First Discus Have Arrived!

Discussion in 'Discus Fish' started by Bizarro252, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    Hello Discus People!

    My first time with Discus, VERY exited, got my discus in from The Discus himself, Hans just about an hour ago.

    I will start some sort of log but for now just a crappy low light pic of them :)

    Checkerboard Discus 3"
    Leopard SnakeSkin 3"
    Red Scribbelt Discus Fish 3+ Inch
    Marlboro Red Discus Fish 3+ Inch
    Brillant Turquoise Discus Fish 3+ inch
    Cobalt Discus Fish 3+ Inch

    @Discusluv , @Disc61 , thank you for your help and advice thusfar!

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    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  2. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Beauties!!
     




  3. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    I can't even begin to tell you how jealous I am!
     




  4. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    I can see the reflection in the glass of your Mubuna's checking them out! They look like their acclimating well...
     
  5. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    Absolutely beautiful! Best of luck with them!
     
  6. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    gorgeous!
     
  7. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Beautiful...I think you should name the Checker Discus, "Checkers".
     
  8. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    Thank you everyone! I lost some sleep over the last few days but IT WAS WORTH IT!
     
  9. CarrieFisherWell Known MemberMember

    Beautiful!!!!
     
  10. Disc61Well Known MemberMember

  11. SabrinaBrookWell Known MemberMember

    Wow, very nice. Congrats!
     
  12. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    They ended up flipping out on me once (I had the lights on very dim) so I ended up blacking out the room after I was done doing water changes on the other tanks - I am so excited to see how they look in the morning! Raised the temp from 83 to 85 as well, sounds like I should be targeting 86, will shoot for that later, didnt want to overshoot it overnight when I cant keep an eye on it :)

    Also not sure if I just got lucky or if 3" is bigger than I thought, these guys seem HUGE already! :D Nice and fat too :)
     
  13. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    They are always a bit jumpy at first- pretty soon they will be coming to the front of the tank to greet you
     
  14. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    Update :)

    Sure wish my tap water was better...grrr...

    Left three are the Discus tank
    Middle Nitrate test is from the Mbuna tank (60% change yesterday)
    Right is NITRATE AT THE TAP - GRRRR

    The Discus are not eating, will try again later today!


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  15. Disc61Well Known MemberMember

  16. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

  17. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    I run purigen in all my tanks, except this one lol. I figured with daily WCs it wouldnt really help much... am I incorrect?

    In my Mbuna tank I use a HOB fry box with a VERY slow pump and seachem DeNitrate, that is planted (lol) with bamboo and pothos, that seems to help a lot, readings on that tank at the end of the week before a WC are about 20-40 lower than they were before. Still working on it though...I think I need to feed them less....
     
  18. Disc61Well Known MemberMember

  19. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks, thats kinda what I figured, the tank will probably hang out right around where the tap is at with my (planned) WC schedule, a 55gal tank and going to swap out 30gal a day (because thats how big my aging barrel is haha)

    Finally nibbling on some food, still to nervous I think, they are a little less bright today, but that will be fine once they settle in.
    Cleaned up after them and did a 50% WC and leaving them alone for a bit :p

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  20. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Your background is awesome!! I didnt notice it at first- it is an adaption of Van Gogh's Starry Night! How creative...
     
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