Wild Discus

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  1. Mastermamo
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    Hi guys

    I'm bringing in some Wild Discus shortly.
    Peruvian Greens (large)
    Direct from Europe
    Limited numbers available

    PM if interested

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    Gorgeous fish..
     
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    Price?
     
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    if i were to ever keep discus would be the wild ones
     
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    Hi,

    Wild green discus, especially Red Spotted ones are probably my favourite Discus. Its so hard to pick a favourite....
    If these were truly Wild Caught fish I could be interested in one or two. The problem is the unscrupolous dealings of SA merchants (not aimed at you mastermamo) leaves little as far as being trustworthy - and thus Id only be interested if I could view and select my own fish - which being in PTA makes no sense.
    I have a pair of Wild Tefe Red spotted greens, spawned once and have come close a few more times but no luck yet. Best just stick it out with them I guess.
    The fish in pic does not look like a green though? Looks like a brown. Just confirm with your supplier if thats a specimen of the likes he intend supplying.

    Rgds

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    Are they being collected in a sustainable way as to preserve them in the wild?
     
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    @firefly - its a good question. Brazil has somewhat realised the true value in Conserving the Amazon, and set out to allow Discus and other wild fish to be caught/exported on a concession basis.
    Unfortunately lots of locals live on the Amazon and you cant exactly control their fishing etc, and also Brazil suffers as we do under corruption, and the Amazon suffers along.
    Then Brazil build a hydro electric plant in one section of the river thus threatening hundreds of species indigenous to that river, and suddenly conservation comes second.
    Its like all wildlife I suppose - man's involvement comes with a hefty price

    Rgds

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    These are Peruvian Greens. Not browns. From a European importer. The importer I was referred to by my American and Asian collectors is very reputable That's confirmed. They are being collected in a manner that ensures sustainability I am told.
     
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    These importer/collectors you refer to wouldn't be Liaquat/ Altum who is in contact with Aqua Pet?
     
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    I am honest.. I personally boycot any import of wild fish, would not buy them, point blank.

    There are tank raised fish, so why not buy those? Do you know how many fish die from river to supplier, then from supplier to distributor and finally from distributor to shop or hobbyist? Not really worth it in my opinion.

    Yes, they do look great.. I would rather spend the money and go see them in their natural habitat. :)
     
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    Who's AquaPet? Who's Altum?
    It's of no importance who my suppliers are and I don't see the significance in asking this. Everyone is welcome to come view my fish and decide for themselves.
     
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    My bad I apologies, I should have worded my question better. Since you know so many breeders and importers have you heard of their names?
     
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    Of course it's of importance. Would you buy these fish from just any supplier or random guy on a forum?
     
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    Yeah I tend to agree if I had to pay so much for my Discus and plan on breeding I would like to know who the supplier was and what the fish lineage is.
     
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    Like I said u can view the fish before u purchase. U r under no obligation to buy. You aren't placing an order blindly. I hold the stock. U can see what it is u might be buying. My breeders names do not need to be divulged
     
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    It's your choice to buy or not to buy. My quality will speak for itself.
     
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    Sorry Mo did not want to make you angry or push you into a corner, but this forum is about sharing. We share DIY ideas we share plants/livestock and even suppliers and LPS stores. Just imagine if no one wanted to share anything on this forum? The whole idea of a forum is a user-base were we can share and pool our resources and knowledge.

    Just imagine Barry.M not wanting to share his experience with planted HOB filters with me...
     
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    Dude, I see where Mo is coming....he doesn't need to share that information if he doesn't want to. Especially if he is trying to sell them!
     
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    Larch I don't see the need to divulge my suppliers and breeders details here. There is competition out there and like any business, giving out confidential information would prove detrimental. Like I said my fish are on view and if they don't meet buyers expectations there is no need to purchase them. As for the lineage I will most certainly show you the parents and specify if offspring is F1, F2 or F3.
     
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    +1 agreed
     
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