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    The parents are a Blue Turquoise and a Blue Turk/red Melon cross. I presume I will get a mostly Blue Turk looking fish. But only time will tell if I can be successful.
    The pair spawned 4 times before they got it right. Currently, there are about 50 fry in the tank.



    Here is the pair day 1 free swimming on June 26.

    The pair are housed in a 55 gallon tank divided by a hamburg mattenfilter. I removed most of the fish from the other side of the tank, aside from some least killie's. Those will get moved soon. I have a canister filter on the non-discus side and a sponge filter on either side of the divider also.

    06.30.12 - day 5
    Started feeding BBS and microworms in small portions once a day. Fry still will parents. Water changes every other day at 25-50%. Fry and wigglers in the tank.







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    07.02.12 - day 7

    Fry don't seem to be eating the bbs yet. I still feed by squirting over the fry and parents 3x a day.
    Tank Parameters
    PH - 7.0-7.5
    Temp - 78.6
    NH3/NH4 - 0
    TDS - 149


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    06.03.12 - day 8
    I have day 8 and day 1 attached to parents.





    Sorry about all the bbs floating, just fed.


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    That Mellon cross is different I am not sure if I like that or not but the sponge filters are growing their own hair that tank may need cleaning I am new around here and just learning don't listen to me.

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    Last edited by joshvito; 07-03-2012 at 08:28 PM.
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    Here you go

    Your discus are talking to you....are you listening


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    are u breeding these just for experience or are u tryin to reverse line breed?non PB X PB=all PB babys
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    Mostly just breeding for experience, and to turn in for BAP points at my fish club.

    What's PB?


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    Hey Josh, how is Randy doing these days? He used to help out at our local fish auctions across the border here.
    My favorite auctioneer hands down. Does he still have his store?
    By the way PB - Pigeon Blood

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    just curious for the pts how many fry do u have to keep and how long ?
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    The cross will yield better results than the cross that the male came from. I can see two distinct types of fry, one type looks almost white in color. Be curious to see the offspring that are not pigeon blood, and any effects the red melon from the original cross have (if any). The pb based fry will most likely look like dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altum Nut View Post
    Hey Josh, how is Randy doing these days? He used to help out at our local fish auctions across the border here.
    My favorite auctioneer hands down. Does he still have his store?
    By the way PB - Pigeon Blood

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    Randy is doing well, still president of the club. Our yearly picnic is this month on the 29th. His store has been closed since I've known him (since 2009). I'll let him know one of his friends from the north said hi.

    Quote Originally Posted by cjr8420 View Post
    just curious for the pts how many fry do u have to keep and how long ?
    • Discus = Target Fish 20 Bonus Points, so a total of 40pts
    • Six fry must be brought to a General Meeting for verification no sooner then two (2) months after free swimming.
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    You should get 50% turq types and 50% PB type. I realize you said that you are doing this for experience but I felt I needed to let you know that neither of the parents really look to be what I would call breeding quality. They appear healthy and you are taking care of them but they just are not the quality of discus that should be used to produce the next generation of discus. I am not trying to be harsh, I just thought you needed to know.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Nicholson View Post
    You should get 50% turq types and 50% PB type. I realize you said that you are doing this for experience but I felt I needed to let you know that neither of the parents really look to be what I would call breeding quality. They appear healthy and you are taking care of them but they just are not the quality of discus that should be used to produce the next generation of discus. I am not trying to be harsh, I just thought you needed to know.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshvito View Post
    I don't necessarily agree with you, as ugly people can have pretty and ugly offspring.
    If this was absolutely the case, the movie Idiocracy will soon be a reality.
    I do thank you for your opinion.
    it already is..

    well, at least where i use to teach.. lol
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