peppering on juveniles

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    calling all discus experts...

    most of the juvenile discus i see have loads of peppering on them, one of the sales people told me they clear up as they get older depending on your water conditions, is this true, it sounded a bit fishy to me...

    i want to get a couple of new discus and they had some pretty yellow pigeons, the ones without peppering had been reserved already :(
     
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    Far from been an expert?but in a case of averages the peppering won?t go away, however in different lighting conditions the discus will try to blend in and the peppering will less noticeable.
    When choosing, try get some with more of a clear tail (not on the black side) if you decide to breed them you should get a "cleaner" generation with even less peppering.
     
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    Agree with Peter on this one. Also have read that the use of astaxanthin in the diet of some of these hybrid fish can reduce the peppering somewhat and have it become almost reddish. The question is what happens to this fish once the astaxanthin rich diet is removed.
     

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