View Full Version : Settling In

two utes
12-22-2007, 12:11 AM
After putting the discus in their tank yesterday morning l pretty much left them alone. But, l couldn't help myself from having a little peak every now and then. They seem to have settled in alright, but are very very shy, using the corner sponge filter to hide. Hope they get over this now that l'm spending alot more time with them. Started feeding them Tetra Colour Granules, Sara San Flakes, and Frozen Blood Worms at different intervals through out today. They are only picking at their offerings and hope they will eat more aggresivly soon. I will be doing a 1/3 water change after posting this message and clean up the left overs.

12-22-2007, 02:17 AM
That's a nice looking group you have there Joe, there settling in well by the sounds of it, keep up the good work :)

12-22-2007, 07:15 AM
Looks like they are doing good.

It also looks like you have a little flat screen TV posted in the tank (1st pic) for them to watch. lol

two utes
12-22-2007, 07:29 AM
It's amazing what a differance a water change and a few hours make. The fish are all out of hiding now and swiming around the whole tank. I had slowly pushed the PH up to 7.2. I think that's a bit closer to what they are used to? Also feeding a bit better tonight. I sure will be sleeping better tonight than l did a couple of nights ago.:)

The flat screen TV keeps them entertained, and up to date with what going down on Simply Discus.Plenty to see there!

12-22-2007, 08:22 AM
Hi fellow challanger:wave: I had the same problem. Took them about 48hrs to perk up. They did eat tho. Now, they greet me at the top for food. Man, they r always hungry. I love that. Good luck and keep them full!, btw, can u tell me ur first name please:o

two utes
12-22-2007, 08:31 AM
Hi There Eileen:wave:. I'm Joe. I'm much happier now that they're up and about. Will post another small clip of them tomorrow. Hope you're having fun, 'cause I sure am! :D :D :D

two utes
12-22-2007, 08:56 AM
As thet say 'Tomorrow never comes". So here's that clip today.;)


12-22-2007, 12:23 PM
Hi ya Joe!! Lookin at the clip. they have settled in nicely!! :)

Good luck with em...


12-22-2007, 04:57 PM
Joe, great little clip..they look so relaxed and settled in..these are going to thrive for you, have fun with them.

Darren's Discus
12-22-2007, 06:51 PM
looks like they have settled in to their new digs real well,great video.


12-22-2007, 07:06 PM
Nice clip Joe- have you checked out Karen's xxx webcam? We'll have to come up with something to top that- is it possible?

Darren's Discus
12-22-2007, 07:35 PM
Nice clip Joe- have you checked out Karen's xxx webcam? We'll have to come up with something to top that- is it possible?

What about your own reality tv show on pay tv ?something to think about !


12-22-2007, 08:43 PM
:laugh: I'm you guys will come up with something.

two utes
12-22-2007, 09:27 PM
I'm thinking of getting some one like 'Eddie McGuire' down here and do on the spot footage with commentary live broadcast, or something like that. That's great what Karren's doing! Top of the class!:)

12-23-2007, 06:53 AM
Nice video:):):)

Looking good, wouldn't mind having those in my tank:D


12-23-2007, 08:38 AM
Wow Joe, nice clip. Looking real good.:). but don't forget, its about the biggest and healthiest fish that we r working on here. :o

two utes
12-24-2007, 07:33 AM
Just finished doing a 30% water change, and had them feeding on some FBW in the process. A couple of them are showing some colour ocassionly, and l am starting to wonder what these guys are going to end up looking like. Maybe, Darren and Al could post a few photos of our fish's mummys and daddys in the Challenger's Section.....Please?

And a very Merry Christmas to everyone at 'SIMPLY DISCUS'

12-24-2007, 10:26 AM
U go JOE!!! NICE!!!

two utes
12-26-2007, 03:00 AM
Thought l would try a bit of variation to their menu today and feed them a small quantity of 'live white worms'. They seem to like them alright. I liked the way they would grab them from one end and suck them in like l do my spaggetti. l have also included frozen daphnia to their diet.But their favorite meal is FBW. Still not eating aggressively, and wonder weather a slight raise in water temp would fix that? Temp' currently at 29 degrees

Darren's Discus
12-26-2007, 03:18 AM
mate i would just keep up with the w/c and a good varied diet and they should be fine.


12-26-2007, 09:05 AM
They are some sharp looking fish, and are doing really well !
I love these videos, I hope you guy's keep them comming.
Curious to see the changes as they become adults.

two utes
12-26-2007, 08:53 PM
I am maintaining daily 30% water changes, and feeding them little amounts of varied foods often. Temp still at 29 degrees, and Ph maintained at 7.2
Cleaning up all scraps in the evening prior to water changes.
Here's a small edited clip of my fish feeding on 'live white worms':)


12-26-2007, 08:59 PM
Hi Joe,
Mate fish are looking happy & healthy,
Great video clips by the way.
Keep up the good work.

12-27-2007, 06:54 AM
Hi Joe,
Keep up the good work mate, they look so healthy and should turn into some nice looking discus.


two utes
12-27-2007, 04:16 PM
Thanks John and Ben. I read on another thread here on 'Simply' how you guys get together to make your special blend of beef heart mix.
I particulary liked the colour enhancer you guys used.;)
Might try to make up a batch, and see how they like it.:D

12-27-2007, 05:23 PM
They will love it Joe! Try feeding it to them when they are most hungry ~ like in the morning...;)

Darren's Discus
12-30-2007, 04:06 PM
Joe if you give the fish as much attention as you put into your video clips they will power along !


12-30-2007, 07:23 PM
Wow Joe, nice video. Great way to say thanks to simply. Fish r looking real nice. Keep up the good work!!!

12-30-2007, 08:27 PM
They look good, Joe!! I saw your "Simply" video. I left you a comment there as well. Great edit job. Now you're gonna make me pull out the ol' Microsoft Movie Maker and finish up my videos. :D

12-31-2007, 07:24 PM
cool video Joe.