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This is a discussion on 5th Annual Discus Grow Out Contest Journal: cpat83 within the CAF Annual Discus Grow-out Contest forums, part of the Canadian Aqua Farm Discus Hatchery category; Picked up the group of Discus today from Rick. The tank is a 40 gal long, with AC110 and sponge ...

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    Picked up the group of Discus today from Rick.

    The tank is a 40 gal long, with AC110 and sponge filters. Eheim 150 watt heater at 86 deg. They will be kept in my garage fish room for the time being.

    I plan to maintain a water change of 50% every 1 to 2 days. They will be fed Australian Black Worm cubes, frozen blood worms, krill, maybe some hakari discus pellets to start. I would like to get them to be eager eaters like my other discus that will go after just about anything.

    My water is not buffered.




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    A bit nervous but quickly coming out to be social.

    Noticed they were peking at the bottom of the tank, so I offered some food...which was accepted if I kept my distance.

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    Great to see them eating so quickly after arrival. Good luck in the contest!
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    Seem to be doing quite well. Very social already, and eating everything.
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    I've been keeping up with the 50% wc daily however I am noticing they are not swimming particularly vigorously. They seem to huddle behind the sponge filter or behind the driftwood i've added in. Perhaps they do not feel secure in the tank as it is probably a big bigger than they need. I also notice they don't seem to "rest" in a horizontal position, more slightly pointed down with the nose to the bottom of the tank. Not sure if this is a normal behavior.

    They are eating well though, and do seem to prefer frozen bloodworm and krill over the freeze dried BW.

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    Resting slightly nose down is a nervous position. They'll also do that if there is too much current. Check out the article linked below for some tips on making them feel more comfortable Article On Discus Comfort
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian_Aqua_Farm View Post
    Resting slightly nose down is a nervous position. They'll also do that if there is too much current. Check out the article linked below for some tips on making them feel more comfortable Article On Discus Comfort
    Excellent article Rick. I read this when you first published it and have just perused it again. It is well written and I would say a "must read" for all your contestants in "grow out 5"

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    They look like they're doing well cpat!
    Im sure they will warm up to your tank soon.
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    Yeah they seem to be doing alright, but I think the tank is a bit too big for them right now and making them feel insecure. It's a bare bones tank so yeah, I'm going to block out the sides when I get a chance and see how it goes.

    The AC110 may be making too much current as well, although, in my other tank I have lots of current and my discus in there are quite sociable.
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