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sanjay21
09-26-2018, 12:35 AM
Hey guys my name is Sanjay. I got into Discus hobby over 2 years ago and ever since, hobby only kept growing bigger.

Here is my setup for 10g painted all sides, 100 watts heater and a sponge filter.
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sanjay21
09-26-2018, 11:17 AM
Of course ! shipping has to be messed up again.

Been calling my local ups office to keep checking on my package. USPS tracking still haven't shown that it last scanned in Utah yet. Shipping is never been easy for me lately.

Hope everyone has their package arriving on time.

brewmaster15
09-26-2018, 11:30 AM
Of course ! shipping has to be messed up again.

Been calling my local ups office to keep checking on my package. USPS tracking still haven't shown that it last scanned in Utah yet. Shipping is never been easy for me lately.

Hope everyone has their package arriving on time.

Sanjay, they should be okay even if its alittle delayed....hope it shows up soon.

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Adam S
09-26-2018, 11:32 AM
USPS isn't always on the ball with updating. Not uncommon to get a package when tracking says it's elsewhere. Hope it turns out fine.

sanjay21
09-26-2018, 11:51 AM
Sanjay, they should be okay even if its alittle delayed....hope it shows up soon.

al

Thanks Al! hope it goes well.


USPS isn't always on the ball with updating. Not uncommon to get a package when tracking says it's elsewhere. Hope it turns out fine.

Thanks Adam! but I did check with local usps and they said they already received all the live animal related packages arrived to their facility already. He asked me to keep tracking and reach out to one of the facility for a pick up(if it arrives to that unit, by end of today).

Mr.BigBlock
09-26-2018, 03:00 PM
Good luck!

Pices
09-26-2018, 03:32 PM
Good luck Sanjay. I’m crossing my fingers for you.
Patty

sanjay21
09-27-2018, 12:12 AM
Good luck!
Thank you !


Good luck Sanjay. I’m crossing my fingers for you.
Patty
Thanks Patty :) Just hope the fishes arrive safe.

Filip
09-28-2018, 06:45 AM
Any news Sanjay ? Have you at least located your package near your area or somewhere else ?

sanjay21
09-28-2018, 11:19 AM
Any news Sanjay ? Have you at least located your package near your area or somewhere else ?

This morning I checked the tracking at 6:30am and it showed that arrived at my local USPS which opens at 8:30am
But I somehow managed to call them at 7:30am and was able to pick them up and got home around 8am.

Adam S
09-28-2018, 11:20 AM
Great news. How are they looking?

sanjay21
09-28-2018, 11:22 AM
I lost one fish (poor thing didn’t had much water in it..

Rest all made it, a little stressed out at this moment. Thanks Al !
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brewmaster15
09-28-2018, 02:13 PM
At last! Too bad about the one Sanjay. Glad the rest made it!
Al

sanjay21
09-30-2018, 11:16 AM
Thanks Al :) packing was really good! That’s what saved them.

sanjay21
09-30-2018, 11:16 AM
Here is my group of 9 :)
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Second Hand Pat
09-30-2018, 12:43 PM
They look great Sanjay :)
Pat

Paul Sabucchi
09-30-2018, 01:28 PM
Sorry for the little fella, but I am sure you will do it's siblings justice. All the best for the contest

sanjay21
10-01-2018, 11:26 AM
They look great Sanjay :)
Pat

Thanks Pat :) Good luck to you too.


