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    Thanks Cliff. I am thankful for their growth.

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    Awesome, all look uniform in size and shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    A compliment from Cliff is like winning a prize. One day I hope to get one myself.

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    Thanks Daniel.

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    You've done a magnificent job Frank. Very well done sir!

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    Thanks for the high compliment Joe.

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    I think you should be very proud on how they're turning out Frank. I would love any of these guys in my tank to raise as beautiful adults. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us on here.
    Enjoy the spoils of your labor.

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    Thanks Pat. I will be looking for the blue. There are hints of color in most of the discus.

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    Growing fast Frank and boy they look good. I think I am seeing a hint of color in some eyes. You may see some blue start to show up in the fins near the tail.
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    Someone asked me about my feeding regiment so I thought there might be some profit to post on this thread (I edited my comments to their question). There are various approaches to feeding fry and young discus. When I first got back into discus I struggled on the amount to feed. It's not perfect but it might be a good starting point for others.

    For the fry, I was 100% BBS from the beginning. It was not until after 3-4 weeks I began the D-50 Plus baby pellets. Sometime around 4 weeks, I started FDBS fines after soaking. What is below is my present regiment at 10 weeks of age.

    I really like the Tropical line of foods for discus. I use with the fry -- Tropical D-50 Plus baby (they beginning to transition away from baby to regular pellet size), D-50 Plus pellets, ProDefense S, and Al's FDBW with spinach. I never could get them to eat a veggie flake or pellet so they get their greens with the FDBW. I purchase Tropical from here, https://kensfish.com/collections/tropical-fish-food. They are hard to find in the States and frequently run out of stock.

    My present feeding regiment is approximately every 2 hours for 6x, starting at 7am. I have been doing 6 feedings from the beginning. Presently, I portion out 2, 1/8 tsp of pellets (or a total of 1/4 tsp) each feeding. That's for 20 fry. I was more strict when they were smaller but now, if I am away from the house they may miss a feeding. As you can see, the D-50 Plus has been the stable ever since weaning off BBS. They aggressively eat the pellets within 15-20 minutes.

    7a - ProDefense S
    9a - D-50 Plus
    11a - 1 cube FDBW
    1p - D-50 Plus
    3p - 1 cube FDBW
    5p - D-50 Plus

    I use the same regiment of foods with my adults but only 2-3x a day with different amounts.

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    A few close ups. Looks like I will be down to 8 soon.

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    Very nice Frank...especially love how the shape is developing in the fish in the last pic...has a strong chin, has nice red tones emerging in base of the dorsal & anal fins, and is rounding out beautifully...definitely a keeper there

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    Thanks Daniel.
    I think the last two pics are the same fish. Might be mistaken, they move around and I lose their location.

    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Very nice Frank...especially love how the shape is developing in the fish in the last pic...has a strong chin, has nice red tones emerging in base of the dorsal & anal fins, and is rounding out beautifully...definitely a keeper there

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