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6th Annual Discus Grow-out Contest Journal: Moloto

This is a discussion on 6th Annual Discus Grow-out Contest Journal: Moloto within the CAF Annual Discus Grow-out Contest forums, part of the Canadian Aqua Farm Discus Hatchery category; After keeping exclusively African Cichlids for the past 10 years, this will be my first time raising discus. Since my ...

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    Default6th Annual Discus Grow-out Contest Journal: Moloto

    After keeping exclusively African Cichlids for the past 10 years, this will be my first time raising discus. Since my first visit to Rick's fish room several years ago, I've always had a discus tank in my future plans.

    Before I left to pick up the fish, I filled up the 20 gal tank and set the heater to 86F. Picked up the group of six from Rick yesterday afternoon, and they seem to be relatively happy so far. Still a bit reluctant to move around the tank, but I think they just need time to get settled. Ate half a cube of FDBW 3 hours after they were introduced, and again this morning before I left for school. Pics below. I'll change the water when I get home later this afternoon. Looking forward to seeing these guys grow!

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    20 gal tank, with white shelf liner stuck on back and sides
    Small HOB filter with filter floss, mainly for cleaning up bits floating around. Cleaned daily
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    Looks good MOLOTO! I like the idea of using shelf liner to cover the tank. Good luck in the contest

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamburgerhelper View Post
    Looks good MOLOTO! I like the idea of using shelf liner to cover the tank. Good luck in the contest
    Thanks! Yours are already looking good with that reddish hue, can't wait to see their full color

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    Good luck MOLOTO, theres 3 of us discus contestants living in POCO lol

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    Good luck moloto!
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    First major water change last night was a success, no issues to report so far. This morning they were quite active, begging for food. Ate straight from my hand, pretty cool

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    Looking really good! Good luck!

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    Now that they've settled in I've noticed that their pattern varies among each individual in the group. Pics and video below should give you an idea of what I mean. Interested to see which one turns out to be the best of the bunch. Since they each have a different pattern I'm hoping it will be easy to follow the development of each fish, with the possibility of before and after comparisons at the end of the contest.

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    I love the hand feeding video. That is a beautiful sight.
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