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peathenster
03-05-2012, 11:38 PM
Got bitten by the discus bug recently....again... Finally finished stocking my "flat fish" tank with 12x wild discus to go with 6x wild Santa Isabel angels. Started with 4x TEFE greens and 2x Cameta yellow/brown from John, then 3x Cuipeau, 2x Mangal and 1x blue Heckel from Mark. The discus are settling down nicely and most of them are very outgoing and feed aggressively on frozen black worms.

These are entry level wilds and they are all over the place in terms of collection locations. Maybe I'll do a biotope tank down the road but for now it's one big mixed group :smile: The greens are the most active but they also seem to have somewhat funny shapes...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMKFKC5iVzQ

joecoulson
03-06-2012, 06:21 AM
Really cool! How big is that tank again?

jimfur80
03-06-2012, 06:52 AM
That bug bites hard doesn't it!!!!!! Give them babies time and alot of good food, they will look awesome!!!! I love the wild discus!!!
( I see a big ray in your future):devilboogie:
LOL!!!!
Jim

Larry Bugg
03-06-2012, 07:52 AM
The tank looks great Peter. Nothing wrong with the shape of the Greens, they are know and expected to be somewhat football shaped.

peathenster
03-07-2012, 05:28 PM
Thanks guys :) Can't wait to see them color up a little.

Joe - it's 96l x 30h x 18w
Jim - you give me very bad influences!! :)
Larry - it wasn't as obvious until I added the second group, which are much rounder in shape. But as long as they are healthy and happy, I'm happy :)

FSM
03-07-2012, 06:02 PM
If only rays weren't illegal in GA

nice discus

HiImSean
03-08-2012, 08:12 AM
you need another big flag tail ;) it looks great peter!

gofish
03-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Very cool!

RLHam3
03-08-2012, 11:54 AM
hey, what kind of wood do you have in your tank?

peathenster
03-09-2012, 02:21 AM
If only rays weren't illegal in GA

nice discus

Yeah that really sucks. Don't get to keep that kind of flat fish...


you need another big flag tail ;) it looks great peter!

Thanks Sean :) I have 5...


Very cool!

Thanks :)


hey, what kind of wood do you have in your tank?

They are manzanita. Sink very easily.

Silver
03-10-2012, 03:13 AM
Hey Peter nice tank full of Discus :) hopefully one day I can stop by and get to see ur collection :) congrats.... U more than welcome to my house..

peathenster
03-14-2012, 11:23 AM
Thanks Arthur :) Here's a quick update. I think the reds are coloring up more :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIrS0fZ30DM

jimfur80
03-14-2012, 03:09 PM
still sad there is no stingray, LOL!!! Dam governing laws!!!!LOL!!!!They look great.

jim

peathenster
04-05-2012, 02:11 AM
This one is my favorite :smile:

http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo160/peathenster/Discus/discus_032712_01.jpg
http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo160/peathenster/Discus/discus_032712_02.jpg

joecoulson
04-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Beautiful!

peathenster
04-07-2012, 05:01 PM
Thanks Joe :)

Tank shot -
http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo160/peathenster/tanks/225g_040612.jpg

Butchhe
04-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Peter, that tank is amazing!

peathenster
04-07-2012, 07:04 PM
Thanks Butch :)

J.B.
04-07-2012, 09:53 PM
Simply elegant looking Peter...just enough wood and plants to allow the fish to remain the star of the show...as they should be. That said, I'd love to see a pulled-back shot that includes the stand and canopy for this behemoth tank. :gickle:

peathenster
04-07-2012, 10:37 PM
Simply elegant looking Peter...just enough wood and plants to allow the fish to remain the star of the show...as they should be. That said, I'd love to see a pulled-back shot that includes the stand and canopy for this behemoth tank. :gickle:

Thanks JB :) I've given up trying to hiding the blue background.

The stand and canopy are quite plain. The good thing is that the tank is actually sitting on a steel stand, and the wood exterior can be easily taken off. It would be nice to change it to something that match the other tanks...just have to come up with the money.

wacky
05-29-2012, 03:24 PM
Wow ..... great fish and beautiful tank ...... thank you for sharing!!!