Discus Enthusiast Incoming!!

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  1. Trev Pleco
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    any ideas or inspiration ?


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    Totally understandable,



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    Is this IAPLC worthy


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    Yes, I can only agree with Trevor, the demise of Mastermo was tragic. It was a case of too much, too soon, too late. The disease is called discoiditis or discuscitis and is defined as someone who suffers from keeping discus fishes. The symptoms are rapid outbreaks of large fishtanks, often taking over lounges. Wives complain because they cannot do their routine entertaining, but the person that has the disease also suffers from poor hearing as a result of the disease. In the case of Mo it almost ended in tragedy. He was running a lucrative movie business but found that instead of the normal photo shoots, he had to shoot home to feed his discus. He was so committed to the plight of poor discus that he used to drive around Cape Town looking for neglected discus that used to lurk at street corners because of being incorrectly fed and treated by their owners.

    I can see that the likes of @Quintin , @Nelize , @Mankula and quite a few others are showing symptoms of infection. I mean buying 30 discus in a year can be viewed to be a symptom of obsessive compulsive syndrome. The disease becomes worse and worse, leading to bankruptcy, divorce and other very bad things so this is a warning to you all out there, from someone that has suffered from the syndrome for over thirty years now....

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    hell what I did now? I love discus but have my prioretieties in order.i work hard for both my family and discus.and am happy
     
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    Don't worry Quintin, it's ok, we all know about the symptoms, just be careful that they do not get the overhand, which is a serious threat....
     
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    LOL @Dirk B I take it you have some experience in that area of divorces and bankruptcy? :sarcasm:

    @Quintin : Don't lie, you feed your fish 6 times a day, definitely qualifies as an obsession which Dirk has pointed out one of the symptoms, you admitted it the other day :S
     
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    No wonder APSA is so quiet, family time? Divorce papers? What else could be keeping so many of the oldies busy

    I have just been through and maybe still going through major renovations at home and my wife requested me to fill this space. I don't need a second invite to that lol

    And I'll rather keep the legal stuff for now


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    Lol I only want 4
     
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    Hi Clare,
    No I managed to keep the obsession down to levels that did not lead to bankrupcy or divorce.....:sarcasm:

    However, I have seen many such as Mastermo almost succumbing to the syndrome.

    I still don't quite know how he made it. There must have been a thin thread of sanity that saved him. He was almost washed down the drain with the frequent water changes that he was forced to make because of being a discus keeper. Normal people talk about their shopping, families and houses, discus keepers talk about how many water changes they have managed to accumulate in a week.....

    So as someone suffering from discuscitis, this is where the danger lies. Man this is serious stuff...

    Kind regards,

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    The other half of APSA is so quiet because they are suffering from plantitis, also quite severe, planted tanks all over the house. Can't speak to the wife without mentioning that CO2 gives better plant growth, and that lily pipes are not what makes the drain work better....
     
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    :laughing4: plantitis. Now that's funny. Only two planted tanks here so I doubt I have that problem (3rd tank is empty currently).
     
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    Severe? Lmao


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    Lmao 4 becomes 8, then 8 becomes 12 and so on... Look at what happened to Quintin :p
     
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    Enthusiasts turned into????


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    I'm only getting more as its very difficult to get good discus in sa most of the time.not everyday u get tan discus popping up.and I really enjoy watching them grow and mature
     
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    Well, let's face it, it is impossible to buy reliable discus from any petshop in SA, end of story. With few exceptions such as this Tan import, the quality of the discus is extremely poor and the fishes are completely over priced.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    There is also that odd chap up in the mountains of Somerset West that breeds them if you are feeling adventurous...
     
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    Funny guy, that one, and I believe he makes a lot of noise on forums.....
     
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    Yes I'm fortunately only on one forum with him currently so willing to bear it out ...
     

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