Discus not settling in.

Discussion in 'Problems with Discus' started by Michealvdb, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. BoelderBeestie

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    Petshop fish.
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    Fish from a local discus keeper.
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    BIG difference...
     
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    agree with @BoelderBeestie
    It is so so so important to buy quality fish. Can't stress this enough.
    At least that way you know you are starting the right way.
    And can get on with keeping them happy. Rather than constantly battling with sick and stunted fish if you buy poor sickly stock.
     
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    @BoelderBeestie will be sure to look out for the smaller eyes on them. Never knew that this is a sign of a possible poorer fish. Sorry for the late reply. Have been gone and placed my baby's in my wife's capable hands. Things have started to look a bit better for these fellows. They are eating well at least. Still bit shy when coming closer. Hope that will still change.
     
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    Just give them time. They can take long to settle in, they are very easily spooked. Post a pic or two. Keep practicing on them to get the hang of discus keeping. When...If I have a litter I'll give you a shout. Two of them are beginning show signs. They started twitching and cleaning a stump. The next few months is going to be interesting. If you have a setup running by then I'll give them to you at a VERY good price to get you in the game. I'll also keep an ear to the ground as whats breeding where and by who if you don't want red turqs.

    Food wise, I've started feeding(in conjunction with all the other foods) an ostrich fillet and banana mix I make myself and they are going crazy for it. You can maybe do the same. Freeze it. Grate it fine, mix together and press flat and freeze in a zip lock. I only add a little bit of banana, too much and they don't eat it all.
     
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    Thanks @BoelderBeestie. Will be over the moon to add some more varieties to tank later on. Sounds like your Discus eat better than I do! :) But will definitely try that mixture of Ostrich and Banana. Anything to keep their tails in the air!!
     
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    Haha thought about that the other day. Prawntails, fillet, they probably think they are royalty. And here I sit with a bowl of noodles.
     
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    End of the month 2 minute noodles for me but your fish get ostrich fillet :(
     
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    Hahaha I'm on dry bread and eggs. It works out cheaper than the noodles.
     

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