Sorry for the little fella, but I am sure you will do it's siblings justice. All the best for the contest

Thanks Paul :)
I feel bad to loose the one guy, but with that delayed shipment a lot could have gone wrong (thanks to Al, for good bagging) I'll do my best with these guys.

danotaylor
10-01-2018, 10:26 PM
All the best to you Sanjay...you're a bit of a veteran now...no pressure ;)

rickztahone
10-02-2018, 01:26 AM
Nice looking group. Cant wait to follow along

sanjay21
10-04-2018, 08:32 AM
Thank you Daniel and Ricardo :)

sanjay21
10-04-2018, 08:33 AM
Picture from tuesday night, yes! they do like Blackworms :)
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Second Hand Pat
10-04-2018, 09:03 AM
They look great Sanjay, I am not quite brave enough to press a FDBW cube against the glass. Are you giving a full cube or cutting it?
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sanjay21
10-04-2018, 09:15 AM
Giving them a tiny piece from the cube.
I do keep an eye on them when they are eating. Fry look big enough to take those loose worms.
:)

Second Hand Pat
10-04-2018, 09:27 AM
Giving them a tiny piece from the cube.
I do keep an eye on them when they are eating. Fry look big enough to take those loose worms.
:)

Good call, best that the worms are not to long.
Pat

rickztahone
10-04-2018, 10:00 AM
I used to stick a whole cube on the glass for my group or stick it in an upside down worm cone with no issues

Tshethar
10-04-2018, 03:58 PM
They are looking good! Nice to see these guys able to do battle with the "big" worms... I know I don't like having to chop them up!

rickztahone
10-04-2018, 04:12 PM
They are looking good! Nice to see these guys able to do battle with the "big" worms... I know I don't like having to chop them up!

Please take precautions as my experience may differ from yours:)

brewmaster15
10-05-2018, 11:14 AM
Keep up the Good work Sanjay!

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sanjay21
10-06-2018, 11:37 AM
Thanks Al :)

They are doing great! one of them stayed dark for a few days. Now, even that is doing good and lighter in color.

Maxx24
10-06-2018, 12:51 PM
He decided the dark side was not for him?.... lol..

sanjay21
10-08-2018, 12:41 PM
They are growing �� I can see some turqs in my groups-
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Filip
10-08-2018, 02:45 PM
They sure look like they've gained some weight Sanjay .
Great progress so far .

sanjay21
10-09-2018, 03:22 PM
Thanks Filip :)

sanjay21
10-09-2018, 04:04 PM
They are looking great :)
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Filip
10-10-2018, 03:49 AM
Looking great indeed Sanjay. Especially the round one at the bottom of the photo . Great job so far Sanjay .

sanjay21
10-14-2018, 01:37 PM
Sorry, I’ve been lagging on my updates. Here are mine :)
Way bigger than I received them.
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Mr.BigBlock
10-14-2018, 01:50 PM
Nice job!

Pices
10-14-2018, 01:55 PM
Very nice Sanjay. Those are some fat bellied discus!
Patty

sanjay21
10-14-2018, 06:03 PM
Thanks guys :)

They are getting well fed and 2 water changes daily.
I am feeding beefheart, flake food and FDBW currently.

danotaylor
10-15-2018, 08:31 AM
Looking great mate! Got some nice shape coming through on those little fellas already! Keep up the good work

sanjay21
10-15-2018, 11:16 AM
Thanks Daniel :)
They are all having great shapes. Even the tiniest in my group of 9 is picking up. Will try to keep up with what I'm doing for the next 1 month in this 10g tank.

Filip
10-16-2018, 03:04 AM
Great job Sanjay . They are looking round and fat .

sanjay21
10-16-2018, 09:14 AM
Thanks Filip :) They have good potential.

sanjay21
10-21-2018, 09:12 AM
From last night, they are growing at great pace :D -
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Maddie
10-21-2018, 10:33 AM
They are looking great!

Paul Sabucchi
10-21-2018, 10:57 AM
You must be doing simething right, they look great!

sanjay21
10-22-2018, 09:30 AM
Thanks guys :)

sanjay21
10-28-2018, 05:28 PM
Some pics shot by my wife -
1 month update :)
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Adam S
10-28-2018, 06:06 PM
Nice! Like those red eyes.

danotaylor
10-29-2018, 02:45 AM
Lookin great Sanjay...way to go on the pics wifey!! ;)

sanjay21
10-29-2018, 09:47 AM
Nice! Like those red eyes.
Just noticing it after you pointed that out. Sure are red :)


Lookin great Sanjay...way to go on the pics wifey!! ;)
Haha thanks Daniel. She sure did a better job than me lol, she takes most of the care raising this group.

danotaylor
10-30-2018, 12:32 AM
some really nice consistent size & shape in your group too mate!!

xKevinx
10-30-2018, 06:18 PM
some really nice consistent size & shape in your group too mate!!

