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    Default Re: Shawn's 65 gallon Stendker grow out

    Monthly update time.

    It has been a year since I got the first 6 and they are doing great. All are healthy and interactive. Been working on getting another tank so I can get more discus.

    Now some new pictures.
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    Wonderful job! Raising discus is so simple if you just keep the tank clean and make big water changes.

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    Great journey! Beautiful fish!!! I am on the same path, growing out Stendkers from Hans... it has been 2 months and so far so good!

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    They look great... Good work!
    I've always liked the trailing fin_age as in your second photo. I had a very similar fish many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Wonderful job! Raising discus is so simple if you just keep the tank clean and make big water changes.

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    Thanks Willie. It really is simple...hardest part now is convincing wife that I need more..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by abijitr View Post
    Great journey! Beautiful fish!!! I am on the same path, growing out Stendkers from Hans... it has been 2 months and so far so good!
    Thanks. Hope your fish continue to do well. What variety did you get from Hans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicksta View Post
    They look great... Good work!
    I've always liked the trailing fin_age as in your second photo. I had a very similar fish many years ago.
    Thanks Slicksta. The Flachen's trailer just started to really get longer. He is one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swright135 View Post
    Thanks. Hope your fish continue to do well. What variety did you get from Hans?

    2 Leopard Snakeskins - they are doing great!
    2 Red Leopard Snakeskins - doing so-so, relatively slower growth
    2 Red Scribbled- doing great!
    2 Brilliant Turquoise- doing great!
    2 Blue Snakeskins- also doing great!

    My tank is in front of a huge window, so canít take good pics... Would love to post pics and get inputs from experts here otherwise

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    Abi sounds like a great combination. I would love to see what the new red leopard look like. Also would like to see your tank

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    Monthly update time. Fish are doing great..all seem healthy and happy. Still no breeding activity maybe I have all males or females.

    Separate note, picked up a used 72 gallon bow front and will be starting another discus tank. Only a few more items to buy before I can get fish. Thinking of getting 4 brilliant Turks and 4 red Turks.

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    I bought them all 4 inches, red leopards look exactly like leopards ... just that the body is white and spots are red. And itís pigeon blood so peppers a little... unfortunately mine arenít growing well... they eat well and are happy ... hoping that growth spurt will happen at some point

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    Another month has gone by and time for an update. The other day I had an issue with the Leopard, either it was bloated from the fish flakes or I may have hurt itself when it became startled. It would all of a sudden have trouble swimming and begin to tail stand. It wouldn't last long but I saw it do this three times. I did a water change and added some salt to ease stress. The next morning it seemed back to normal and hasn't had issues since. I will continue to monitor it closely just in case. The rest of the fish are doing great but still no breeding activity. Pictures to follow.

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    Looking good Shawn!

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