I've had my Discus now for a month and a half.
I've been seeing them every day. I THINK they've grown but its hard to measure.
I'm doing 25% water chagnes twice a week, sometimes 3 times a week.
PH is sticking around 8.3
Temperature is at 85-86*f.
Nitrates constantly test Zero, as well as Nitrities and Ammonia.
I believe the nitrates, because all of my duckweed has died off. The water changes since I got the discus are clearly working to keep nitrates near zero, and the existing plants are taking care of the rest.
Anyway, I've attached some pictures.
I ran into a problem with the Yellow one - He was constantly bullying my other ones around, so he was in isolation in a 5 gallon with daily water changes for 3 weeks and 4 days. He was just re-introduced yesterday, and I think the larger of the melons (Orange/yellow) showed him whos boss and he seems to be passive now. We'll see in a week.
My ONLY worry right now, is that I've never seen the other turquoise one Eat, and he's consistantly darker/not as vibrant as his similar tank mate.
I'm sure he's eaten something, but perhaps he grazes at night. Nobody picks on him, he just chills with the group but hides at feeding time. I know discus get their own social dynamic. He gets some nice color, but as soon as anyone walks by the tank, or a light turns on, etc, he goes darker colored throughout (not just bars)
Anything to be worried about?
Here's some pictures of the tank/fish. I'll work on getting better full body shots of the timid one.
The yellow one was a bully. we named him "O'Doyle" ... (Billy Maddison reference)
Full tank shot:
My Favorite Turquoise:
The shy one: