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    hi all
    ive just set up a new tank for my discus so that i can buy some more its a 4ft x1ft and ive just brought 40 neons for it and the discus have eaten 6 or more since this after noon why are they eating them and can i do something to prevent this from happening
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    How often and what are you feeding your Discus? How big and how old are the Discus? I kept a school of 20 Neons with my Discus for over a year and then when I eased back on their diet the Neons all disappeared so it's not completely unusual.
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    i feed them 2 times a day with frozen blood worm and super bits
    i have a breeding pair that is about 18 months old and 2 smaller ones about 6months old

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    That pretty much explains it. The breeding pair more than likely won't tollerate the Neons and you are not feeding the 6 month old ones near enough. 6 Month old Discus are still juvis and need to be feed at least 4 times a day but 5-6 is even better. You young are hungry because they are not getting enough to eat.
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    oh kk kool i got the pair off my friend about 5months ago and he was feeding them six times a day but i dnt have the time with school and stuff

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    The breeding pair should be full grown by now and should only need 2-3 feedings a day, but if you cut them back that quickly and they were used to 6 feedings then that would still explain the disappearing Neons.

    Let me encourage you to find a way to feed your young Discus more than just 2 times a day, they really do need more feedings or they are going to be stunted and will never achieve their max potential.
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    kk ill try and feed them about 4 time and yeah its true the pair are fully grown well one is the female needs a bit more growning kk thanks for thatmuch apresiated

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