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MKD
03-22-2013, 12:09 PM
Too bad i could not get the jumbo ones. Here is my Alex Piwowarski RT batch that i got from Kraig. I feed them my own BH, Dan Live California Black Worms and Al FDBW.



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Also I am working and hoping these pair up.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1sLsfeosfJI/UUgHEbGM-aI/AAAAAAAAEKg/vLatx_PF0LM/s898/20130318_232151.jpg

Kal-El
03-22-2013, 01:21 PM
Beautiful RT... At what size did you get them and how big are they now?

Kirbs
03-22-2013, 01:25 PM
Nice looking Fish! I am looking to get some of those shortly!

Second Hand Pat
03-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Tony, these RTs from the Kraigs last shipment?

MKD
03-22-2013, 01:37 PM
Beautiful RT... At what size did you get them and how big are they now?
i just got them last month @ 10-11cm and i haven't measure them.


Nice looking Fish! I am looking to get some of those shortly!
thank you. you're in IL, you shouldn't have any problem finding them. Josie 's carrying them.

MKD
03-22-2013, 01:39 PM
Tony, these RTs from the Kraigs last shipment?

Yes, they are. i am trying to grow them out the max size and hopefully look like yours.

Second Hand Pat
03-22-2013, 01:41 PM
Tony, how big are yours now? Mine are all around five inches now. Bet yours are bigger since you are feeding live.

MKD
03-22-2013, 02:01 PM
eyeball guessing, they're between 4.5-5" the biggest is close to 5",

Second Hand Pat
03-22-2013, 02:16 PM
Tony, how long have you had them?

MKD
03-22-2013, 02:22 PM
Pat, i got them on Feb 23. the pictures may add something to them, they're smaller than yours.

Kal-El
03-22-2013, 02:41 PM
eyeball guessing, they're between 4.5-5" the biggest is close to 5",

Wow, yours is a lot bigger than the three I got from the same shipment... When I got them they were only 1.5-2"... I've have them for three weeks and they are looking at about 2.5-3".

MKD
03-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Kalelhawj, You're doing great growing them out too. Post some pics when you're have a chance.

MKD
08-05-2013, 01:25 PM
I think it's time to update now and here is quick poor video. My smallest one is 6" and biggest one is a bit over 7". I recently moved them to bigger tank. well see if I can grow them out as big as they should be.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO683aLE9gY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Kal-El
08-05-2013, 02:02 PM
They look great. You did an amazing job growing them out.

MKD
08-05-2013, 03:30 PM
thank you Kal-El and like your avatar one. i love their size, thickness and look great in big tank.

Kal-El
08-05-2013, 03:40 PM
thank you Kal-El and like your avatar one. i love their size, thickness and look great in big tank.

That's what I love about Piwow... They get very thick and big... My 3 little piwow I got from Kraig are now 5" with the smallest one at 4.5". All were from the same shipment you got yours, but these were the smaller 5-7cm, which were actually 1.5-2". I haven't measure my Piwow RT (Avatar/Signature), but from just eye measure he's 7" or more now and slowly growing. Yours are growing faster and will probably out grow my largest one.

Second Hand Pat
08-05-2013, 03:56 PM
Tony, they look great. Keep up the good work. :D
Pat

chaoslite
08-05-2013, 06:36 PM
They look very nice!! Good job.

Mishka

ktltn04
08-05-2013, 07:51 PM
Wow look great. When can I pick up 1 or 2 :)

freude88
08-05-2013, 08:17 PM
Tony,

What kind of Discus is the blue one in the first picture in thread #1? Beautiful! As are the others!

MKD
08-09-2013, 01:16 PM
thank you Pat, Mishka, ktltn04. can't waiting until all grow to max size.



Tony,

What kind of Discus is the blue one in the first picture in thread #1? Beautiful! As are the others!
that's Alex's Cobalt over 7 inches.



That's what I love about Piwow... They get very thick and big... My 3 little piwow I got from Kraig are now 5" with the smallest one at 4.5". All were from the same shipment you got yours, but these were the smaller 5-7cm, which were actually 1.5-2". I haven't measure my Piwow RT (Avatar/Signature), but from just eye measure he's 7" or more now and slowly growing. Yours are growing faster and will probably out grow my largest one.

