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I suggest you keep your discus at the temp you see best. I have kept and bred discus successfully at temps from 78* to 82*F. Perhaps I should not suggest things from my view and keep to the popular opinions of the well established facts.

wow
i didnt even know 78 was even possible.
you da man dano
i guess i should speak less and listen more
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Please speak all you want to. Just because I say something does not make it gospel. What works for me may not work for others. Please note that I said 78 to 82. I had a large fish room with many tanks and temps would fluctuate. Out side of my saltwater adventures I can only remember having ick two or three times. I also failed to mention that tank raised discus several generations removed from the wild stock are much hardier fish with more tolerance of temp and ph ranges.

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lol my dad had one growing up and i loved it i agree that there amazing but do corys a peacock eel and a bgk really present a problem for this fish ( as it is im keeping softer water in the tank for the eel and knifes benifet mostly ( its at 6.9) also im looking for a local breeder if possible as far as water in pristine condition after keeping puffers for as long as i have i have a fallen into a grove of beautiful tanks i can provide the cover and quality needed in the tank and my water peremters are 0,0, 10 and i have no problem being able to step up water changes i have doe quite a bit of homework and i feel i know what im doing but i intened to continue to study till i buy i would realy love for this to work out and i dont nessecarly have the room to start a tank based around a 8-10 inch fish ( from what i gather)
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1 Carinotetraodon Lorteti : gir
1 Auriglobus modestus :big red
1 Takifugu ocellatus : shark bait
1 : Apteronotus albifrons
1 : Stigmatogobius sadanundio
2 : Brachygobius xanthozona
3 : Epalzeorhynchus frenatus.
1 6 inch: Macrognathus siamensis
4 : Pantodon buchholzi
6 : Xiphophorus helleri
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your water paremeters look good
and those tankmates look good

if you can find adults then go for it
and at least get 4
if you buy smalll discus then its a different ballgame
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Please speak all you want to. Just because I say something does not make it gospel. What works for me may not work for others. Please note that I said 78 to 82. I had a large fish room with many tanks and temps would fluctuate. Out side of my saltwater adventures I can only remember having ick two or three times. I also failed to mention that tank raised discus several generations removed from the wild stock are much hardier fish with more tolerance of temp and ph ranges.

i know
but it seems like you have way more expertise
than little ol me
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Allen......I just got off the phone with an old friend that is a professional breeder in Colorado. I asked him about temps for discus during our conversation. He specifically said that discus lived and bred better at temps between 82 and 86 degrees. I cannot argue with a man that earns a substantual living breeding and selling fish. Having kept and bred discus, I thought that I was right on, but it appears that I was just lucky.

Alan, now "you da man"
Now, I should speak less and listen more often.

PS: I got the water quality right! uh er I hope
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so you think a large group would be better then a pair? i probably wont do more then 4 but im thinking of finding mid range ones ( i hear bad things aboutthe little ones and dont think i can afford the full grown ones pluse i do enjoy watching them grow and thrive)
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2 Tetraodon biocellatus :karma and Vipaka
1 Carinotetraodon Lorteti : gir
1 Auriglobus modestus :big red
1 Takifugu ocellatus : shark bait
1 : Apteronotus albifrons
1 : Stigmatogobius sadanundio
2 : Brachygobius xanthozona
3 : Epalzeorhynchus frenatus.
1 6 inch: Macrognathus siamensis
4 : Pantodon buchholzi
6 : Xiphophorus helleri
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heck ya
4 is way better than 2
unless it is a real pair
about the small young ones
you could buy them,they are cheaper
if you could buy a 40 gallon,keep it bare bottom
and power feed them and daily water changes
then you could really watch them grow

but it is really tricky buying small discus
some are young and some are actually like a year old and wont grow anymore but are small
and the lfs wont tell you that
whats your location
i can find you a great breeder

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im in the ann arbor area but im willing to go out as fair as is safe for the fish
i have had a puffer fever before but i never thought a cichlid would get under my skin well i guess i have misjudged them ( minus Oscars i will never think of them more then blubber lipped morons no offence i jut dont like this fish ) although the jack dempsy and krib has cought my attention before ( but not realy to own)
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2 Tetraodon biocellatus :karma and Vipaka
1 Carinotetraodon Lorteti : gir
1 Auriglobus modestus :big red
1 Takifugu ocellatus : shark bait
1 : Apteronotus albifrons
1 : Stigmatogobius sadanundio
2 : Brachygobius xanthozona
3 : Epalzeorhynchus frenatus.
1 6 inch: Macrognathus siamensis
4 : Pantodon buchholzi
6 : Xiphophorus helleri
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This is a pic of the type of discus that I had the best luck with. I had two pair about 6 or so inches in dia. Also a pair of Marlboro Reds(pigeon bloods). This was in the early 1980s. "Symphysodon Aequifasciata"
Size:Up to 6" (15cm)Tank:48 inches Strata:AllPH:5.0 to 7.0Hardness:Very soft, dH range: 0.0 - 5.0Temperature:79F to 88F (26-31C)
Also, I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner, but read the "sticky" that Tim put at the top of this subforum.

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