Cool! We'll have to figure out a way to say hi when we all get there. I'm always with my group of "outlaw" friends.... ;-) I hope they don't see this.... :razz:
If you click on my sig strip, you can see some photos from the Denver (and Cinci) convention and see what I mean....LOL!
Your pics are just awesome, the first pic of the babies w/parent is my favorite.
I had thought about keeping Discus at one time then I started reading up and found that they can be harder to keep then most fish and I also factored in the cost about $40-$60 per fish and I decided against it for the time being. Who knows I may give it a go in the future.
It could be costly with sub-adult fish but if you start with juveniles the cost is minimal. I usually sell the 1.5" babies for 5.00 ea. with extras.
They do demand a little more attention with waterchanges especially when they are babies. Once adults they're needs are minimum. If you want discus in a planted tank it's best to go with adults. Less feeding and can tolerate more things.
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Trena- You got the right idea about growing them out first in a BB tank first. Transpering them to a planted tank once grown is not a problem.
Raul7 - As a general rule. 10 gal. per adult fish in a barebottom tank. IMHO in a planted tank it's best to have less fish per gallon to reduce the bio-load. In a planted tank you will be doing less waterchange and less feeding than you would normally do in a barebottom tank.
Sir Blackhole- You're more than welcome to visit.
I recieved my degree from Corpus Christi St. Univ. in the 80's.
I lived on Dahlia St. in front of DelMar College.
I visit CC occassionally.
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Juvenile discus are schooling fish and needs to be in group of 6 or more.
Barebottom tank is the best way to grow them out. water quality is easier to maintain in a BB tank. Juveniles also need more feeding and lots of waterchange. I only have one planted tank. I try to keep a low bio-load with a few adults. It's a 120gal and contains 5 adults. I feed once a day and 30% water 2x a week.