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    If I ever want change I may never get sick of this display tank. Just wondering if they breed true.
    Sorry Matt this is all I have to offer.

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    I wish I had room for a tank like that Ralph. I'd never get tired of that!

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    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I wish I had room for a tank like that Ralph. I'd never get tired of that!
    You would after seeing the bill for the oxygen tanks they require

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    I think its becoming more real. I've signed up over on trophs.com lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discus-n00b View Post
    I think its becoming more real. I've signed up over on trophs.com lol.
    Creator of trophs.com is the local breeder that I bought from that mentioned in my previous post.

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    Awesome. Heard good stuff about him too, its where I've been looking to acquire my stock. I'm about 90% sure as of today that I'll be going to Tropheus for a while. Who knows maybe i'll be back in discus sooner rather than later, maybe in addition to....but for now I think change is good.

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    I just went through the same thing. I really like discus. In fact they are the only hybrid fish species I will ever keep. I had 20+ tanks with over 100 adult discus at one point. I did breed them. I just don't want to bother selling them and very few people wanted to just trade for different strains. They were only interested in selling or buying. They just got boring to me. I only have a few left now, gave them away or traded mostly. I am into tropheus again. They are a little more challenging, a little cheaper and fun to breed. I have a local pet store that is always willing to take fry. Right now they are more active and interesting than discus. I will probably change my mind again in a few years.
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    It's her. Her name is Sarah. Very cool person. She is a Tang specialist. She has ton of other cool Tang stock. Tell her that you know me.

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    How are trophs at introducing new fish into the herd?
    This can be problamatic sometimes. I have had mixed success adding trophs to an existing colony. They are sometimes attacked and killed. A big problem with trophs is that you can have a great colony for years and a dominant males dies creating battles that ruin the colony. I used to take females out when holding but even they are sometimes not re-accepted into the colony. Better to strip them and return to tank or let them release fry into the tank. I would argue that trophs are more challenging to keep than discus. Not as many water changes but still need clean water at more specific parameters than discus and add the aggression factor into the mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YSS View Post
    It's her. Her name is Sarah. Very cool person. She is a Tang specialist. She has ton of other cool Tang stock. Tell her that you know me.
    Oh ok, I thought you meant Greg from LAA. I'll have to look her up.

    Quote Originally Posted by scottthomas View Post
    This can be problamatic sometimes. I have had mixed success adding trophs to an existing colony. They are sometimes attacked and killed. A big problem with trophs is that you can have a great colony for years and a dominant males dies creating battles that ruin the colony. I used to take females out when holding but even they are sometimes not re-accepted into the colony. Better to strip them and return to tank or let them release fry into the tank. I would argue that trophs are more challenging to keep than discus. Not as many water changes but still need clean water at more specific parameters than discus and add the aggression factor into the mix.
    Thanks Scott. I was probably thinking more the lines of introducing juvis to juvis. Like a group of 15 from one seller and a group of 15 a bit down the road from another seller. Before they've really fully matured.

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    I bet you wil love them. You will have no problems after keeping discus. Southeast Cichlids located in Georgia gets nice big quality wild tropheus but they are not cheap. Little Africa is great also. Thats where I got my last F1 juvies.
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    I did it guys. Met Larry and he took my remaining wild discus. So now I'm officially heading for Tropheus. I'll still be around Simply for sure, still love discus.....just don't keep them anymore!

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    Wow Matt, I read all 4 pages, I'm getting ready to switch from Lake Victorian(basin) cichlids over to Discus. Seems we just can't make up our minds. Trophs are pretty cool, I think you'll be happy.

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