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    Your discus are talking to you....are you listening


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    The Pins and needles waiting for you to tell us more are not pleasant. Spill the beans, Pat.
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    Sweet!!

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    Pat, are you simply teasing us with photos, or are a pair of your wilds spawning, or have spawned ?

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    She does have a cruel streak!

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    Very nice looking pair Pat .
    Please tease us some more

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    Ok guys, let me either relieve or create more stress. lol. First, this is not a pair. I have had them a week so there are two wilds in a 75. The one in the first picture and in the foreground of the second is a Uatuma semi-royal and the second is a very red Ipiranga. They have been eating but stuck to a corner the first week. Yesterday they decided I might be a trust worthy soul.

    Later this week I will be receiving some more wilds, two of them were show fish from the 2018 NADA show. They are Manacapuru reds. One of them has this most wonderful blue cast on it's body. They sort of fell into my lap the morning the showroom as being dismantled. The original buyer walked away. More on these later.
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    Right, now she is turning the teasing up to 11, I am positively green with envy! Well done Pat, looking forward to the developments

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    I'm delighted for you, Pat. I know that you have been to get back into wilds for a good while. I can't wait to see pics of the new ones when they come in.
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    Makes me want to scrap the domesticated discus and go wild again

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    Again really happy for you they look stunning (trying to convince the wife who has always been more attracted to the flamboyant colours of the hybrids). Talking of hybrids, any idea what the prevailing opinions are in the hobby about crossing different strains of wilds? Just asking as with discus it seems to me it is perfectly acceptable and encouraged by many while with African cichlids the attitude is very much against it.

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    Three things. Discus species are genetically and evolutuonary quite close with quite a few natural hybrids between two species populations, so hybrids can be fertile for a lot of further generations. Second, the old strains like torquise discus varinats were hybrids. And third, the power of asian markets, where hybridsiation and other much worse practicies are not frown upon. You do find hybrids among the african great tectonic lake cichlids, most known are among Aulonacara species, most known is fire red. I prefer keeeping only one species of wild discus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    I'm delighted for you, Pat. I know that you have been to get back into wilds for a good while. I can't wait to see pics of the new ones when they come in.
    Thank Liz, me too. Should be later this week

    Quote Originally Posted by nolefan View Post
    Makes me want to scrap the domesticated discus and go wild again
    Do it Lee BTW I am a bad influence

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sabucchi View Post
    Again really happy for you they look stunning (trying to convince the wife who has always been more attracted to the flamboyant colours of the hybrids). Talking of hybrids, any idea what the prevailing opinions are in the hobby about crossing different strains of wilds? Just asking as with discus it seems to me it is perfectly acceptable and encouraged by many while with African cichlids the attitude is very much against it.
    Not sure there are any prevailing opinions Paul. There does seem to be lots of wild/domestic crosses available. Of course no telling how far back the wild parent was. Now if you are referring to crossing two wilds from different locations not sure as I do not hear about that too much.

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    Awesome!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest. I was actually really close to NADA this year but had to work that weekend. I’ll be moving back west finally st the end of the yr and get my fish back. Looking to add more and maybe even upgrade the aquarium.

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