This is a discussion on Care Suggestions For Small Discus within the Canadian Aqua Farm Discus Hatchery forums, part of the Vendors category; Originally Posted by Fish rookie Thanks for the speedy reply Rick. Is the measurement from fin to fin or just ...
Thanks Rick. I took some measurements. The biggest ones are about 2.5"-2.75" and the smallest one is almost 2". The rest of them are about 2" plus a bit more...
I am wondering would it be okay to take out the filter and just perform 2-3 daily water change of 90%?
The filter always gets dirty and even after I rinse the media in tank water I cannot really get all the food and what not out... If I take the filter away I feel that I might be able to provide them with cleaner water although I will lose the biological filtration. On the other hand, they are growing up fast and my tank is only 10 gallon so I am not sure if my ammonia/nitrite/nitrate level would rise too high in the few hours between water change and harm them.
Thanks in advance for your response.
Thank you for your quick response, really appreciate it.
May I know what the the signs to watch out for in terms of lackage of aeration, please?
Rapid breathing or in extreme cases hanging head up at the surface.
i ve got many question on how to mix the Nori powder into beefheart with measurement by scale...the Nori powder is natural food for our discus, it will not matter if it is too much of Nori Powder in the beefheart....here is the rough measure if u dont have a scale, divede the 100 grams of Nori powder into 50/50..
then 25/25...then 12.5 / 12.5.....u will end with 8 portions of Nori powder...each portion will be enuf for 1 pound of beefheart...pack each portion of Nori powder seperately with plastic bags or wrap with paper n keep them in the freezer or chiller...
for mixing the Nori powder into beefheart, u may mix the Nori powder in beefheart n grind them together or if already grind the beefheart, just defrost the beefheart n mix the Nori powder evenly into beefheart n frozen the beefheart again...
Mixing the Baby Shrimp powder will be the same amount as the Nori powder....thx
haha...i know,i know my english...lol...hope all of u will understand it..Mixing Nori Powder Into Beefheart
Updates: I notice the smallest one sometimes turns dark so I took a closer look and noticed a small fin nip on his tail. It looks to be a fin rot of some sort, but not too bad. Because of this I have decided to keep using a filter to keep the water as clean as I can.
I am now using a HOB AC 20 with just a bag of purigen and a corner filter with bio media. The filter and filter media are being rinsed everytime I do a water change. Right now I am doing two 90% with a 50% if and when I am home. I am using DI water heated over night.
I will keep an eye on the nip, it seems to be getting smaller and he is not as dark anymore but if it gets worst I will cut the nip off the tail with a pair of scissors.
Other than this little incident, the rest of the discus are growing, eating, and doing fine. They are now 2 months and 2 weeks.
Here are some pictures.
Last edited by Fish rookie; 10-15-2012 at 10:14 PM.
Nice, the colours are starting to come in. Keep it up!
I suppose a nice stock does make a big difference. Thanks once agian for your wonderful discus and everything you have done for me.
2-3 of them are quite a bit bigger than the rest. I am trying to float the food so each of them can have a chance to eat but so far the small ones are not caught up yet, and the biggest one is really eating a lot. The one with the rot is the smallest one. I hope he makes it.
I am thinking of cutting the rot off the fin tonight. Fingers crossed it will be over before he knows it.
So now you have to be surgeon to be a discus owner. LOL
It doesn't sound too easy.