Very impressive and you're doing great job too. Post some pictures when you have a chance. I like the way their look and aggresive eaters.

blueluv
08-09-2013, 11:03 PM
Beautiful discus, good size and shape

Kingdom Come Discus
08-10-2013, 01:40 AM
Tony you have done a fine job with these for sure. Glad to see some good coming from the mess I made!!!!

MKD
08-10-2013, 12:37 PM
thank you Chris and Kraig.


Again, thank you Kraig for send me these. they are nice and I'm enjoying them everyday. Its great to hear from you.

MKD
11-01-2013, 04:02 PM
just quick update on these guys

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MKD
11-01-2013, 04:02 PM
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MKD
11-01-2013, 04:02 PM
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Kal-El
11-01-2013, 04:08 PM
Very nice... They are growing nicely... What size tank is that?

MKD
11-01-2013, 04:14 PM
it's 150G tank 72"x24"x20"height. the biggest one is 7.5" and smalleest one 6" still have more to grow. hope they all become jumbo :)

Kal-El
11-01-2013, 04:20 PM
it's 150G tank 72"x24"x20"height. the biggest one is 7.5" and smalleest one 6" still have more to grow. hope they all become jumbo :)
7.5 is already consider Jumbo... :D You have already reach that mark... Anything 8" or above will be consider monster size for Discus in my book... lol

MKD
11-01-2013, 04:33 PM
I only have 1x at 7.5" and other under 7". I am very happy right now but happier if they ALL are 7" :)

Discusdude7
11-01-2013, 10:34 PM
Very nice..how big and when did you get these again?

MKD
11-06-2013, 02:58 PM
I bought them @ 10-11cm end of feb this year.

Discusdude7
01-02-2014, 08:39 PM
Tony I noticed that you have some that are "beaky". How many do you have like this?

blueluv
01-26-2014, 10:56 PM
Hey Tony
How are these bad boys doing? How big are they now ? They're beautiful


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MKD
01-27-2014, 01:55 AM
They are doing great but none pair right now but no rush because don't have time. I'm looking for some dance potion#9 mix in my water :)

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rickztahone
05-13-2014, 11:40 PM
Update Tony? PM inbound too.

MKD
05-14-2014, 12:12 AM
They are great but something wrong with my water, none of them pair up. I lost one due to upgrading bigger tank and it must be the biggest one.


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rickztahone
05-14-2014, 12:32 AM
They are great but something wrong with my water, none of them pair up. I lost one due to upgrading bigger tank and it must be the biggest one.


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Sry to hear that Tony. What is your TDS in that tank?

MKD
05-14-2014, 12:37 AM
No worry, can't wait for them pair up. I haven't checked for long time but it was 490tds , 7.8-8 ph. They should be fine with tap water

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rickztahone
05-14-2014, 06:18 PM
I thought the TDS had to be much lower for successful hatching? However, I have never bred discus, so please do not put any merit in my question, lol. I know you have bred them before so I'm sure you know what you are doing.

Kohen
06-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Hello MKD,

Any chance you can post an update on Alex Piwowarski Red Turq?

Thanks

MKD
06-06-2014, 11:51 AM
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Still no luck on these. I lost couple due to my back injure not able to maintain many tanks. only 1 consider jumbo out of the whole group, the rest are between 6.5" to close to 7".



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alcastro
06-06-2014, 11:55 AM
Tony you got small hands


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MKD
06-06-2014, 12:01 PM
LOL you're funny Al!!!

Kohen
06-06-2014, 12:01 PM
wow, you did a good job raising them. Are they going in your new tank?

alcastro
06-06-2014, 12:05 PM
Impressive tony that is one fat fish


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MKD
06-06-2014, 12:08 PM
I think so but will see how many i can fit in that tank. Plus, i won't transfer all to new tank at once, i am moving couple in 1-3 weeks apart.

MKD
06-06-2014, 12:11 PM
Impressive tony that is one fat fish


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that's 1 thing i like about jumbo size fits my dinning plate :)

Discusdude7
06-06-2014, 12:28 PM
Tony,
How many do you have? Great job growing them.

MKD
06-06-2014, 12:51 PM
sadly i only have 3 left, i'll need to get some more soon.

Discusdude7
06-06-2014, 12:54 PM
sadly i only have 3 left, i'll need to get some more soon.

How many did you start out with?

Allwin
06-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Tony, we can see ur hard work and dedication on these guys. Piwow genes are pretty interesting to grow out. Thx for sharing..

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