150 Gallon Tank Discus❤

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I love discus threads!!! Welcome to Fishlore! Nice looking discus! How long have you had them and where did you get them?
 
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AquaticQueen said:
Beautiful! I've always had a soft spot for discus, but I unfortunately cannot afford them. Maybe in the future?
I have always been afraid of them, but my son found these on Craigslist-a guy who was tearing down his 75 gallon and had these 1 year olds in it. $250 for 5 and I ended up with a breeding pair! No luck raising any babies yet, but I've got a 65 a
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Beautiful! I've always had a soft spot for discus, but I unfortunately cannot afford them. Maybe in the future?
I got a deal on the 5 from a guy who was tearing down a 75. I ended up with a breeding pair. Not successful in raising any yet, but they're in a community tank. I have a 54 that I'm getting ready for he couple. Just taking it slow bc they're so happy in the 150. Sorry about repeating myself, I am new at this thread and thought I'd erased part of my reply

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I love discus threads!!! Welcome to Fishlore! Nice looking discus! How long have you had them and where did you get them?
I've had them 9 months. My son found them on Craigslist. A guy was tearing down his 75 and had these 5 for almost a year. He'd bought them as 2 inch babies.
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I love discus threads!!! Welcome to Fishlore! Nice looking discus! How long have you had them and where did you get them?
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I've had them 9 months. My son found them on Craigslist. A guy was tearing down his 75 and had these 5 for almost a year. He'd bought them as 2 inch babies.
This are my first Discus and after being a nervous wreck the first couple months, I really enjoy them.
 

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Very nice! A 150g is a huge tank for them you could add 10 more :). Are there other fish in the tank?
Yes they are great fish to watch. I have 3 pairs laying eggs now but in no hurry to breed. Look into getting rid of the babies before you start breeding. See if there is a market by you.
 
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Very nice! A 150g is a huge tank for them you could add 10 more :). Are there other fish in the tank?
Yes they are great fish to watch. I have 3 pairs laying eggs now but in no hurry to breed. Look into getting rid of the babies before you start breeding. See if there is a market by you.
My tank is loaded. 10 clown loaches, 15 Rainbowfish, 8 corydoras, 4 otocinclus, and a bristlenose pleco. Some fish I already had when I got the discus, the others I adopted from the 75 where I got the discus. I'm not really interested in breeding, but these 2 try so hard....
 

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Yes mine too. Hey just let nature take its place. What’s the temp at? Full tank pic would be nice :).
 

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Amazing tank and fish! You can keep rainbows with those discus tanks? Very good to know!
 
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Thank you! Yes, rainbows do fine. I've had these guys for a couple of years.
 
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Yes mine too. Hey just let nature take its place. What’s the temp at? Full tank pic would be nice :).
Do you know what kind she is? Red Marlboro maybe?
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Looks like a pigeon blood. How old? If young it could be a checkerboard. The blue will come in over the orange.
 
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86 ssinit said:
Looks like a pigeon blood. How old? If young it could be a checkerboard. The blue will come in over the orange.
About 2.5 years as far as I know.

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About 2.5 years as far as I know.
Sorry, I told you I'd had these discus for 9 months. Actually, it's been 1 year, 9 months. Time flies.
 

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Lol had to reread thread. At 2.5 years that’s what it’s going to look like. It’s still a good looking discus. How big is it?
 
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Lol had to reread thread. At 2.5 years that’s what it’s going to look like. It’s still a good looking discus. How big is it?
Around 5.5 inches

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Around 5.5 inches
Her mate is the 6.5 inch Red Turquoise
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Yes there grown and that’s there colors! Great looking discus.
Thank you, I love them. The male likes to be handfed and displays his bars at that time. Guess he's being territorial. Do you have pictures of your fish?
 
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Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!
 

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