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sanjay21
10-31-2018, 06:58 PM
Thank you Daniel and Kevin :)

Mando
11-01-2018, 12:55 PM
When they are this young, do the stress bars mean stress or no? I see that none of Pat’s show bars.

sanjay21
11-01-2018, 02:24 PM
When they are this young, do the stress bars mean stress or no? I see that none of Pat’s show bars.

Not necessarily stressed, it also depends on the tank they are in I feel. My previous tank (10g) has a lot of lighting and they barely showed bars in that tank. This 20g they are in now has very little light and occasionally 2 fishes show bars. I'll take some pictures later.

Mr.BigBlock
11-01-2018, 02:34 PM
Keep up the good work!

sanjay21
11-02-2018, 05:10 PM
Finally a video !


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7xq0B7xWCI

sanjay21
11-03-2018, 10:15 AM
Good Morning :)
Waiting for their breakfast, all 9 are doing great!
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Mando
11-03-2018, 10:38 AM
Finally a video !


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7xq0B7xWCI

Fat bellies! I’m afraid of feeding mine to get their bellies like that. I’m afraid of over feeding.

Willie
11-03-2018, 12:30 PM
Some of these guys look really round. Great job, Willie

Tshethar
11-03-2018, 06:55 PM
Looking great! :thumbsup:

jeep
11-03-2018, 07:32 PM
They look very nice!!! Great job!!!

sanjay21
11-04-2018, 10:10 AM
Willie, Bill and Brian - Thanks guys :)

modealings
11-04-2018, 10:40 AM
Yes they look great! What’s your feeding schedule like? I’m thinking I need to up mine.

Pices
11-04-2018, 11:31 AM
WOW Sanjay that center one is huge! This contest is going to be close.
Patty

sanjay21
11-05-2018, 12:39 AM
Yes they look great! What’s your feeding schedule like? I’m thinking I need to up mine.
Feeding 5 times a day and 2 water changes.
- beefheart frozen x2
- FDBW x2
- Prime Reef Flakes


WOW Sanjay that center one is huge! This contest is going to be close.
Patty
Thanks Patty !
Wife takes most of the care on these guys, including 1water change everyday :)

sanjay21
11-07-2018, 07:37 PM
An update from today -
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jeep
11-07-2018, 08:19 PM
Nice shape and colors coming through!

modealings
11-08-2018, 08:01 AM
Really nice!

sanjay21
11-08-2018, 12:07 PM
Thanks Brian and Eric :)

sanjay21
11-14-2018, 12:15 AM
Sorry been a bit busy, even missed good feeding schedule for these guys. But kept doing my water changes. Here they are moved to a new tank :)
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danotaylor
11-14-2018, 12:41 AM
Sweet mate, looking fabulous! :)

Second Hand Pat
11-14-2018, 07:48 AM
They look great Sanjay, they are getting thick and rounding up nice. I am seeing the same in my guys :)
Pat

sanjay21
11-14-2018, 11:19 PM
Sweet mate, looking fabulous! :)
Thanks Daniel :)


They look great Sanjay, they are getting thick and rounding up nice. I am seeing the same in my guys :)
Pat
THanks Pat ! Yes, they are getting thicker and rounder :)

sanjay21
11-19-2018, 12:54 AM
Good night :)
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jeep
11-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Nice group shot! They all look very nice, round and healthy!!!

Second Hand Pat
11-19-2018, 10:26 AM
They look great Sanjay :)
Pat

danotaylor
11-19-2018, 10:31 AM
They look amazing Sanjay!
Can you give us a dot point synopsis of your fry raising method?
Cheers mate!

