Dreaming Discus

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  1. Q89

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    Hey all.

    My biggest dream in keeping fish was always to keep the king of freshwater, Discus.

    Since I have 9 of these beautiful fish, my dream is no longer a dream.

    Now I have a new dream, and that is to keep Wild Discus(the holy grail for FW fish IMO), but not just any, I want Heckles Discus.

    Do any of you have any experience with wild Discus, and can you please share.

    Thanx
    Domenique
     
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    hi. You should chat to Prof. Dirk about that. You can also speak to Boo, I think he has two Heckels
     
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    Doesn't the professor breed these??? Marco said that has some babies that are still growing.

    TM
     
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    Hi TM. Prof. Dirk has Alencer's, they are a red type Brown discus. Very nice looking. Heckels have a reputation of being difficult to keep. Depends very much where they come from as some are apparantly a little easier than others, Rio Nhamunda's being the easier ones.
     
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    And will I be able to get the Discus to Swakopmund?
     
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    Hi Q89. What you should do is sort off decide for sure which Wild's you want. If its Heckel's then Dolphin should be able to get them for you. Many of the other Wild type Discus are available as "tank bred's" (ie. Brown's,Green's, Alencer's etc.) Tank bred Heckels though are not available as yet. . .
     

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