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Yea one of my angels always does that and she knows when i do a water change they will be exposed to air....

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GAH!
Discus had eggs again but not where I wanted them to...
Instead of laying them on the UV light cover, they layed them on the intake tube for my canister...
 

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jinjerJOSH22 said:
Word of warning.
Be careful when doing prolonged maintenance! If you leave your arm in there longer than 5 minutes they may spawn on your arm :nailbiting:
To funny while doing a water change yesterday I decided to move some plants. With my arm in the water the rams started biting the hairs on my arm. Within a min all the discus were pulling at the hairs and I had to pull my are out. Guess they thought they were black worms. New challenge now when changing water :).
 
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I will be going to Petsmart tomorrow to pick up some nerites. :)
They WILL be in QT for at least a week. :)
 
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And this is exactly why I didn’t make the water level to full height...
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Yeah so I went crazy with the duckweed from the discus tank and hopefully they enjoy it. I will have to get at least 6 to 10 more because they only had two. :( Also second picture is just a mystery snail I decided to grab as well. Temp is currently 83.5 which is almost deadlock the same.
 
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Hey guys,
Sorry I haven’t been updating this in a while but all the discus seem to look healthy! I am just a bit worried about my rose red.
It’s not that he isn’t healthy or anything, he eats and is pretty healthy all around but I feel that he is at the bottom of the pecking order. He is bullied a bit and mostly hangs out near the Rummynose tetra, or the 3 amigos. (Blue, white, and yellow) Here he is,

Just my main concern is that he is at the bottom of the pecking order.
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Also here is picture of my blue sapphire for you all that love the blue.
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I'm one that loves the blue but you already know my bias ;)

I went back and looked at your rose red to see the contrast between then and now and the stress bar are far more pronounced currently. The good news is that there is an easy fix. You need to break sightlines. Manzi wood works perfectly for this or a large rock or two with no sharp edges.

Discus are fast but not nimble. In my experience the discus being chased/bullied learns to shake off aggression pretty easily with a break in sightlines. Also making the chosen spawn area more "private" seems to help with aggression.

I hope some of the above helps.

Also what are your nitrates like with the duckweed?
 
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RollaPear said:
I'm one that loves the blue but you already know my bias ;)

I went back and looked at your rose red to see the contrast between then and now and the stress bar are far more pronounced currently. The good news is that there is an easy fix. You need to break sightlines. Manzi wood works perfectly for this or a large rock or two with no sharp edges.

Discus are fast but not nimble. In my experience the discus being chased/bullied learns to shake off aggression pretty easily with a break in sightlines. Also making the chosen spawn area more "private" seems to help with aggression.

I hope some of the above helps.

Also what are your nitrates like with the duckweed?
Thanks! Figured you would like the blue. :)

Ok, this should be pretty easy! My wisteria has gotten pretty big with time, I could move that a bit more to the center of the breeding "station" and that should help a little. I do have a few pieces of driftwood I need to "cure" and a few rocks, I will have to check the type though so I do not do anything wrong. I am not currently at my tank right now, but I will be there Monday (They are still being fed though) I think so I can give that a check for you on Monday! Duckweed has been growing a lot and it is really easy to take out with the flow, I also have moved a few to the QT for the snails. :)
 

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My preference aside your Red is a stunner too. Does he /her have a name?

I'm looking forward to your Monday
 
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RollaPear said:
My preference aside your Red is a stunner too. Does he /her have a name?

I'm looking forward to your Monday
Thank you! I acutally have not picked up a name yet for him / her. Any suggestions? I may take your suggestion. :)
Will do on Monday!
 
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INeedHelpLol said:
Rosy if its a female, Flamingo if male? Or Firestorm.... idk
I like those names! Flamingo would be a really good name, once I figure out the sex and everything. :)
 

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I would go for Omega

In greek mythology means "War" or "Been through war" depending on who is doing the translation.
 
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I would go for Omega

In greek mythology means "War" or "Been through war" depending on who is doing the translation.
I like it! I mean he has literally been through war. Lol, but then should there be an alpha? ;)
 
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Update:
Went to my LFS and ended up picking up fish. They had Rummynose but way too expensive for me. Take a guess! I’ll have pictures once I get them in QT.
 
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All in! @FinalFins was correct! Golden Rams, I’ll get a picture once they settle in a bit more. Only thing I see is that one of them has battered fins, but that should be fixable. :)
 
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Thought I would share but got these for my Mom for Mother’s Day but they just got here today. :)
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Pitcher will not focus. :)
 

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