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    Default Re: So far, so good...

    That’s some nice development on those fish, awesome job. Looking forward to seeing more of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Brian would you mind sharing where did you purchase the "Goldens" originally? Love the color. Beautiful fish mate
    I got them from this thread http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...-U-or-Shipping

    At the time I was traveling through Omaha weekly and made a stop. Steve didn't know specifically what kind of discus they are so he called them Orange Melons, lol... They were not very expensive so I bought them to see if my traveling schedule would be a conflict with raising them. I liked the way they turned out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    These guys look great and Happy belated birthday Brian, I think you already give away your present.
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    Update please.....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyclark View Post
    Update please.....LOL
    They are finding serious interest in the cone, lol...
    golds 08-28-18.jpg

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    They definitely deserve to have plenty of offspring!

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    There seems to be a deformity in the anal fin on some of them but I strongly feel this is environmental due to my traveling schedule and lack of consistent care early on. I am going to grow some fry out before any leave my tanks. If it turns out to be genetic, I won't pass any along...

    Any idea what I should be calling them? Orange, mandarin, melon, diamond? Definitely pigeon based. Like I said early on, the guy I got them from didn't specifically know either because they were not what he ordered...
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    I have sailed right past this thread since it started and just read the entire story. All I can say is wow, what a story. Yes, you can nit-pick faults with fish, but just look what you have done with them. My hat is off to you. Like you said from the get-go, "This is not for beginners".
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    Thanks Liz. I think it's an example of how easy it really is to keep discus as long as you start with good, healthy fish to begin with. I have some others in QT that I have been slightly struggling with and they have received better care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    They are finding serious interest in the cone, lol...
    golds 08-28-18.jpg
    Very very Nice Brian! I can't wait for them to pair up for you.

    Not sure what they are but wow nice color! They look alot like Mandarins to me.

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    Several people are saying they are Red Melons, but they seem a bit too orange to be called red... One person suggested Orange Dream or maybe Tangerine Dream, lol...

    This is one of my old MP's. A little more darkish through the fins...
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    Growing into adults! First spawn!

    Sorry for the poor photo but I didn't want to disturb them too much...
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    Very nice mate, congrats on the spawn. Is the pair on their own or still in with the rest of your grow outs? All the best!

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    They are still in the community tank. The water has high TDS so the eggs won't hatch. I will probably leave them there for the first few spawns and hopefully they will learn to defend the eggs. Besides, I have been very busy with remodeling projects, including the fish room/spare bedroom, so I haven't had time to build a rack for their next home or fire up the RO.

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