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    Smile discus

    i bought a discus about a year back but it just hid away and didnt eat
    and i really want to start keeping them again
    and so i dont stuff up again i am just wondering if you could help me with the keeping of discus from bying them to feeding to the actual keeping
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    What I've read allot of times at different places and got the same advise from prof. To start off with you'll need to buy MINIMUM 6 - 8 discus to start off with.

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    wow this thread is from ages ago i am pleaed that some one replied
    Ps Thanks ace for the advice

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    ok thats expensive ,but you gotta do wat you gotta do

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    I`m sure the prof will say that i`m wrong, but if its the first time you are buying discus rather go for bigger fish, 6 - 8cm atleast, growing out discus to their full potential requires alot of feedings with high protein foods and super water quality.

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    I have 3 discus and i dont give them any spesial treatment and they doin good even though they in a tank where they are very stressed.

    But im to scared to get small ones and try and raise them, cause they are expensive and die very easily. MC1 talk to mattie he raised discus from small and even bredd them. There are others who can help you. But i actualy met him before.

    Good luck

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    could i buy one to start of with ,that would be 6-8cm.Just to see if i could keep them healthy and then get more if he/she is healthy???

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    If you have the cash, the advice that George has given is correct, the bigger the fish the less the problems you have that you will have with small discus.

    Shakester and mc1, forget about keeping one discus. Discus are schooling fishes and need to be in a group to be happy. If you keep one, the fish will not be happy and not eat properly. They need to be in a group to be competitive and this stimulates them to eat. Keep one and he moaps around and does not eat properly. You also need to keep discus at a minimum of 29C and this means that many other tropicals will not survive as a result of which your tank may be rather bare.

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