New Discus

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  1. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    Hey guys. Thought I would share a pic of my new Red Turquoise Discus I got yesterday. This is the first discus I have ever had and I'm in love. Most definitely my new favorite freshwater fish.

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    Kinda upset he wasn't centered in my shot but out of dozens this was the clearest.

    Canon Rebel xs, F-stop f/5.6, Exposure time 1/30 sec., ISO 800
     
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  3. sticksmith23

    sticksmith23 Giant Squid

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    That is a nice looking Discus! What size tank do you have him in. I've always wanted one or a few in a heavily planted tank with neon tetra's lol.
     
  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful Discus, congrats, they are wonderful fish with their regal swimming ways
     
  5. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    I dont wanna say, the discus police might get after me ;D (33 gallon planted.... shhhhhhhh....) But I have a 55G he can go in when he gets bigger.

    Thanks 2 in 10
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Planted tanks seem to be the best for getting fish to color up best IME. I have had Cardinals, Rummynose and Lemon Tetras in tanks with and without plants and their colors were far more intense in the planted tank.
     
  7. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    :drool: I want one. If I ever take apart my vivarium (45 gallon tall aquarium) I know what I'm getting :drool:

    How much was it? ;)
     
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  9. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    He was $55 at my LFS
     
  10. norg.

    norg. Kole Tang

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    Wow. 55 dollars would be a steal around here. Thats awesome. I really want some for my planted tank but Im not sure if my resident angel would like that very much. She is peaceful but I could see her getting territorial with a fish of the same size.
     
  11. Blue Falcon

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    It would depend on the size of the tank and how well they are fed and how many plants/hiding spots you have. For the most part both discus and angel fish are peaceful but I have heard of angelfish chasing discus into a corner and causing stress. I would hate to buy such an expensive fish and have it die from stress.
     
  12. bearrock

    bearrock Astrea Snail

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    Gorgeous discus! I was looking into adding a small school to my larger tank but the suggest water changes are daunting. Maybe one or two would be a better route.