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ChicagoDiscus
02-23-2013, 12:13 PM
This weeks update.....Josie



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loHLLz4bMZo

BOBT00LS
02-23-2013, 12:31 PM
Looking very good Josie. You should start a growout service.


Bob

Jeff O
02-23-2013, 12:36 PM
They look great Josie!
-Jeff

roclement
02-23-2013, 12:44 PM
WOW, competition just got serious!

Rodrigo

John_Nicholson
02-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Looking very nice.

-john

Second Hand Pat
02-23-2013, 12:51 PM
Seriously nice fish Josie

PAR23
02-23-2013, 01:51 PM
Very Nice Josie. I'm sure glad she is not in our little "competition"

Kal-El
02-23-2013, 02:10 PM
This isn't even fair... These fish are amazing looking. Josie is definitely the favorite in this competition. Great job Josie... The way you care for your Discus is second to none. ;)

0Dgreen
02-23-2013, 02:14 PM
simply stunning...im glad i got a few from that batch.

Bill63SG
02-23-2013, 02:36 PM
Alright,enough with the "Ringers",lets see the real fish.Seriously,very nice.

Skip
02-23-2013, 05:42 PM
I QUIT! thanks

fredyx
02-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Perfect job!!:)

ChicagoDiscus
02-23-2013, 08:30 PM
thank you guys very much for your encouraging feedback :) ....... your the best.......josie

DLFL
02-23-2013, 11:13 PM
Great fish!!!!!!!

seanyuki
02-24-2013, 08:42 AM
Wow nice fish Josie.....http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo232/aiseanyuki/th_you_are_the_women-964_zps182a904a.gif (http://s379.beta.photobucket.com/user/aiseanyuki/media/you_are_the_women-964_zps182a904a.gif.html)

rubinsteinnyc
02-24-2013, 08:54 AM
sorry havent been following. what fish are those :) ?

ChicagoDiscus
02-24-2013, 09:54 AM
sorry havent been following. what fish are those :) ?

These are from a Blue Diamond Male and a Blue snakeskin Female. This is the third annual hobbyist discus challenge http://forum.simplydiscus.com/forumdisplay.php?165-Third-Annual-Discus-Hobbyist-Challenge these are the discus that I entered into the contest. There are several other contestants in this contest with some beautiful discus check them out.......Josie

rubinsteinnyc
02-24-2013, 02:57 PM
really nice

ChicagoDiscus
02-25-2013, 12:09 PM
really nice

Thank you Rubin :).....josie

a volar
02-26-2013, 05:05 AM
Josie those fish look awesome!! how big they are?

ChicagoDiscus
02-26-2013, 01:12 PM
Josie those fish look awesome!! how big they are?

at least 5 inches by now.......Josie

pepster
03-06-2013, 04:15 PM
very nice!

Skip
03-06-2013, 04:17 PM
at least 5 inches by now.......Josie


thats what SHE said..

literally!!

Kal-El
03-06-2013, 04:20 PM
at least 5 inches by now.......Josie

My biggesr Chicago Blue is 5" now so that's about right. Something about clean water, healthy diet, and genentic is the key to these guys amazing growth rate.

joshvito
03-06-2013, 04:31 PM
I QUIT! thanks

+1 , do i even have a chance...prob not. But I will keep on keeping on.

What is the hatch date for these? How old?

BODYDUB
03-06-2013, 04:48 PM
Wow, you have done a excellent job thus far. This is exactly the outcome that happens when a hobbyist actually gives the proper TLC for fish and not lets them go to waste!!!!

ChicagoDiscus
03-06-2013, 05:17 PM
+1 , do i even have a chance...prob not. But I will keep on keeping on.

What is the hatch date for these? How old?

Josh, you are to kind your Discus are doing very well also. The hatch date was August 3,2013 and free swimming August 6, 2013

ChicagoDiscus
03-06-2013, 06:01 PM
Someone suggested that I post their diet, feeding schedule and how often I clean the tank.

Diet,
They (and all my discus) are fed beef heart mix twice a day once in the morning and once at night right before cleaning. The beef heart mix consists of the following.
Beef heart organic grass fed (cleaned trimmed and deveined)
Whole Sea Salmon from the sea wild caught not frozen
Extra large Gulf shrimp from the sea not farmed raised wild caught
Cyclop-eeze frozen (not dried)
Collard greens boiled down and then let air dry on the counter before making the mix
Bananas and plantains
Berries (from the Amazon river bank)
Liquid vitamins (health food store)
Omega-3 fish oil
Prime reef flakes
Garlic powder

Freeze dried Black worms once a day

Sera Discus granules once a day

Live brine shrimp (adult size) rinsed cleaned and soaked for an hour in fine spirulina powder then fed. Once a day

After the first beef heart feeding at least a 80% water change most get 100% walls, tubes tank bottom get a good wipe down.
After the last feeding all the waste from the day gets taken out usually about a 50% water change

Ok that’s what I do :).......Josie

rubinsteinnyc
03-06-2013, 06:41 PM
what do you think of feeding discus dried bananas or let's say ground almonds?

