View Full Version : December 23 - at ease

12-22-2007, 06:27 PM
For the first time this morning they were all up front and centre as soon as they saw me, begging for food.

Darren's Discus
12-22-2007, 06:45 PM
They know santa's on his way with prezzies for them !


12-22-2007, 07:00 PM
Ho ho ho. He sure is.
They've taken to my homemade seafood mix, but have yet to get a taste for FBW, strangely. If I throw in a block they will pick at it a little but it's mostly still there at the end of the day and I siphon it out. No problem though, I have plenty of other choices on the menu. They seem to like frozen baby brine shrimp.

two utes
12-22-2007, 09:35 PM
Looking good Tony! Just lay out a menu in front of them and let them pick. Mine are still very finicy come meal time.

12-23-2007, 06:02 AM
They are into real hungry mode now- fighting in a frenzy when the food comes!
Also, the smallest received what appears to be a scraping injury around the time they arrived. It can be seen in the last pic- seems to be affecting it a little- dark coloured most of the time, and fins slightly clamped although you wouldn't think from this pic.

two utes
12-23-2007, 06:24 AM
I'm glad to hear that they are feeding well Tony. Mine are still pretty finiky. I hope they snap out of that soon.
Do you think the scrape mark will heal on that small discus?

12-23-2007, 06:50 AM
They look good!:):)
You might want to add a little salt to the tank for the scrape at 2 tblsp / 10 gal (or even a bit more:)) Keep an eye on it, it should heal up


12-27-2007, 06:28 PM
Tony they are looking good :)

12-27-2007, 06:48 PM
Hey, Tony, how's your lil guy with the scratch doin'?

12-27-2007, 07:25 PM
The abrasion is not very noticeable now, and it was doing really well, but it's not looking the best yesterday and today.
I've got them in with a few small cobalts that are less than half their size, and this morning a couple of the cobalts are "picking" at it. Not bullying, but feeding off it and it is quite black. I think I will do some separating this afternoon.

12-30-2007, 12:45 AM
After some very large water changes over the past two days, the problem has disappeared and all are happy again.
I cant even pick out the one that had the scrape and was off-colour.

two utes
12-30-2007, 05:30 AM
Hi Tony. It's good to hear that the injury has healed. Seems like water changes can fix just about anything? I notice that my fish are very active after a water change. Hope all is going well.

12-30-2007, 08:33 AM
Glad they are doing well:):)


Darren's Discus
12-30-2007, 04:02 PM
mate glad to hear the little guy is doing ok.


12-30-2007, 08:43 PM
Glad to hear, Tony. You're right, Joe, about the power of a WC. Even with the problems I was going through earlier, when the fish were swimming they would come and play in the water stream of the water coming in during a water change. It was the funniest thing to watch.

01-11-2008, 07:45 AM
I'm glad too, the little guy healed up.
The fish are looking great, again getting big and more colorful all the time, with huge appetites !
Looks like your doing a fantastic job.
Thanks for the pics and updates, you guy's are making this so much fun to watch.

01-31-2008, 08:42 PM
Looking good :)

Regards Armandi ;)