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    Quote Originally Posted by jwcarlson View Post
    Well, Al... so many beautiful fish! I'm confident in saying that you've had more discus than I have had all species combined!
    Thanks Jacob. I know there are others here with many Discus they have kept, just sharing mine and paying homage to my favorite fishes.

    More pics on the way.

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    This next set of fish I adopted from my friend Francisco. I received the fish and a 125 gal..17 plus years ago. Still have the tank in my living room. Some of these fish you may remember from my heckel haircut thread.

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    Its kind of funny how close our community is. Francisco and I lost touch shortly after . This past year I was searching for wilds.to buy and somehow came across a thread on another forum with pics of wilds. I looked atbthem.and immediatedly recognized the blue heckel. Francisco had posted a thread a few years ago on this group. It was really great to read.

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    Francisco...
    [I don’t have any of these fish anymore. I recently found these photos which I thought were lost, taken at my fish room in 1990-1993, and were never shared]. I thought you would enjoy looking at them.

    Most of these fish were purchased at fish stores in the Boston and Providence area, one at a time, as imported, stressed & skinny, unlikely to survive fish. Some had been at stores for a while, and had HITH and other ailments, and I brought back to health, deworming, etc. Some were still slightly skinny when photographed. Only one pair (Cuipeua Red, at the time called Curipera Red), were purchased from O. Lucanus in Canada, and one brown discus bought from an importer who frequented the Boston Aquarium Society.

    In 2003, when I moved from New England to Cincinnati, I arranged with Al Sabetta (from SimplyDiscus, at the time) to receive my fish (14-18 wild discus? and 2 Uaru amphiachantoides) and a few aquaria, on hold, until I could receive them once settled in Cinty. And we left it at that for all this time (17 years!), which was fine for both of our lives. Al went on to breed several of them with his own stock, and then we lost communication. I don't live in Cincinnati anymore.

    I have not had discus since, but I want to again. I have not had a planted discus tank, and that what I would like to go for when I can.

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    I will Pause again here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15
    I really like this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwcarlson View Post
    I really like this one!
    That was a rose red I got as a juvenile back in 2004/2005. Theres used to be alot of Browns, rose reds, san merahs, Ica Reds types that importers brought in, the shift today to the more exotic spotted lines and solid reds is great but I wish we had more of the wild side ones. Always had a soft spot for the browns with some red.
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    Jacob and I seem to have similar tastes - I was about to quote and comment the same exact thing for the same exact fish. While the finelines, spotteds, turqs, etc draw me in, I can't help but comment on how much I also like brown-based reds like the one in the picture.

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    I wish we could get the plain browns that you saw in the LFS thirty years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanman View Post
    I wish we could get the plain browns that you saw in the LFS thirty years ago.
    They don't bring the big bucks so aren't collected. Everyone wants Red spotted greens,tefes, royal blues,curipera...oops forgot that name is out of style, red based blues are the huge money makers.. those and full spotted wilds and. Blue heckels.

    I never met a wild discus I did not love...even if it was a plain jane brown or green.
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    Default Re: Discus I have known....

    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    They don't bring the big bucks so aren't collected. Everyone wants Red spotted greens,tefes, royal blues,curipera...oops forgot that name is out of style, red based blues are the huge money makers.. those and full spotted wilds and. Blue heckels.

    I never met a wild discus I did not love...even if it was a plain jane brown or green.
    I like the plane browns better than the greens.

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