Some of my red turquoise discus

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    These are some of my red turquoise discus that I have just recently photographed. These are my personal choice together with other natural wildcaughts, as I do not enjoy many of the new color forms that have been bred in recent years. The big male fish (last pic) is about 20 cm long and although his red color is not as intense as the two females he is with, he is one of the largest discus I have ever had. See also the pics of the altum angels that I have just posted as some of these pics also have the same discus on them.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk

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    Hi Dirk

    Those guys are awesome! The shape and colour are a great example of happy healthy discus. Hoping my fish will grow out like this.

    Regards
    Rowland
     
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    yummy fish Dirk...
     
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    They look great Dirk,? the wild side is definitely tugging hard.
     
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    I agree, they are lovely fish. The male is HUGE, even compared to the altums. I also really like their body shapes.

    Congratulations on keeping some fine fish Dirk.
     
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    Dirk if you happen to have any fry from these guys i will happily take them off your hands :p
     
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    In 1990 I imported some beautiful red turquoise from Germany from Manfred Goebel. I was able to breed them and kept a further generation going, but I had kept too few fish and paid the price, and lost the strain. Now I would like to get the red turquoise strain going again. The two females are from one source, the male, I bought as a small fish from Panorama together with two red leopard type discus i.e. red spotted green backgrounds. Neither of the red leopards survived, but this fellow just took off and ate and ate, as you can see. I recently obtained an additional number of red turquoise of two strains via Rowland when he imported discus from Holland. Of these I now have an additional twelve fishes of which some are growing very well, and others more slowly. However, I feel that with these fishes, I have a reasonable chance of getting a good breeding line going as they will not be inbred, but they will all be of the same color line. I will take some pics of the youngsters soon and post these as well.

    Thanks for all the compliments, now the fishes must breeeeeeeed, which is easier said than done, but they are starting to shake at each other (for those that are not in the know, discus shake their whole bodies prior to starting to spawn and this is part of the whole spawning ritual).

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    Good Luck Prof!
    Hope they spawn soon, and in abundance.
    I'm sure there are many hopeful buyers waiting to buy some quality fish.

    Regards
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    Wow Prof those are fantastic makes me wana setup a planted tank for discus after seeing those pics
     
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    this one looks like mine...

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    These fish are incredible.
     
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    Their colours are amazing.. I think that I have not seen Discus yet in real life.. :) Seen Discus, but not with such colours, mostly faded away.
     

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