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Old 03-27-2017, 02:08 AM   #11491
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The big more colorful Angel is not looking well.
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:04 AM   #11492
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Here is the pic I got when I got the text that these two were available


Just kidding, they let me get a couple, a couple were from last night. I tried again and they stayed at the end. The bright blue is from the blue moon lights which is more white not the blue.







I think the color is not depicted accurately in any pics but no matter...
Is the fish gold and white or blue and black?
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Wow, I would love discus!

We were actually considering getting some, but our big tank is a 38gallon, and I don't think it's big enough

Then, on further research, I discovered that they are sensitive to human traffic.... and I still have kids in the jumping around age group

Maybe later

I think when I stock the 38, I will get an angel, and build schools around it. I hear the aggressive/ territorial tendencies are not so bad if you only have one? I was told that most trouble is related to breeding behaviour

If my current fish survive, I will have wcmm, neon, harlequins to build upon
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:33 PM   #11494
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Is the fish gold and white or blue and black?
If you look up Turquoise Discus I would say that seems the closest. The background is a red color and the lines that are glowing so much in the moon pics are the actually that beautiful turquoise, but not as glowing.

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Wow, I would love discus!

We were actually considering getting some, but our big tank is a 38gallon, and I don't think it's big enough

Then, on further research, I discovered that they are sensitive to human traffic.... and I still have kids in the jumping around age group

Maybe later

I think when I stock the 38, I will get an angel, and build schools around it. I hear the aggressive/ territorial tendencies are not so bad if you only have one? I was told that most trouble is related to breeding behaviour

If my current fish survive, I will have wcmm, neon, harlequins to build upon
Imho, 75G (I have a 72G plus 5G filter) would be a minimum. These guys are huge. The smaller the tank the more daily 30-50% (breeder do 100%) water changes if they were juveniles for proper growth (I believe has to do with the growth hormones being put out too as well as clean water and cleaning up from feeding them often), and for an adult it would be still regular changes but they are sooooo expensive.

I haven't had Discus before this because of not having an adequate water change set up, and I do want a much larger tank.

Best tank mates for the Discus are Cardinals for a dither fish, Clown Loaches and a few Cories, if I remember Sterbai Cories because they are fine with the high temp and rams. Angels are okay if there are not pair being aggressive. No tank mates except a bottom feeder to clean up food if they are breeding.

Since I am not really wanting to breed them, an all male display tank would be okay with for me now.

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Moved things around again yesterday and today.

The not well new Angel perked up like all was well, almost looked like a Lazerus situation, sideways on top floating in the Wisteria and then added Stress Coat and left the room and came back and he was swimming around, no kidding. Water parameters were fine.

I had had a new bucket out to put him in all set with the heater and bubbler and a couple plants to try to nuse him back to health!!!

This morning did a near 50% pwc on the 72G and added the StressCoat in again. Fish seem alright.

The Discus have been out exploring.
think I already added this link for the Discus
Starting on the Discus adventure

Moved around the DW to help block the fast flow and need to finish looking up plants for heat sensitivity.

Medium size rescape for 72G coming soon.

It is going to be a major uproar to get the Cories and Neons out of there. So will try and move things to the 46G as I tear the tank apart.

Plan to capture the Clown Loach from QT and add him in to see his new friend, hope they get along well.

Need a new bottle of Prime I have changed so much water lately!!!
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Yes....when we looked at discus, we were also looking at a 120gallon tank on sale

I wouldn't put big fish like that in a 38......wintering goldfish is challenging enough to maintain in this size lol
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Yes, lol. Perfect size for a Discus Tank, I say next winter get a heater for the pond to keep it above 40F and then a deicer for the top just in case.
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What Did You do With Your Tank Today?

Next winter he can keep them himself lol

This year was his first year in a new house so he had Reno to do in the room where the tank usually would sit. He's hoping to make the pond bigger but I get the sense that's a bit of wishful thinking?

Right now the pond, while 4-5' around.....is only about 24"deep

So it freezes solid.

I suggested the heater too, but he doesn't think it's deep enough

Then again, my tank is 24" deep, so.....Click image for larger version

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I kept my little pond (not going atm) only 125G +55G trash can filter, with a heater through the winter and it did a pretty good job, it was only ~24" deep. That larger size though would cost a lot more for a heater.
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Pretty good pic except for the worm feeder being in the way.


Just noticed that the bright one has some fin rot on the end of his tail. I saw a white ridge on it when I got him an assumed it was a color thing and he has been hiding so I didnt see it until today. Keeeping good clean water, will get a 50% pwc every 3 days. I will watch if it looks like it is getting better or not. It seems less white than when I got it. Maybe that means getting better. There are always meds.
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I saw a Ice freeze chart somewhere but don't remember where I saw it but it had pond depths per area climates was pretty neat . Colorado ponds need to be 60 inch deep/5ft or deeper wish I remember where I saw it could be handy for all you pond folk. If I come across it again I'll post it .
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