Some of my discus

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    Ok, new to this form of image adding, so lets see if this works.

    Andrew
     
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    Male Leopard age roughly 18 months
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Thanks Richard

    Here is a female snakeskin with some of her offspring:

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    Beautiful pics!! And beautiful fish too!
     
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    Nice fish
     
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    Those are stunning
     
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    Wow truly stunning, what cam and lens did you use if I may ask?
     
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    Thanks for the kind words about these fishes. I've grown them all out from 4.5cm juveniles to where they are now. Out of a total of more than 80 fish bought over an 18 month period, I've selected 2 pairs to try my hand at breeding these awesome fishes and the balance has been sold off.

    The majority of the fish in the first pic are also being re-homed shortly, fortunately to another forum member here who I trust impeccably to look after these guys. So now that I have the experience of growing out discus from 4.5cm juveniles to large 16/18 cm fish, I'm now planning to concentrate my efforts on the recent parasite-free fishes I obtained along with Dirk recently.

    The camera used is a canon eos 1000d with its standard lens. I'm hoping to upgrade the lens soon to be able to take clearer photos.

    Andrew
     
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    Who are your fish going to ?
     
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    Very excited this morning. My leopard male/snakeskin female pair ( which are still young at 18months ) are busy raising their 3rd successful spawn. But up until now, most of the raising has been done by the female. This morning i was greeted by a lovely sight of all the fry latched onto the male solidly for the first time.

    Here they are at 18days old with the leopard male:

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    Well done dude, this is how you keep Discus. I will stick to my R12 fishies. I am glad to see someone as dedicated as yourself to keeping Discus.
     
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    Thanks Larch, its been an extremely rewarding experience especially that im now raising offspring off fish I obtained as 2 month old juveniles originally.
     
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    This is beyond amazing! Dude, all I can say is well done!
    You are obviously doing all the right things...

    Keep us updated with more pics please!!!
    PEACE
     
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    Wow dis is amazing. Would love to achieve this oneday. I looking into building a 800l tank next year for discus. Would I be able to grow 8 fish out in a tank like that?
    I'm asking you opinion as I know there are lots of people that say its better to keep them in n smaller tank at first until they get a bit older?

    Would you consider selling youngster to someone with the correct setup for them?
     
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    Howzit Andrew
    NICE CHINA - the pictures are good but to see them face to face is the real deal - considering an average body size (no fins included) you must have 15cm Discus there buddy. Our mutual "KB" will be a good foster Dad I know for 100% certainty.

    I get goose bumps thinking about Parasite free Discus spawning at 28cm!!!!!! Can you imagine??

    You and Prof Bellstsdt are in a league of your own - enough said.

    Peter Leid
     
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    Hi Schalk

    I see we are neighbours, come and visit and we can chat.

    Andrew
     
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    Hi Peter

    Thanks for your kind words. See you here next weekend.

    Andrew
     
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    Wow nice. Can you tell us more about the food and water parameters in your tank please?
     
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    Awesome fish!

    I would also like to know more really interested in setting up a grow out tank for 10 small discus that will be big enough to get them to adult hood and then move them to a display tank.
     

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