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    Heres some pics of the royal blue discus from Darren. At first they were a little slow to eat and were quite timid. My guess is the change of water conditions took a little getting used to, i inspected stool samples from these fish and found nothing remarkable. Also the breathing rate appeared normal and i didn't notice any stratching or other behavior which would indicate parasites. Now they are eating very well and appear to have adjusted to my care. They are around 55mm sl, at receiving they measured 45mm sl to 48mm sl. Foods they are accepting are fbs, fbw, live insect larvae, sera discus granules (normal type). They are still a little hesitent on my home made mix (Darren, what is in your mix...crab eggs and fillet steak? )

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    Hi Rod,
    looks like these little ones are doing well,thanks for the measurements it gives us an idea of where we should be at, mine have only just started taking my bh mix today and eating more aggressively.Thanks for the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    still a little hesitent on my home made mix (Darren, what is in your mix...crab eggs and fillet steak? )

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    Mine is just plain old beefheart with a few goodies nothing special,Rod stop trying to feed them caviar !mate looking good !



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    Hi Rod. Thanks for the report. Your fish look great. I liked the last photo, particulary the fish on the left. Mine aren't as keen on FBH, as they are with FBW and FBS, which they are now taking two cubes of per feed. I am still persisting with FBH which is their first feed every morning. Looking forward to your next report.
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    Well, I've been missing the "control fish" due to my stupidity !
    And you have Royal Blues !
    Very prety fish you've got there, all looking great.
    Glad they are eating well for you now.
    There will be some monster fish come of this contest !
    keep up the good work -
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    Looking good Rod, but I wouldn't expect anything else
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    Excellent looking fish, keep up the good work

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    Default Re: Contest discus

    wheres the update pics rodney? how are they doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by April View Post
    wheres the update pics rodney? how are they doing?
    Uh huh....How they doin bud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by April View Post
    wheres the update pics rodney? how are they doing?
    Quote Originally Posted by bastalker View Post
    Uh huh....How they doin bud?

    Sorry guys, didn't notice your message.

    Anyway heres an update.

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    Looking Good Rod...very Good Mate!

    Thanks for the update!!

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    They are looking amazing

    I love the transformation

    Keep up the good work

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    Rod,
    I think they need to come home now !. mate awesome job they look great.


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    sorry guys, what's a royal blue? made up of what type of strains? sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbus123 View Post
    sorry guys, what's a royal blue? made up of what type of strains? sorry!
    No need for sorry....

    Royal blues are wild type discus. They are developed using the blue discus. When the name royal is attached to a wild type, it means the fish in question has superior colors and marking to the usual fish from that type.

    hth

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