What A-Grade Discus Should Look Like

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    All these different colour variations i take it are all man made?now the problems experienced with certain fish which are bred and bred to the desired colours how does this affect the health of the fish?
     
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    Yes, they eat beefheart, worms, maybe flies, and smaller fish, right?

    I may end up with a Discus tank.. ehhehe.. simple Discus, some wood, corydoras, clear sand and subdued light..

    How long do they live for?
     
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    And it's not just discus that need a varied diet to grow big, many other fish like angels and oscars. Variety in diet is key to healthy fish.
     
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    Me and the kids normally hunt for worms and bugs for the fish.. :) also raised daphnia and buy frozen food.
     
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    Those are nice pan size wonder how they will taste *runs* :laughing7:
     
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    Dunno hey... But I'm not willing to try! Maybe one of the "cullers" on the forum can give it a try and let us know? :laughing7:
     
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    Truly great looking fish. Singu what was the price TAG on these?

    I love the turquoise and wild greens when it comes to discus.

    Raising small ones properly is a hard job but paying for nice big once like these is harder work.
     
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    Hi Singu!

    Did you import those from forrest discus?

    Do you still keep discus?

    Those fish are awesome,did not know whe have people with such knowledge of raising discus in PE!!

    Charles
     
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    I just helped a friend find them, with the help of forrest in malaysia, and he imported them, think they worked out to about R1300 landed.

    I don't have any tanks at the moment, but will be starting something next year again, but it will be salty, haha.
     
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    I like salty water haha
     
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    There's a picture of some natives with with discus that size on scewers over the bbq on the interweb, but for the life of me I can't find it now
     
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    Yeah I know in the Amazon Cichlids are a major protein food source for them.
     
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    That's not too bad as most of us pay that much for subs lol
     
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    They got a lekke exchange rate, if you do it now at $1/R9.80 its going to be a bit more. But yes if you really want some nice fish and willing to do some extra work it is worth it to import them yourself.
     
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    U r forgetting to tell everyone there's a minimum qty and bringing in 100 fish at a time to make up a box can prove pretty costly
     
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    You don't have to, it is just way more cost effective to do it like that though like you said.
     
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    That depends on the breeder. If s/he is only breeding for colour it can result in weak, sickly and/or stunted fish. If s/he also breeds for body shape, health, size, vigour etc. their fish will be fine.
     

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