Parasite free discus

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  1. jabula 7749

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    Very nice Phish_man !
    Cant wait to see what it would look like in 6months
     
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    The first signs would be the usual symptoms associated with all the parasites which non pf discus carry ;)
     
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    Looking good as always.
     
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    Wow.......wow...............wow !!!
     
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    Hay Andrew

    its great to see you started this thread after a long time of waiting on our side. Thank you for showing us these beauties!!!!!
    They truly look out of this world!!

    regards

    Jason
     
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    Jason, good to see you still lurking around here.

    When did you move down under???
     
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    @jpvd007

    Some more pics to tease you.....




    These are 2 that ive bred here already. Completely different from the original mm line.

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    As always they are stunning @pHish-man.. You making us all jealous!!!
     
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    Those are stunning! love the first pic, keep them coming!
     
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    @pHish_man looking good, strange how the fish look totally different to the parents has the prof given you a explanation to this ?
     
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    @jpvd007,

    Good to see you again.
    How are things Down Under? Are you keeping fish there?
    Discus?

    Those youngsters pHish_man has bred are fantastic.
     
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    Hi Jason

    The madeira merah strain was created using a line of the reddest fishes selected from a batch of wild caught fishes from the Rio Madeira region. The breeder then crossed these with San Merah to intensify the red colouration of the offspring. As San Merah were then bred with ghost strain to get rid of the black vertical barring, we are now seeing offspring that lack their vertical bars. Note these are NOT pigeon based.

    In the only spawn ive managed thus far there were 3 with bars and then the 2 without. I will show a barred youngster below.

    In the meantime Dirk and I are trying to unravel the genetics as we go along, but so far we are happy with what we are getting.

    Barred offspring:

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    This fish was the 'runt' of the batch but has now come into its own and has an intense red edge on the dorsal:

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    Wow @pHish_man... its magificent....
    Its amazing how the "runt" in any breeding program can end up being one of the best...
     
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    Beautiful...............My dream... In time.
     
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    What im hoping is a female ( with intense red colour )

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    Very nice!!!
     
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    This fish is the one I like the most colour wise (it looks af if it's bleeding it so intense that red!) next to the one in your post 39 above its shape to me is looking good and I have always been a sucker for terquoise lines on a discus. I love the fact that there is no pigeon blood line in the strain were the loosing of the bars is concerned.

    I came across some distributors of wild discus here in Perth the other day and this thread is really making it hard to go with my plan for going to the dark side of reef as it is so much cheaper in Aus when it comes to live stock and corals compared to discus. Anyway enough of the salt water talk on a great fresh water thread on the King of cichlids. These fish are looking promising Andrew thanks again for the pics and info.
     
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    @jpvd007

    yes well, you will know my first love is the dark side and I have been keeping marines for more than 20years now. But you will also know that once discus are in your blood then there is no comparison.

    and you have access to wild caught discus......I would be in heaven bud. No debate as far as I'm concerned......or convince the wife you really do need 2 LARGE tanks....

    keep me posted.
     
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    Marine v Discus........tough one.
    @jpvd007,
    What sort of Discus do you get there?
    I assume there must be some nice Asians as it's not that far.
    Though the q t there is very strict from what I have heard.
     
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