Pices
11-19-2018, 11:17 AM
You and your wife do amazing grow outs! Very impressive. That metallic one really stands out, but I see many other stand outs too. Way to go Sanjay!
Patty

modealings
11-21-2018, 03:32 PM
They look great!

sanjay21
11-24-2018, 12:54 AM
Nice group shot! They all look very nice, round and healthy!!!
Thank you Brian! Your fish too :)


They look great Sanjay :)
Pat
Thank you Pat :) Love the pictures of your fish ! they look amazing !


They look great!
Thank you Eric :) Good job on your growouts !

sanjay21
11-24-2018, 01:00 AM
They look amazing Sanjay!
Can you give us a dot point synopsis of your fry raising method?
Cheers mate!

Thanks Daniel !

Their feedings and Water changes in order Beefheart mix,90%Water Change Prime Reef Flakes, FDBW, Beefheart mix,30% Water Change Tetra bits(not regularly) and FDBW.




You and your wife do amazing grow outs! Very impressive. That metallic one really stands out, but I see many other stand outs too. Way to go Sanjay!
Patty
Thank you Pices :) Wife does most of the hard work while I'm gone to work. (Water changes and most of the feedings). Yeah its very nice to see different shades of blue on them! Can't wait to see them in few more months.

jawfish
11-24-2018, 12:16 PM
Looking great Sanjay
Nice shape and size. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Cheers
Fred

xKevinx
11-27-2018, 01:41 AM
Looking great!

sanjay21
11-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Been a busy week, haven’t been feeding the fish well past couple days maybe 1 or 2 feedings but haven’t missed a water change.
Thanks to my wife for these videos and pictures she took 2 days ago-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pyK8C0lAwI

sanjay21
11-29-2018, 04:14 PM
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modealings
11-29-2018, 09:43 PM
Sanjay I’ve tried to use your thread to get my wife to help with waterchanges too...no luck! Haha. You’re fish look great.

Second Hand Pat
11-29-2018, 10:45 PM
These guys are looking great and large Sanjay. :D Nice pics with great color!
Pat

jeep
11-30-2018, 02:58 AM
You are producing some awesome discus Sanjay!!!

sanjay21
11-30-2018, 10:36 AM
Looking great Sanjay
Nice shape and size. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Cheers
Fred
Thank you Fred :)


Looking great!
Thanks Kevin :)



Sanjay I’ve tried to use your thread to get my wife to help with waterchanges too...no luck! Haha. You’re fish look great.
Haha my wife is smiling as well :D You're fish look great too Eric.


These guys are looking great and large Sanjay. :D Nice pics with great color!
Pat
Thanks to my wife for the pictures :) She absolutely loves the pictures you post and the fish.


You are producing some awesome discus Sanjay!!!
Thanks Brian :) you too! , I've been following your post, glad to see they all picked up ! I had a similar issue just recently with one of my grow tanks after water change (lost the entire batch of Lss :( )

sanjay21
12-05-2018, 04:51 PM
Quick update on the group :)
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danotaylor
12-05-2018, 10:28 PM
Looking great Sanjay...give your wife a double thumbsup :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;)

sanjay21
12-06-2018, 07:44 PM
Looking great Sanjay...give your wife a double thumbsup :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;)

Thanks Daniel :) I sure will !
She left for to see her parents for a month. So yeah these fish will miss all comfort food at noon hours haha

Pices
12-06-2018, 11:21 PM
Great pics Sanjay. Hope you can keep them fat and sassy while your wife is gone. Good luck-she has spoiled them!
Patty

sanjay21
12-09-2018, 05:02 PM
Great pics Sanjay. Hope you can keep them fat and sassy while your wife is gone. Good luck-she has spoiled them!
Patty

Thanks Patty :)
I'm trying what I can, not skipping water changes atleast. She definitely spoiled them lol they look so starving by the time I get back from work. It's been crazy to maintain all my tanks and the house while she's gone.. It's not even a week since she left lol.

Second Hand Pat
12-10-2018, 06:22 PM
Hi Sanjay, they look great and pretty uniform. Nice job with them and best of luck with your spouse away! :D
Pat

sanjay21
12-18-2018, 10:19 AM
Hi Sanjay, they look great and pretty uniform. Nice job with them and best of luck with your spouse away! :D
Pat

Thank you Pat :) they are doing great ! Its definitely not easy with wife gone, full time job and a fish room haha

sanjay21
12-18-2018, 10:22 AM
Sorry guys, I haven't posted any pics I will get some pictures this week. I've been sick for a while and it's been tough to keep up with all the tanks.

Second Hand Pat
12-18-2018, 10:34 AM
Sorry guys, I haven't posted any pics I will get some pictures this week. I've been sick for a while and it's been tough to keep up with all the tanks.

Hope you get to feeling better Sanjay!
Pat

sanjay21
12-22-2018, 08:00 PM
Bad news this morning I saw one of my fish lying flat I was worried and I’ve noticed the rest were looking dark as well. I’ve trearwd the tank with PP and added h2o2 after few mins to remove the pp. I had to step out of the house for the next 5hours got back home and he didnt make it.
One of the biggest in the batch close to 3.5”. I have to mention part of his tail rot as well so it lost a bit of its tail :(
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sanjay21
12-22-2018, 08:01 PM
This was him before I left the house -
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warblad79
12-22-2018, 08:15 PM
Sorry to hear that

fljones3
12-22-2018, 08:28 PM
Sorry ... any idea what happened?

Second Hand Pat
12-22-2018, 11:57 PM
Sorry to hear this Sanjay :( and this right on the heels of Bill losing his largest to jumping out of the tank. :( Hope the test of them are doing ok.
Pat

sanjay21
12-24-2018, 01:31 AM
Sorry to hear that


Sorry ... any idea what happened?
Yes, a week back I’ve added 3 fish similar size(after quarantine) too reduce some time for the maintenance in my fish room
Same day the 3 fish were looking bad so I quickly removed them and treated tbem(they are all fine and in a separate tank now). These guys never showed any signs after a week they all turned darker (but eating) next
Morning I saw one lying flat I treated the tank (but couldn’t do a water change as I’m heading out) returned home and yeah saw him dead. I tested the tank with pp and big water change same tbing next day and now they are all back and doing great!

Sorry to hear this Sanjay :( and this right on the heels of Bill losing his largest to jumping out of the tank. :( Hope the test of them are doing ok.
Pat
Thank you Pat. It sucks to lose fish this way, but this was my fault. I’m hoping it’s not the biggest fish i see others pretty big size. I’ll try to measure my 8 fish tomorrow (I lost 1 on DOA)

sanjay21
12-24-2018, 01:33 AM
Begging for food as I walked in -
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Feeding time -
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sanjay21
12-26-2018, 01:56 PM
Sizes range from 3.5” - just under 3” on one guy
Biggest Turq-
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Biggest snakeskin-
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Smallest in the batch, but still good shape -
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Mando
12-26-2018, 04:43 PM
Wow great job! even your smallest is big!

sanjay21
12-26-2018, 05:06 PM
Thank you Mando :) I'm very happy with the results, rest of the fish are at good sizes too.

danotaylor
12-27-2018, 12:31 AM
Good work Sanjay. Your fish look amazing!!

sanjay21
12-27-2018, 12:08 PM
Good work Sanjay. Your fish look amazing!!

Thanks Daniel :) I may move them to a different tank soon, tank they are in is kind of dark and I’m not able to capture good pictures of them.

