More Discus in Cape Town

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    I'm not sure if this will work.... but here is a pic of one of my discus.... taken on my Nokia

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    Yeah... here is another....[​IMG]
     
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    Hey Gerald

    I am no discus expert, but form the black edge on the fins I presume the fish has some pidgeon blood in it?

    Nice looking fish.
     
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    Yes they are pigeons, checkerboards unless I am mistaken.
     
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    Hi Gerald

    They look stunning and are huge, you look after them well. :thumb:
    how long have you had them?
     
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    I got them from a friend a few months back. They are healthy fish.
     
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    You are lucky...... this quality is hard to come by
    Do you plan to get more discus?
     
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    Yes I am moving house in a few months and then after that i will. Where did you get your fish from? Directly from David Lim?
     
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    Yep.........with Ryan, wonderful man David, he also follows up afterwards to see how they are doing, did you get yours from Robert?
     
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    I have previously got fish from him.
    I don't have the set up for many fish at the moment once I move I will sort things out better.
    They are spectacular fish those ones from him how are yours doing?
    We unfortunately had a few losses, unusual things internal problems they also seemed very prone to gill-flukes.
    I wonder whether the fish in the far east are not perhaps genetically weeker in some way.
     
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    Gee......sorry for you loss

    Funny you should say that, Prof mentioned that the more exotic the fish the more it’s prone to illness but I don’t know enough in that area to comment, but I do take precautionary measures just to be safe. All mine are doing great, I nearly lost one a few days ago to a bladder infection but pleased to say things worked out cool
     
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    Yes, I think there is some truth to that. But David does seem like a good guy to deal with. Have you been over to Singapore?
     
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    not yet........lol ........but one day, that's if the wife will let me go
     
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    How many do you have and what types?
     
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    I guess the reasoning behind that would be that the more exotic fish are inbred
     
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    Well..... at present I have

    Scarlet Spotted’s
    Crimson Spotted’s
    Leopard Snakes
    Spotted Red Whites
    Blue Diamonds
    Cobalt’s
    Royal Snakes
    And 1 Ring Leopard
     
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    That's quite a collection. :)

    Are all those from fisheotribe?
     
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    Hey Andre

    It does sound very logical, I need to get a better understanding of this as to why it happens... :scratch: would be good to know

    Gerald not all came from David the others I bred at home and afew I found at a LFS
     
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    well look what happens in towns like Poffadder ect... inbreeding gets rather bad :D
     
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    What types are you breeding?

    I believe the genetic degrading of bloodstock will be especially apparent with the new red/white types that are starting to appear.
    Also unless new blood is introduced int othe breeding program or careful tabs are not kept on the pairs it would also surely lead to some problems.
    One of the fish we had hear appeared to contract some intestinal problem.
     

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