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    Default My 'Wrapping up' report

    In my opinion......I would have to start by saying that the most important thing with raising juvenile discus is water quality, and daily water changes, to optimize water quality.

    Feeding a variety of high protein foods often, in small amounts, and removing uneaten food particles.

    Through out the challenge, my discus were fed. Frozen and live brine shrimp, Frozen Bloodworms, Beefheart, and a range of pellets and flake foods, as they become larger l introduced live Black Worms which were fed to them 5 days a week, till this day.

    Having a sterile bare bottom tank l think helps eliminate waste and uneaten food from collecting in substrate, which may contribute to poorer water quality.

    Keeping discus in a group of 6 or more l think would keep them feeling safe and comfortable. I think the biggest mistake l made was separating them half way through the challenge, causing excessive stress which led to 6 of the eight fish eventually dying.

    If l was to raise another batch of fish l will do what l can to keep them as a group, and transfer them into a larger tank to avoid over crowding.

    The most enjoyable part of the challenge for me was watching the other contestants sharing information about their groups of fish, and of course watching my discus grow and develop into adult fish and their colors slowly coming through.

    I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my now 15 year old son Mathew, who looked after my fish and kept up the maintenance, and water changes while l was away on many fishing trips this year.

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    Default Re: My 'Wrapping up' report

    Excellent job Joe.


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    Glad to hear that this was a learning experience as well. Now you will be more prepared when you get more discus and learn from earlier mistakes. Congrats on doing a good job.
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    Hi Joe

    A truly remarkably put together thread, both thumbs up to you!

    The true meaning of this competition I think was the learning & teaching of this wonderful fish species.

    You have done a wonderful job keeping us well informed.

    Regards
    Armandi

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    PROSIT MAN !!
    u managed to grow a good quality fish-now i guess its yr turn to breed them

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    Hi Joe,
    Well done mate. I have really enjoyed following your posts.
    All the vidoes & pics were great.
    Regards,

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    Well done, beautiful discus you have!

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    Default Re: My 'Wrapping up' report

    Once again thank you all for your comments. Final photos have been submitted to Al for assessment.
    In the meantime the discus are looking well, and l am hanging out to see everyone else's final shots. Getting on to twelve months since this challenge started, and it will shortly come to its end.

    Hopefully another challenge is on the cards 'cause l sure would like to follow the event.
    Its been great participating in this one!

    Thanks again to everyone for your encouraging comments.
    We're here for a good time...not a long time

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    Very nice thread from start to finish Joe!! Well done!
    Mark

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