Phil4Discus
12-29-2018, 07:51 PM
You've done a great job! Keep up the good effort! Have you changed up their diets and eating regimen or kept it consistent? Few pages back, you were on 5 times a day with 2x Frozen BH, 2x FDBW, and 1x prime reef flakes. Also, I like that you added plants to the grow out tank. That's definitely something I would do.

sanjay21
12-30-2018, 12:54 PM
You've done a great job! Keep up the good effort! Have you changed up their diets and eating regimen or kept it consistent? Few pages back, you were on 5 times a day with 2x Frozen BH, 2x FDBW, and 1x prime reef flakes. Also, I like that you added plants to the grow out tank. That's definitely something I would do.

Thanks Philip :) I like plants a lot.

Eating regimen definitely changes atleast 3 weeks back onward.
Moring - Beefheart
noon - Prime reef flakes
around 4 - 5pm - Beefheart+Blackworm flakes.
9pm - FDBW

Second Hand Pat
01-23-2019, 02:52 PM
Hi Sanjay, what's happening with your group?
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sanjay21
01-25-2019, 09:44 AM
Hi Sanjay, what's happening with your group?
Pat

Hi Pat, thanks for checking. I got really busy with wife gone on vacation for 2 months and my work at office got crazier as we got acquired and currently not be companies are merging. Come back home and then have 12-14 tanks waiting for water changes daily .. lol also got babies growing from e different strains.
Wife got back this week and I’m finally getting helped :) here are some pictures from last night -
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sanjay21
01-25-2019, 10:29 AM
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thomaswal
01-25-2019, 10:42 AM
They look beautiful! :)

Pices
01-25-2019, 03:38 PM
Wow Sanjay! Very impressive looking bunch!
Patty

sanjay21
01-26-2019, 11:18 AM
Thank you Thomas and Patty :)

I will be moving them to a different tank today with better lighting to show them better than this tank does.

Second Hand Pat
01-26-2019, 11:38 AM
They look great Sanjay and nice pics. Glad your help has returned :D
Pat

sanjay21
01-27-2019, 11:00 AM
They look great Sanjay and nice pics. Glad your help has returned :D
Pat
Thank you Pat :)

Cabie
01-29-2019, 11:22 PM
They look beautiful!

sanjay21
02-12-2019, 10:54 PM
Sorry to say this, I’m stepping down from the competition. My work has been very crazy, been traveling to Boston very frequently for work purpose. I sold out most of grow out tanks.. Fish went to a good home. I sold them for $30 each(pretty good price I think) and the runt for free. I did keep 2 snakeskins to myself. Turq when I netted him out was looking massive and thick. Some pics of them from 2 weeks ago -
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RickMay1
02-13-2019, 12:45 AM
Sorry to hear this. I was wanting to get some of your fish. Did you sell all your fry?

fljones3
02-13-2019, 07:44 AM
Sorry to hear. Thoroughly enjoyed and learned from your grow-outs.

sanjay21
02-13-2019, 10:40 AM
Sorry to hear this. I was wanting to get some of your fish. Did you sell all your fry?
I have 4 different strains that will be ready in March and currently have a batch from Wild and Curipera Cross. Haven't listed for sale yet but they are available.


Sorry to hear. Thoroughly enjoyed and learned from your grow-outs.
Thank you Frank !

Pices
02-13-2019, 11:44 AM
I know things have been so very hectic on your end. I commend you for putting the health of your fish first as much as I will miss seeing pics of these guys. Hope things settle down soon. You really gave them a run for their money though and your fish were definitely contenders!
Patty

danotaylor
02-13-2019, 02:06 PM
Sanjay are you getting set up to ship or just for local pick up?

sanjay21
03-06-2019, 10:31 AM
I know things have been so very hectic on your end. I commend you for putting the health of your fish first as much as I will miss seeing pics of these guys. Hope things settle down soon. You really gave them a run for their money though and your fish were definitely contenders!
Patty
Thank you Patty :) I did keep one guy from the grow outs to myself, but its in a tank with bigger fish, eating well so far.


Sanjay are you getting set up to ship or just for local pick up?
Not yet Daniel, but I think I'm there pretty much. I know you will be the first person I contact to :)