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    Quite a tank,very impressive from a design prespective and also from a "look" perspective.
    BTW, what is an Indiana discus?
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    Quite a tank,very impressive from a design prespective and also from a "look" perspective.
    BTW, what is an Indiana discus?
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    Just their take on tiger turq I guess?

    https://goldenstatediscus.com/product/indiana-tiger/

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    Mom & dad trying to keep the kids in line.

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    Well... it seems the young have all turned into snacks.

    Parents couldn't contain the wandering fry.

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    Sorry to hear mate.
    With the other pair you posted in post #59 is the PB strain the male or female?

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    Lighting might have been too intense. Next time try reducing it to 10-20% of full-on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thingsarefun View Post
    Well... it seems the young have all turned into snacks.

    Parents couldn't contain the wandering fry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Sorry to hear mate.
    With the other pair you posted in post #59 is the PB strain the male or female?
    The PB is male.

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    Lighting might have been too intense. Next time try reducing it to 10-20% of full-on.
    Will less lighting keep the fry bunched up more?

    My dimmer is set at 3/10 currently, should I bump it down all the way?

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    Hard to raise fry in a community tank as they have no places that are hidden from the rest of the tank. The pair could have eaten them, especially if they are preparing to lay again. The community tank could have eaten them. But you mentioned the fry "wandering" away. That happened to me. I changed my lights to a dimmer light, starting out at 1/10. As the fry grew (by week 4), I had the light on 5/10. It may not be the reason but it is an option to try on the next batch.

    Oh, if you don't have a nightlight on in the tank room at night that will assist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thingsarefun View Post
    Will less lighting keep the fry bunched up more?

    My dimmer is set at 3/10 currently, should I bump it down all the way?

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    I use night lights in the fish room .
    I do think they make a difference for fry and just for spawning cycles .
    It rarely is pitch black outside ,especially where most of our fish come from in the wild .
    I am not carried away enough to cycle night lights with the lunar cycle but I would bet that would boost breeding also .
    Fish just know when it is full moon anyways .Maybe they feel the effect the moon has on waters since they are in it ?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFp68wjRUU
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    Quote Originally Posted by brady View Post
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    Quite a tank,very impressive from a design prespective and also from a "look" perspective.
    BTW, what is an Indiana discus?
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    I used to have one of those Indiana discus. Daughter Ellie Mae named him "Jones". I asked her why. All I got was the dumb look face. Complete with rolled eyes and an "Uhhhhhh!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fljones3 View Post
    Hard to raise fry in a community tank as they have no places that are hidden from the rest of the tank. The pair could have eaten them, especially if they are preparing to lay again. The community tank could have eaten them. But you mentioned the fry "wandering" away. That happened to me. I changed my lights to a dimmer light, starting out at 1/10. As the fry grew (by week 4), I had the light on 5/10. It may not be the reason but it is an option to try on the next batch.

    Oh, if you don't have a nightlight on in the tank room at night that will assist.
    Ok, I'll try and bump the dimmer to the lowest setting.

    Will see how long a nightlight lasts, my wife complains about the dimmer led's glowing at night.
    Office / fish room is down the hall from our bedroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peewee1 View Post
    I used to have one of those Indiana discus. Daughter Ellie Mae named him "Jones". I asked her why. All I got was the dumb look face. Complete with rolled eyes and an "Uhhhhhh!"
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    That's a pretty good one

    So far only two of mine have names yet.

    Golden Diamond = Mango
    White Leopard = Ginger (All I can think of is Cartman in south park, so great)

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    I ended up naming my discus after the people I work with. It began when I was kidding with my loan guy. I told him that I have a yellow fish that I named Little Lee. I gave him a picture of the fish which is now pasted on his office wall. Well, my investment person spotted it and wanted to have a fish with her name so I named my Blue Scorpion Marina and I gave her a picture which she put on her office wall. Then another guy got in on it so I name one after him. That one was a Red Heckle. That one is now named Phillip. All I had left were Alenquer. All browns. One day we were all having a meeting. One of the managers, who is an Indian, asked if she could have a fish with her name. So i explained that I did have a brown one that she could have. Then I realized what I had just said and wondered how may HR violations that I had just broached. But I did explain there were only brown ones left. That then made it easy for the black guy who wanted one to understand why he got a brown one too thus me avoiding a second and more serious HR problem. Then one of the young guys in the office, who I call "Lad", found out that he was going to be a father so he asked me what a good name for his son would be. I told him that "Laddie" would be good. So I called the new fish Little Laddie" and now everyone in the office is good. That is how I named my fish.

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    That's hysterical!

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