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    Default 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Its been 8 weeks since recieving my discus and all is well.
    I remember when l first put them in my tank they could easily disapear out of sight behind the filter. This is defenetly not the case now. As a group they can easily make the filter disapear.

    My largest fish is coming close to being 4" now, and l have noticed them 'bulking up'.
    I really wish that l could transfer them to a much larger tank than the 120 litre (approx 30 Gal) tank that they are in now.

    50 - 70% water changes are maintained on a daily basis, and I wipe it down nearly every day.
    I try to feed them live brine shrimp and live black worms daily, with plenty of FBW, FBS, put in and instantly disappearing. The 'Auto' feeder maintains feeds of Tetra Bits or Spectrum pellets 3 times per day, and occasional flakes fed as well. I don't like giving them flakes as they tend to mess up the water quite a bit. First thing in the morning, and before their water change in the afternoons they recieve one or two blocks of FBH.

    I have not noticed any squabbling between these guys, they all seem to get on well together.
    I think they are getting a little lazy though 'cause they just sit a around and rest on the bottom of the tank on their full bellies.

    The first photo l have attached is of them 3 days after arriving. I think you will notice the big differance.
    Sorry for the long report, but l'm still grinning.
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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Joe,
    could you please send them back now they have grown so well!,mate doing a great job with them,keep it up !


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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Very funny Darren.

    I'II swap you.......for some Heckles?
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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Joe, u r doing a great job! I definately see the difference. They r growing like weeds. Keep it up bud! Its gonna be interesting in the end
    Eileen

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Thanks Eileen. Its going to be interesting for me to see how big these guys actually get. They have already out grown the discus l have in my 300 litre planted tank (approx' 70 gal)and are a couple of months older than them.
    We're here for a good time...not a long time

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Joe, they are lookin' great as usual!! Keep it up and they may be kickin your other discus out of their 70gal.
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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Joe those discus look outstanding, keep up the great work.

    P.S.
    When they reach 6 inches then you can send them to me!!
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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Great job Joe, keep it up mate
    Paul

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Joe, they are getting huge are you running out of space?

    I have an extra tank here they would go good in

    Ardan

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    WOW!!! very impressive,they are beautiful Joe...keep up the good work...actually can u let me catch up first

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Well haven't you turned into a fine fine Discus Keeper!


    You should be very proud, Joe ~

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Very nice!!

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Hey Joe...I think ya oughta just keep goin fishin an lettin yer son take care of em!!

    They are lookin great!

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    looking great.keep going..maybe you can get yours bigger than rodney. never know..lol.
    tell the contest supplier he was meant to supply the tank also.

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    Default Re: 9th February. 8 Weeks In

    Quote Originally Posted by bastalker View Post
    Hey Joe...I think ya oughta just keep goin fishin an lettin yer son take care of em!!

    They are lookin great!

    tc
    Mark
    Actually Mark I'm off again for a ten day marlin fishing trip in March, and would like to take my helper Matty with me. I's going to be harder to get my No.1 son to take over looking after my fish.

    A big thank you to every one for your comments of encouregment.
    It makes me want to do even better.
    I am proud of being among so many lovely people here in this community.

    THANKS.
    We're here for a good time...not a long time

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