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It's with deep regret and unwillingness that I will be selling my discus collection. There are 10 discus including 3 breeding pairs who spawn regularly. I got rear ended by a truck almost a year ago and my recovery has been slow making maintenance uncomfortable. I was planning on trying my hand in breeding, however, keeping the right conditions and preparing live food will be more of a burden for me than fun at this point. The babies currently get eaten in the community tank when they become free swimmers so I'm hoping someone can give them a good environment to reproduce. In order to hopefully speed up my recovery I will have to stick with low maintenance fish for now. I know I will sad when they're gone but once I'm fully recovered, I will definitely be getting back into discus as they truly are a magnificent fish. They are all very healthy with great appetites (being fed tetrabits and CAF FDBW right now). The pictures are taken with a cellphone so are not very good quality. I would recommend seeing them in person. Seriously inquiries only please.

I would like them to go as a group at this point. I am asking $800 FIRM. You will probably need several buckets to transport them as some of them are pretty big. Biggest is 6"+.

Please PM if you have any questions and thanks for looking.

Pair #1 (Male is last year's CAF grow-out champion)
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Pair #2
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Being a former "grow out" participant, I followed your progress in the grow out contest and watched your fish develop. I too had to make a decision awhile back to downsize and clear out all of my discus :( I did so VERY reluctantly so I know how you are feeling. They are such a beautiful fish....definitely the "KINGS OF THE AQUARIUM" :bigsmile: but unfortunately they are one of the higher maintenance freshwater fish and to keep and spawn them successfully you do need to give them a lot of time and attention :(
Good luck with your sale and I hope that they end up with someone who appreciates them.
 

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Thanks guppygeorge. I really hope they go to a good home too. Hopefully I heal up sooner than later so I can raise them again. I actually would love to do the contest again as it was a lot of fun the last time!
 

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Yes I gotta agree. I really enjoyed "growout #1". Hopefully some time in the future I can participate in another grow out. It is so very generous of Rick to put on these grow out contests. He has exposed several newbies to the wonderful world of discus through these contests, as well he has managed to "lure" some of us old veterans who have been busy breeding other fishes to take time to jump back into discus and have the pleasure of starting with the young juvies.....watching them grow into beautiful adults, and then achieving the ultimate reward of getting them to spawn :bigsmile:
 

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Yeah. Rick definitely deserves a lot of praise for hosting such a great contest. It's what got me started and what has me hooked lol. I've been keeping up with the journals of this years participants and am excited to see the final results. The control group is absolutely stunning as well!
 

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Very nice fish, especially the red one on the left side pair #2. That's a nice deep red that isn't easy to find, a really nice halo and I like the high body shape

Sorry to hear about your accident. Hopefully you heal up soon.
Thanks josephl. That one is one of my favorites too! I believe it's a San Merah. It was a bit on the darker shade when I took the picture because she was protecting some wigglers ( who have since been eaten :( )
 

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Yeah. Rick definitely deserves a lot of praise for hosting such a great contest. The control group is absolutely stunning as well!
Gotta agree....the control group was a very good addition to Rick's contest. It makes for a "measuring stick" for all contestants. It's Rick's subtle way of "throwing down the gauntlet" for the contestants to keep up with the master :)
 

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Thanks josephl. That one is one of my favorites too! I believe it's a San Merah. It was a bit on the darker shade when I took the picture because she was protecting some wigglers ( who have since been eaten :( )
Yeah, my wrigglers always become just good live food for the other fish in the tank.

it is likely a San Merah. They are a hard breed to find these days.
 
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