Some of my discus

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  1. Luis Embalo
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    Such true words from the Professor.. many many people get sucked in by the lights and glamour of keeping Discus.. and so many varieties to chose..

    One day I will keep them.. but for now rather visit people that has them, or see them in photos.. :)
     
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    Ok, my first batch of young are now exactly 3 months old ( 95days ) and are ready to be re-homed.

    I will get a for sale thread started for any of the Cape guys interested.

    Andrew
     
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    Just wanted to show an updated photo of these guys. One can now get an idea how the colour is starting to develope. Their growth has been fantastic.

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    Your discus are really fantastic!
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Yes, they are really coming along nicely, the red colour will develop soon amongst the turquoise blue.

    Luis, we have discussed this a number of times, but we need to start thinking of this discus keeping course, when do we want to do this?

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    Perhaps we can get a list going of members who would like to attend a discus info session?

    Should I start a separate thread in this regard?

    Andrew
     
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    I am sure this will need to become a road show. I can speak to a lot of the stores and get them to attend up in Joburg. I would like to have the stores educated about discus as well, as this is where the fish begin their suffering. Most of the time.

    Hobbies to and the stores learning about discus at the same time. Good way to make connections, as well as develop stores knowledge.
     
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    I would have loved to be able to keep discuss but alas I will not attempt to do so due to our "reliable" electricity supply and I am also not sure about their requirements. So for now this will remain a pipe dream.
     
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    the discus in animal kingdom at hillfox are kept in horrible conditions and always look scared and thin.. so yeah educating some shops as well is probably a good idea!
     
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    Forgive me if I sound stupid, but is Discuss really as sensitive as some people say? I have heard that sometimes they die when you make too sudden movements in front of the tank they live in. Surely this must be an old wives tale?
     
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    Haha @Shaun ja that is nonsence, they are easy to keep if you stick to the rules. Some shrimp is tougher to keep then Discus. Discus is a pleasure to keep, look in the photo how they interact with their keeper, once again if you stick to the rules, if you don't they can be so much heart ache.
     
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    Perception is created from inexpierenced keepers buying discus and having trouble becuase they did not take the time to research propper
     
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    Guys I would love to keep discuss but I do not think that I will be able to bear it if they die I feel like crying if one of my mollies die! So please some education even a separate thread so that people like me can learn and successfully keep these magnificent creatures.
     
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    Hi Shaun and others,

    Discus are not difficult to keep at all really. As explained in my previous post on this thread, you need to do a lot of careful homework first. Set up your tank for ease of maintenance and excellent filtration. Find out as much as you can about your tap water. Then organize a good food supplier (speak to me for this by pm) and then very importantly, get fishes from a reliable source. Now what do you want more here, Andrew is breeding excellent discus and they can be transported anywhere in South Africa without any problems, I can also help with that because Andrew stays in the same town as I do, as a matter of fact the two of us work together closely. For me it has been a pleasure to work with Andrew and to help him make a success of keeping discus and as you can see he is certainly making a success of it, if you look at his beautiful fishes.

    Andrew and I together imported some parasite free discus from Oswald Hanke in September last year, we have reported on these on a separate thread. They are doing extremely well and we should be able to breed these in a year from now. Watch that thread, we must post some pics there.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    Are discuss predators? Can you keep smaller crustaceans with them? I am starting with a vision of sorts here.
     
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    No Sean u cannot they are predators but not as bad as angels. So they will munch a shrimp very quickly if they have the opertunity.
     
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    ARRRRRGH. There goes my idea thanks Hennie
     
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    Hi Andrew, as a new Discus keeper (have 31 now, been keeping for a year) I would love to know about the cones you are using? Are those pot plants of some sorts or special breeding cones? I would like to get one of these (I'm willing to order online, transport to Gauteng) for my 16 month old breeding pair.
     
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    One day soon I'll have my discus , you truly have some nice fish ! I had a pair until my niece threw some dishwasher into the water because the fish was dirty .... was an expensive mistake and they will have to wait until I can spend some money again . I'm busy with a tank at the moment trying to get the p.h level down for rams , can discus go with rams ?
     

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