What A-Grade Discus Should Look Like

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    Hi there, firstly this is not a dig at anyone ! I was just looking through some of my old pictures and found these pics and thought i would post them so that people can see what high quality discus should look like when adult.

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    the shape of these guys are just awesome for me, nice and round, with the body almost blending in seamlessly with the fins
     
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    stunning fish..

    those your fish???
    age?
    size?
     
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    And this is just to show how big they can actually get if cared for correctly

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    Can u post pics of how A Grade fish should look at 6-6.5cm. Now that I would be interested in seeing
     
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    WOW that is a very nice fish...
     
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    chnaged the first post to adults to keep everyone happy
     
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    are those wilds??? or what are PAR free??
     
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    These look just amazing!
     
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    Mo, in this group of babies (4-5cm) there was a couple of stunners, obviously not all of them grew up to be "A-grade" but there was a couple of nice ones when they became adults (especially the albino/alenquer crosses).

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    Gorgeous colouring on those fish, and nice size.. impressive indeed.
     
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    These little guys (3.5-4cm) also grew into some nice fish. I must admit that i dont worry much about color and peppering etc as long as the fish has a great shape (thats just me !)

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    very nice fish,can i ask a question about this parasite free business?is this a general discus problem or strictly a tank bred problem ie would a wild caught be less likely to have them or more likely?
     
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    How do you avoid them becoming stunted? Large tank, and lots of food? Good water conditioning?
     
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    Wilds and tank bred, discus fishes are like a magnet for parasites.
     
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    Ok, so parasites will stunt them.. and easy to desparatize? How do they do in the wild?
     
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    Yes, great water quality and regular feeding (i used to feed juvies 8-10 times a day). Allot of small feedings, almost so that they are constantly eating, i also did a 75% WC every second or third day depending on NO3 readings.
     
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    .. better to setup an automatic feeder then.. :)
     
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    the thing is they need a varied diet, only feeding flakes or bits wont be good enough. So you need some frozen foods etc etc.
     
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    I feel like answering lots of the questions being asked here but after all that's happened over the last few days I am truly exhausted. Drained in fact. Sometimes I wish I had never seen my first discus and fallen in love. I need a break.
     

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