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    Ok here we go - 6 month check in!

    The first below is the largest of the group. The 2nd is the biggest SS just because I like this fish. 6 months went by fast!

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    I'd say this race is heating up!! Good job Eric!!!

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    Nice Job Eric . They both look good .

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    Thanks guys.

    Well Im kind of in the awkward position of having a small group (5 left). The smallest is clearly being outcompeted for food and has started hiding (behind the filter here). In my experience whenever I have a smaller group one always starts to lag behind and eventually dies. I think I can probably make it another 2 months or so for the final best fish. I was hoping for a pair but Im not sure if the group can hang on that long with this limited number left. Another option is to combine them with some rams and corys in a larger tank to basically act as dithers.

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    great looking fish, you are doing a great job

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    I wonder If you can decrease agresion and pecking order by putting fish in the tank other than discus ? Did you have any positive experience doing this in the past ?

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    How big is their tank? I placed mine in a 40g when they were around 2" and then a 55g when they were still around 3" and even though there is a smaller one, there never has been any aggression or fighting

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    Thanks guys - yea they are in a 29 gal. I think the next move it to move to a 75 w a couple of pairs of rams and corys. Hopefully the increased space and other fish can help like you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modealings View Post
    Thanks guys - yea they are in a 29 gal. I think the next move it to move to a 75 w a couple of pairs of rams and corys. Hopefully the increased space and other fish can help like you mentioned.
    Interesting! Cannot wait to see! Your remaining fish are looking great and I'm sure they will appreciate having more room in the 75 gallon tank. Keep up the good work!

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    Well I apologize for the delay with updates. I have 4 remaining fish that all seem to be doing well. I did lose the smallest one a few weeks ago - I suspect likely to bullying as it was a slow demise. I still plan to combine these 4 into a community tank but I just need to find the time to get it all set up. Im doing 50% wc's every 2 days and feeding solely BH flakes.

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    Nice size and shape Eric
    Although you had troubles along the way and have only 4 of them left , they do not fall behind the other contestants discus in any way .
    Keep up the good work Eric .

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    They look amazing, I love the simplicity of their color.

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    Good work mate!

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