realise that if you do many water changes (like daily) causes a huge amount of stress on discus, you could have perfect quality water but stressed fish. You need to be very careful, you may think that you are doing them a favour and your not. Test you water every other day if the nitrates are down why a water change.

Its also important to have some peat or almond leaves in ur tank all time as this will help in lowering the hardness and PH.

My Discus are European breed as I am from Europe, they high quality discus not show quality yet, but getting there.
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I love my discus I want him to have a buddy.

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You should do some more research. Discus are best kept in groups of 5 or more.
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They are not difficult to keep, just a couple of 30% water changes a week and its enough. People don't realise that if you do many water changes (like daily) causes a huge amount of stress on discus, you could have perfect quality water but stressed fish. You need to be very careful, you may think that you are doing them a favour and your not. Test you water every other day if the nitrates are down why a water change.



Its also important to have some peat or almond leaves in ur tank all time as this will help in lowering the hardness and PH.



My Discus are European breed as I am from Europe, they high quality discus not show quality yet, but getting there.

Not only am I going to disagree, but I'm going to tell you that you're absolutely WRONG when it comes to your "theory" of water changes. While 30% may be okay for well established adults, young Discus need many WC's and it in no way will stress them. After all, they live in FRESHWATER rivers that move. Not stagnant ponds. Preferably 2, 3, or even 4 times per day. This is the only way for them to reach their maximum potential of 6" and larger. If you ask any true Discus hobbyist, they will tell you the same thing. Yours appear to be in the 3.5" range and without good WC's, DAILY, they will remain stunted and not capable of reaching their full potential.

In regards to almond leaves, there happen to be a few varieties of them that are absolutely POISONOUS to Discus. So make sure your suggestions to include these in a tank list the proper species of such.

Also, it really doesn't matter where you are from in regards to what "breed" of Discus you choose to keep. I'm in the USA and my fish come from Malaysia. Forrest ships them to Kenny, and Kenny ships them to me. Discus Hans sells Stendker lines. He imports them to the USA and sells them to many people.

I would suggest you do a bit more research in PROPER husbandry of Discus before you go passing around more bad info.
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