New Discus Shipment!

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Here they are folks. From my good friend Kenny of Kenny's Discus in California. Same conclusion as always. #1 in customer service, excellent packing with no leaks at all still warm, and awesome fish. I've never seen fish this excited and...normal after overnight shipping across the country. Its almost like they just sleep the entire trip then are wide awake and playful when they get here in the morning.

They are settling in, but with the way they were acting I knew they were close to 0% stress so I snapped some pictures. Nothing fancy, just wanted to show you them literally 30mins-1hr after getting the box from the fedex man.

Inside a cardboard shipping box is a white styro cooler packed like a nest with bags! One big bag holds the smaller fish bags. Each fish was at LEAST quadruple bagged with a newspaper liner in one of them to transfer heat and soak up any water that might drip.
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The aftermath
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And this is what comes out. ;D
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Here they are literally, 30mins-1hr after opening the cardboard box. The light ones are Albino Blue Diamond "throwbacks". Red ones are Flamingos.
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Stick out in a crowd
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wow slug they are some gorgeous fish. I wish my ph in this area was not so hi, I would love a discus tank. Keep up with the pics I love looking at your posts.
 

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They're GORGEOUS! Most probably from Malaysia right? haha When I look at your aftermath photo, it looks if you were so excited to open them you cut them out with a scissors What tank are you keeping them in?
 
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Thanks all. Yes they originate in Malaysia from a guy named Forrest.
 

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Wow those are wonderful looking Discus.
You are getting into my head with the discus Slug.
 

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Beautiful! I've never seen the Flamingos before.
Thanks for sharing Slug. I hope they are all doing well! Please keep us posted.
Ken
 
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Thanks all. Yes, yes....get into discus.

Hmm... Would you mind if you could pm me his contact? I feel like getting some too :whistling: haha
I'll send you what I can, what I have. He is only Simply Discus too.

Couple more.

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Wow Matt great pics!
Oh my, that pic of them in the bucket, then such a short time later, how gorgeous!
 
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Wow, do you mind me asking how much you paid for them, they look expensive.
I'll PM you. Its kind of sticker shock for a lot of people. You only live once is my philosophy.
 

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I think the pic of the 3 together could be a good contender in fish of the month
How many of each type is there? What size tank?
They are beautiful
 
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5 Albino Blue Diamond throwbacks, 4 Flamingos all at the 4"+ mark, in a 40 breeder.

Thanks
 

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Beautiful fish Matt! I have a question I know they need to be kept in a group but can discus be added to a tank one at a time or do they have to be added as a group? Carol
 

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I know they need to be kept in a group but can discus be added to a tank one at a time or do they have to be added as a group? Carol
Carol, do I have a feeling you might want some
 

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Carol, do I have a feeling you might want some
My LFS(which is excellent) has some I've been watching for awhile but are expensive enough I would have to buy them one or two at a time. They would go in my 75g with corys. but I want to do it right
Carol
 
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