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  1. #11

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    Merry Christmas - Abbeys_Mom Great advice thanks - nraposa Thanks for helping me with my cichlids - Drumachine09 Always good answers - Lady Hobbs You dont have enough gifts. - Drumachine09 
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    For those with water outside the 'ideal' pH range of the lower 6's, discus can be successfully kept in higher pHs. I bought some from a breeder who breeds them in 7.0. I have even heard of at least a couple breeders who breed in 7.5-7.6, but the hatch rate is lower (not sure exactly how much lower though) and the water quality is higher (constant automatic water changes). The most important issues in water parameters are stability (not constantly changing the pH to get it to 'ideal') and high water quality (lots of water changes).

    In my personal experience they do much better in planted tanks. The seem more comfortable and more confident. Plants also help increase water quality between water changes. So try with and without plants if you want and see which works better for you, your tank, and your discus.
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    I liked the article too but I would like to add a few things. For Discus you are feeding Pellet or dehydrated foods to, I reccomend Omega One Brand. They use fresh salmon and no fish "by products". Discusalso go for that yummy aroma and fresh taste! And one other hardly ever mentioned Discus feeding problem: Discus can choke to death on chunkss of food, albeit pellet or beef heart, etc. Discus being "thin" have a very narrow digestive system. So please if you are making home recipes or feeding pellets, be aware of the size of the food.

  3. #13

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    Merry Christmas - Abbeys_Mom Great advice thanks - nraposa Thanks for helping me with my cichlids - Drumachine09 Always good answers - Lady Hobbs You dont have enough gifts. - Drumachine09 
    Thanks for your help again. - Lady Hobbs goodbye reptileguy....hello Fishguy - Lady Hobbs For always giving me great answere's on my PM's. Thanks for all the help! - cocoa_pleco Thanks For Your Help & Knowledge! :) - MeganL3985 For weakening me against axolotls!!!!!!! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    I am baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for Always Helping when it's needed! - **AquaQueen** For recommending Fluvals and Stealths - Lady Hobbs Merry Christmas :) - MeganL3985 Merry Christmas! - RichBowyer Thanks for the hikari help - Billythefish 
    No Message - LORENZO Merry Christmas - Northernguy merry christmas.. a fellow fishnutter. - LORENZO merry christmas.. a fellow fishnutter. - LORENZO Merry X-Mas!! - The Red Severum 

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    New Life Spectrum would be at least as good as Omega One (in my experience better). NLS has garlic in it to help fight parasites. Bowl feeding can help with switching foods as well as keeping all the food in one spot to help maintain water quality (other foods get all over the tank and inevitably some is never eaten, it then breaks down and reduces the water quality).

    I have never heard of any cases of discus "choking" on food. Once it is in the stomach it will be broken down and even if it wasn't broken down and blocked the digestive system at that point it would be an impaction, not a choke.
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  4. Red face nice job! but could use more detail


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    nice job but, could use a little more detail in the writing. but, the info you have is very professional. i just think you should write more.
    thanks
    paulo64

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    Thanks, it was never intended to be an in depth article. I just wanted to cover the basics.
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

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    very good artical many people could get alot of help from this

    well done ILMGB

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    great article..that,s was good news ..bad news is i was ceatin ..wend i buy my discus they thold me is wild discus but i dont fiind them in any categories or sub.They...must be Nhamunda solid red Discus

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    If they are solid red they are not wild Discus. Heckels are not a solid color. The selective breeding and cross breeding has worked to produce solid colors in Discus.
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

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    Great Article,
    I am about to venture into Discus Fishes by next week. Can you give me some ideas how to set up the tank before i can add the discus fishes.

    Thanks,
    Mustafa
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    First question, what size tank are you planning for them?
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

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