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  1. Default most spectacular discus ?

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    I am looking at getting some discus to go into a 150 G tank .I am thinking of going with 6 .Deciding on which 6 strains to go with is not easy.So which discus strain do you guys beelive are the most spectacular eye catching ?

    thanks for any responses

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    The blues and reds are my favourites
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Wilds always look best. Alenquer, Tefe Green, Heckles....
    3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon

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    10-4 on that. Wilds are totally awesome.

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    Check out one of our members wilds. I love his tank and the simplicity of how a tank can be with wilds.

    new pics of my wilds

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    Wilds are awesome but there are some fantastic color strains available. I like red blue combinations and some of the red yellow combinations.

    Just be careful about whether your buying hormoned fish or not. If the fish is young the color will not last and it may damage breeding capability.

    Unusually I have nothing more to add...

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    Heckels are pretty stunning; they look like saltwater fish to me. Yellow discus remind me of yellow tangs too.

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    I am with Scotti, I like the reds and blues allso.

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    Can they be mixed, 3 different colored species? Curious and not trying to hijack
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid (John Wayne)
    If you're not angry, you are not paying attention (Ralph Nader)
    9 Tanks (2-29G QT) ranging from 150G to 10G for my 1/2 moon Beta

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    A lot of show tanks have many different colored varieties. The wild species will interbreed and hybridise to the extent that man has derived many varieties.

    What you decide to keep will depend on what you find aesthetically pleasing or wish breed or even cross breed.

    When putting Discus together one has to remember they are cichlids that have a pecking order in the shoal. Therefore too few fish together can result in bullying too many in too small of a tank can result in bullying the coloration as far as I can tell from everything I have read doesn't make a difference to success. With that said it is typical in nature sometimes that when there are natural albinos that the rest of the population will pick on or chase of the lone albino. Although I have not heard of that in Discus just in birds of prey.

    Unusually I have nothing more to add...

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