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    Default Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    Hello everyone,

    I am raising a batch of about 35 discus I bread from a cross between Forrest's Giant RT & Giant blue SS
    They are 65 days old, the largest is 6 cm the average is 5 cm

    I want your opinions on their body shape and sizes, is it good, average or excellent? could I have done it better?












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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    If your numbers are correct they look excelent

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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    The numbers are correct. I measured a few out of water

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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    They certainly look somewhat better than the 'average' I've seen.

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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    They look good to me and seem to be on track for size.
    I would say your doing a great job my friend.

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    Nice imho

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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    Doing very well. Excellent job.
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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    Thanks for your kind words eveyone.

    My goal here is to grow them fast and very large, I am willing to do what it takes.

    I will need more tank space, but that won't be an issue once I am done with my fish room.

    I also formulated what i called on FB ultra grow mix I will share that later in the food & Nutrition section

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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old



    These are the parents I got them from Forrest around march 2014

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    Looks like you are doing a great job. I spotted one that had one slightly short hard ray, but they can never all be perfect.

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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    Quote Originally Posted by John_Nicholson View Post
    Looks like you are doing a great job. I spotted one that had one slightly short hard ray, but they can never all be perfect.

    -john
    it may be the angle as well but I also saw one with a short gill plate?

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    Default Re: Is their growth okay? 65 days old

    Quote Originally Posted by John_Nicholson View Post
    Looks like you are doing a great job. I spotted one that had one slightly short hard ray, but they can never all be perfect.

    -john
    Yes you are right there are a couple of ones with imperfections in the hard rays.

    Its comforting to hear that i am doing well from You John

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    it may be the angle as well but I also saw one with a short gill plate?
    I put that one on purpose to hear opinions about it. Someone told me that some will grow very fast on the high protein diet and their gill plates will catch up later as it cant grow in the same rate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentum View Post
    I put that one on purpose to hear opinions about it. Someone told me that some will grow very fast on the high protein diet and their gill plates will catch up later as it cant grow in the same rate
    I have actually never heard this and know many breeders that would cull at the first sign of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    I have actually never heard this and know many breeders that would cull at the first sign of this.
    I will give it a month to test the theory, if the gill plate is still short it is going to be culled along others that require that

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