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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by discusluv
    All the discus are doing quite well in this set-up actually. I have thought about moving the Alenquers to a 40 gallon breeder, they obviously are ready to produce some fry!
    I think moving the Alenquers to a 40g B would be an awesome plan! How cool would it be if they were able to raise their fry? A lot of work, I know, water changes are a must with discus, as you know, especially young ones, but if you like doing WCs like me, that shouldn't be an issue. It would be so nice to see little discus babies from your own discus! It would give the remaining 3 some room in the 60g as well, provided they do well in the trio. You just never know with cichlids! Idk, I've never kept 3 adult cichlids together before, but my own feelings is they would benefit from either more room or more places to hide.

    When one of my angelfish is being bullied for a short period, it may hide in the amazon swords a bit lower, and the alfa angel is content with that. My angelfish also lay their eggs on the vallisneria leaves, as well as the amazon sword leaves, but just another plus about the val. Try giving it a lot of light until it gets tall, once it reaches the surface, they multiply via runner like crazy. My val rubra took a little while to get going as well, but when it did.....
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    Good idea to move the pair since they'll be less stressed on there own. Plus you can watch the amazing parental skills that they hopefully will have lol and will clear up space for the other discuss it is looking a bit crowded now that there all grown up.

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    It's like you've grown them out beautifully, and it's time to pick which ones you want to keep going forward. You could try the trio in the cube, or possibly the pair in the cube.....it's such a beautiful tank. Some might argue that it is too tall, but they are perfect for fish like discus and angelfish, they just require enough horuzintal room as well. But I feel small tall tanks are perfect for babies, larger 60g tall tanks are perfect for juvies, but once they mature enough to pair off, I've always felt it was time to devide them. The only tank I can currently get away with keeping a breeding pair with other angelfish is my 90g, but they are still young, and know I can't leave it this way.

    Sorry to ramble on, but it's liked you've already raised your beautiful discus, you can have a breeding pair, and maybe even grow out some beautiful baby discus.....
    Lol, that's how I got hooked.
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    Some interesting information to read through here. A little bit of info to add to my never ending list of research.

    Thanks for sharring

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    Been thinking about the suggestions for my discus :

    First of all, I put the Amazon Sword back together ( rather than spread out) to give them more swimming room, ordered some more Valisneria for back of tank, took out some wood...
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    I suppose that I could leave the Alenquer pair in this tank and put the other three discus in the 180 gallon tank I am setting up within couple weeks.

    Actually, I most likely wont move them into the 180 for at least a month to 3 months--- newly cycled tanks and discus are not compatible.
    However, going this route, I will get 3 more (adult , above 5.5 inches) discus to put with the group in the 180 gallon as three discus, in my experience, dont do well... you need at least 5, preferably six to keep aggression between con-specifics at a minimum.

    The only concern I have with this is the aggression of the geophagus against the discus when they grow larger.
    I guess I can deal with that when I get there.

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    Great ideas :) So you have lots of experience yourself! I agree, three discus in one tank doesn't usually mix well. Well, I'm kinda comparing them to angelfish which is all I have experience with, I mean, I've never kept disus myself. A 180 gallon is dreamy, that would be perfect for 6 discus. I personally feel 60g and the footprint of the cube to be ok with the pair. Most discus breeding tanks are fairly smallish with a bare bottom and a breeding cone. I prefer slightly more furnished breeding tanks and like to give my pairs of angels the most room possible.

    Idk about the geos either, they are quite boisterous. I know discus are more timid than angels, but a member here was keeping angelfish with geos in a large tank (Luke77). I don't think he noticed any issues, but you could PM him if you wanted.

    Anyway, I like your plan and once you get those vals growing, it will produce hiding spaces without comprimising much swimming space
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    Those Discus look very good!

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    Thank you, Waylon!

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    I have a good friend who is raising some wild types up right now. He does 2x a day feeding and 50% water change daily. I do not envy him lol

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    I have always wanted to raise wilds... the closest i have come are F1's. Do you know what kind of wilds he is raising?
    Yes, the frequent feedings and water changes keep many away from attempting to raise juveniles. It can become more of a chore than an enjoyment!!

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