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    Default 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    I have noticed that my 8 challenge discus were getting a little crowded in their 120 litre (30gal) tank. The largest has reached about 4" now with a few more not to far behind.
    Going to a larger tank was not an option for me unfortunaltly without turning the family bathroom into a mini fish room......So l decided to take four of them out today.
    I thought long and hard about who should be evicted, and decided to keep the largest and the smallest of them in their challenge tank, with a couple of medium sized fish as well. I don't think that this will upset the 'social structre' in that tank. The largest is still the largest and the 'runt' so to speak is still the runt.
    Also the remaining 4 fish moved to my 300 litre (75gal) community discus tank will slot in with the 'social structure' there to, I hope.They are not the largest, nor the smallest. I'm sure that they will feel very out of place in there for awhile among green plants, timber and gravel. I will up my water changes there for a short period.
    Going by rule of thumb 1 fish per 10gal, will give the remaining fish their best chance to grow to their full potential.
    I suppose only time will tell now.
    Your thoughts on my decision to do this would be most welcomed.
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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    good move Joe it sounds like you put alot of thought into the matter ,those newbes will be lovin it in big tank

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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Looks like you have a challenge within a challenge going there Joe. Best of luck to the evictees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phidelt85 View Post
    Looks like you have a challenge within a challenge going there Joe. Best of luck to the evictees.
    It's the evictees that l am most concerned about. I will do my best to make them fit in.

    Tanya, l've been thinking this out over the last coupe of weeks, and l am looking forward to the outcome.

    Raising discus is fun.
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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Sounds good Joe. Do what u gotta do to get by and everybody is happy. Good luck w/the move Keep us updated w/pics
    Eileen

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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Well, Joe, I would presume that if they don't go off their feed and you keep up with the clean water, they will be ok. My first go with juvies in a planted was a result less than desirable, but that's what part of this challenge is, eh. good luck, my friend.
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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Joe,
    sound's like their growing into monsters, all the best with it !



    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by alxjss View Post
    Sounds good Joe. Do what u gotta do to get by and everybody is happy. Good luck w/the move Keep us updated w/pics
    It's been a few days since the move, and it appears that all is good.
    In the planted tank, the four challlenge fish are holding their own in their new surroundings, and are feeding well. The other occupents in the planted tank are enjoying the few extra feeds l put in there now, plus the additional water changes. Due to applying C02 in this tank the PH is lower at 6.4. This may be why the challenge fish are showing their stress bars.
    Meanwhile, back in the challenge tank the four remaining fish are stretching out their fins, and continuing to grow. They arn't feeding as aggresivley as they were in the larger group....Less competition l suppose.
    I've attached some photos of both tanks, even though its alot harder trying to get good photos of just the challenge fish.
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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Joe,
    mate they are all looking real good,like your planted tank.


    cheers
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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Hey Joe
    an exellent job man!!4 inch,haa,what a great result in a 2 months!
    Keep it up[]
    BTW they are really well shaped

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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    They do look really good, Joe! I like the striations and coloration of those guys, but I also like the solid look of the third shot. Great job, keep it coming!
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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Hey there Tanya,Eileen,Vera,Darren and Jose. Thanks for the thumbs up.
    Have a nice day.
    We're here for a good time...not a long time

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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Hey Joe theyre looking great ,your planted tank is lovely man i wish i had green (aquatic)fingers all my plants leave my care by dying lol

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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    Nice, nice, nice!

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    Default Re: 17th February. EVICTED 4 Discus

    They look really happy in their new tank!
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