New Discus Shipment!

Discussion in 'Slug' started by Slug, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    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.
    707.jpg
    709.jpg
    711.jpg

    The aftermath
    710.jpg

    And this is what comes out. :eek:;D
    713.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  2. OP
    OP
    Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    Here they are literally, 30mins-1hr after opening the cardboard box. The light ones are Albino Blue Diamond "throwbacks". Red ones are Flamingos.
    715.jpg
    717.jpg
    716.jpg
    719.jpg
    721.jpg
    723.jpg

    Stick out in a crowd ;)
    722.jpg
     
  3. b

    brokenwing Well Known Member Member

    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.
     




  4. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

    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 :giggle: What tank are you keeping them in?
     
  5. l

    lorabell Well Known Member Member

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    Thanks all. Yes they originate in Malaysia from a guy named Forrest.
     
  7. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Wow, Matt!!! They are absolutely stunning!
     
  8. navyscuba

    navyscuba Well Known Member Member

    Wow those are wonderful looking Discus. :;perfect :;perfect
    You are getting into my head with the discus Slug. :;sh
     
  9. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Beautiful! I've never seen the Flamingos before.
    Thanks for sharing Slug. I hope they are all doing well! Please keep us posted.
    Ken
     
  10. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

    Hmm... Would you mind if you could pm me his contact? I feel like getting some too :whistling: haha
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    Thanks all. Yes, yes....get into discus. ;)

    I'll send you what I can, what I have. He is only Simply Discus too.

    Couple more.

    739.jpg
    742.jpg
    744.jpg
    746.jpg
    746.jpg
    748.jpg
    750.jpg
     
  12. Martinismommy

    Martinismommy Fishlore VIP Member

    OMG the picture with the 3 together is priceless! What beautiful fish!
     
  13. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Wow Matt great pics!
    Oh my, that pic of them in the bucket, then such a short time later, how gorgeous!
     
  14. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

    Wow, do you mind me asking how much you paid for them, they look expensive.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    I'll PM you. ;) Its kind of sticker shock for a lot of people. You only live once is my philosophy.
     
  16. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    I think the pic of the 3 together could be a good contender in fish of the month :p
    How many of each type is there? What size tank?
    They are beautiful :)
     
  17. OP
    OP
    Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    5 Albino Blue Diamond throwbacks, 4 Flamingos all at the 4"+ mark, in a 40 breeder.

    Thanks
     
  18. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    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
     
  19. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Carol, do I have a feeling you might want some :p
     
  20. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    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
     




  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice