Do These Discus Look Ago?

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  1. Lefky

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    I emailed the owner of a local lfs about there discus. She told me they are from hans and are currently 2-4in. I was going to order some online but decided against it. I wont be going to the store for a while. If they arent that good of quality to tell, I will try to visit the store sooner and send some pics.
     

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    If they're form Hans Discus, they should be of great quality. Some of their eyes do seem a bit bulgy and big, which is never good. Others eyes look great, don't get me wrong. Some others also look okay and thick, which is a good sign. Kinda hard to tell from the pictures but that's my input.



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    The one way to the upper left in this picture looks great IMO.
     
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    Well thats good and bad to hear. She said she keeps them in tap water of around 7.5ph, which mine is around 7. I will get better pics of them this weekend. If they dont look too well overall ill just buy them online. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Peppering is also not of preference to most people, I don't mind it personally, sometimes a lot of it can mean bad genetics. But like I said, that one in the picture I showed looks great. They could have had them for a while and stunted them a bit by not providing the correct living conditions.
     
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    Yeah, I dont mind it too much. If its excessive like there is more black than orange or red, then I kinda shy away from that. I do have black sand and a black background which probably wont help much. I can change it to a blue background but cant change the color of the sand.
     
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    Yeah I have black substrate and a planted background, barely any peppering on mine, personally. But as you can see in that tank, they have light colored substrate and some still struggle with excessive peppering. Personally I think it depends more on the fish itself. Also, be aware if if you get a blue background, anything whatsoever on the glass will be more than visible, found that out the hard way lol.
     
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    They look like red pigeon bloods and blue turquoise discus. The ones with the black lines are a little stressed. They do look like Hans discus. Surprised he’s shipping to a Arizona pet store. Didn’t know discus breeders did that. Though your the second one to mention Hans fish at there store :).

    The picture Lucyn put up has the best looking ones.
    I’ve recently bought 6 discus from Hans. 2 months and all are great.
     
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    Yea my LFS got 20 discus from Hans also ..I got ten of them and lost one ..
    They are great healthy fish in general ..
    @Lefky your water sounds better then the LFS so that should not be a concern..
    I would not leave them in LFS too long if you want them .Odds are slim they are receiving the same quality care as when with Hans ..
     
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    I just got 3 discus from this store. They are in my 20g with some tetras I couldnt catch and a cory I also couldnt catch. They are kind of eating and still hiding which I expected. I looked at them for a solid 30min lol. In about 3-4w ill move them to my 55g. Whats kinds are the ones I have below?
     

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    1 and 3 are blue turquoise and 2 is a pigeon blood. It looks like my red snake skins at that size. 5EBDE93F-9E04-4203-9B5F-7C2B0D359928.
     
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    Thank you for the chart. Now I can pick out my next couple lol.
    Thank you for clarifying. Your discus look amazing haha. Mine are in qt right now with some tetras and a cory. Should I put meds in the tank or just leave them be for 2-3 weeks. I can leave them in there longer than a month.
     
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    I never medicated any of mine from Hans ?
    Just placed them in their own tank and observed ..
     
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    Ok Ill skip the meds and keep an eye on them before moving them to my 55g.
    They actually arent eating at all now so not sure what to do about that.
     
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    What are you offering them ?
    Most of us have several different options going ..
    Every ones disc enjoy the freeze dried black worms but they are pricey [worth it IMO] .
    I feed mine sinking pellets and flake also with frozen foods ..
     
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    I have only tried feeding maybe 2 or 3 times and nothing other than flakes. They ate a couple yesterday and nothing today. I was going to try bloodworms in a few hours and buy some frozen brine shrimp too.
     
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    Hans feeds his fish beef heart. As coral say the freeze dried black worms are a hit. Mine ate them at the first feeding and than refused beef heart. I also feed a flake food with black worms in it. But being that there new and we’re also in the pet store for a bit they are probably a little stressed. What is the temp in the tank now?
     
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    It is 86F right now. I am trying to get it down, slowly, to 84 because thats the temp in my main tank they will go in.
     
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    Well 86 is fine. Maybe leave it there till they start eating regularly. Than lower it.
     
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