ChicagoDiscus
03-06-2013, 06:52 PM
what do you think of feeding discus dried bananas or let's say ground almonds?

Im not an expert but dried bananas and almonds might be hard to work in the mix.....Josie

ChicagoDiscus
03-06-2013, 06:55 PM
Update, March 6, 2013




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGr-lxHNS0M

0Dgreen
03-06-2013, 07:01 PM
Looking better every update Josie, hopefully i'll see them and you 2 this weekend!

Kal-El
03-06-2013, 07:01 PM
Josie, are these consider Blue Turq? Your camera pics is improving and looks amazing. Love the video too. They are simply beautiful. ;)

ChicagoDiscus
03-06-2013, 07:11 PM
Josie, are these consider Blue Turq? Your camera pics is improving and looks amazing. Love the video too. They are simply beautiful. ;)

Thats what I would call them but Im no expert on discus strain names I just like the way they look LOL.....Just pretty discus LOL..I leave all the strain names and all that to everyone else...LOL..Thats why I call them Chicago Blues.....Josie

0Dgreen
03-06-2013, 07:51 PM
They almost look like a brillant turq to me. I got 3 chicago blues, 2 are snakeskin and 1 is turq, like Josie i like the turq better myself.

roclement
03-06-2013, 08:04 PM
Soooo nice...I think they must be mine...will separate my first born for these and plan the barter with Josie! Oh wait...I don't have a first born...Josie will you take old fashioned cash bribes to secure such greta fish???? :)

Rodrigo

ChicagoDiscus
03-06-2013, 08:22 PM
Soooo nice...I think they must be mine...will separate my first born for these and plan the barter with Josie! Oh wait...I don't have a first born...Josie will you take old fashioned cash bribes to secure such greta fish???? :)

Rodrigo


Always willing to help out a friend Rod but you have to ask the boss (Bob) first........LOL.....Josie

PAR23
03-07-2013, 09:21 AM
Great looking fish Josie. I think you should quit your main job and go into film production:D

ChicagoDiscus
03-07-2013, 09:48 AM
Great looking fish Josie. I think you should quit your main job and go into film production:D


Thank you Peter it was husband’s influence that keeps me making these little videos. My husband was a film maker before he passed away a few years ago so I make them for him :).....Josie

PAR23
03-07-2013, 10:27 AM
Thank you Peter it was husband’s influence that keeps me making these little videos. My husband was a film maker before he passed away a few years ago so I make them for him :).....Josie

I'm so sorry Josie.....I did not know. You have learned well. Great tribute to his memory.

ChicagoDiscus
03-07-2013, 10:39 AM
I'm so sorry Josie.....I did not know. You have learned well. Great tribute to his memory.

He was a great man Peter he died very young and he inspired many people :)......Josie

Eddie
03-15-2013, 06:54 PM
Fabulous work Josie! They are looking super nice!

ChicagoDiscus
03-15-2013, 10:34 PM
Fabulous work Josie! They are looking super nice!

Thank you Eddie long time no see.....Josie

Rave
04-05-2013, 09:47 AM
What is that food that you feeding your fish Josie ??? very nice fish ..

ChicagoDiscus
04-06-2013, 10:18 PM
What is that food that you feeding your fish Josie ??? very nice fish ..


I feed beef-heart (my own) Sera discus granules, Brine shrimp (Live) and FDBW.......Josie

Rave
04-06-2013, 11:25 PM
Thank Josie ..

Tommy Saville
04-29-2013, 10:44 AM
I emailed you a while back, from England (UK) telling you I will be in the Windy City for a couple of days at end of May. Leaving for USA April 30, could you give me your address if I phone you - I would like to come and see your set-up....Tommy Saville

Poco
04-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Tommy,

Here are Josie's contact details as per her website http://chicagodiscus.com/

Please contact us to order discus or for general information:
312.622.0055 (office) 312.388.1143 (josie mobile) chicagodiscus@att.net

ChicagoDiscus
04-29-2013, 03:45 PM
I emailed you a while back, from England (UK) telling you I will be in the Windy City for a couple of days at end of May. Leaving for USA April 30, could you give me your address if I phone you - I would like to come and see your set-up....Tommy Saville

I didn't get your email sorry Tommy you and your wife are more than welcome to stop by my number in the States is 312-388-1143 I think I still have an old email from you I will try to dig it up and send you my address. Im looking forward to meeting you and your wife.......Josie

ChicagoDiscus
04-29-2013, 03:46 PM
Tommy,

Here are Josie's contact details as per her website http://chicagodiscus.com/

Please contact us to order discus or for general information:
312.622.0055 (office) 312.388.1143 (josie mobile) chicagodiscus@att.net

Thanks Babar :)....josie

ChicagoDiscus
04-29-2013, 03:57 PM
I emailed you a while back, from England (UK) telling you I will be in the Windy City for a couple of days at end of May. Leaving for USA April 30, could you give me your address if I phone you - I would like to come and see your set-up....Tommy Saville



Tommy I found the email and replied have a safe trip to Chicago and we will see you soon.....Josie