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Discus Fish Blog

SHIPPING-NOTICE!! Holiday Shipping Schedule

Due to all the holiday packages in the FedEx system, and bad weather conditions which will cause late or missed deliveries this time of year. I am suspending any further deliveries until after the holidays, and weather conditions improve. I will res

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Best Aquarium Filter for a Discus Fish Tank

Return to: Featured Discus Fish Over the years I have tried many aquarium filtration systems, from expensive wet/dry to simple air driven sponge filters. I must admit, for the hobbyist that has one or just a few tanks, the hang on the back fi

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Water Filtration for an Ornamental Fish Aquarium

Return To: Best Filter for a Discus Fish Tank  Aquarium filters are an essential piece of equipment for any ornamental fish tank.They work to break down and remove all the waste produced by the fish as well as any other organic or food waste.

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How to Care for a Discus Fish Tank While Away

Return To: Water Filtration for an Ornamental Fish Aquarium Everyone needs a vacation now and then, and when we do leave, we are faced with the problem, how to feed and take care of the Discus fish tank while away? In this post I will let you

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How Long Do Discus Fish Live

Return To: How Long Will Discus Fish Survive After They Stop Eating When starting a Discus fish aquarium expect them to be part of your life for a while. With proper care Discus fish will live an average 6 to 8 years. Keeping in mind that this

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When Do Discus Fish Get Their Color

Return To: How Long Do Discus Fish Live When Discus fish first hatch and begin free swimming, they all look the same, a brown body with extremely large black eyes compared to the rest of their body. The ratio I estimate, as 35% eye balls and

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Do Discus Fish Need Salt in Their Aquarium

Return To: When Do Discus Fish Get Their Color I’m often asked if there is a benefit to adding salt in a Discus tank. In this article I will address my experiences regarding the benefits, or not of salt in a Discus fish tank.There are two sal

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How to Treat White Spots on Discus Fish

Return to: Do Discus Fish Need Salt in Their Aquarium White spots on Discus Fish are a protozoan parasite combined with fungal infection, and should be treated as such. You need to take immediate action and treat with medicine to cure this di

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How to Treat Black Spots on Discus Fish

Return To: How to Treat White Spots on Discus Fish  The best way to reduce Pigeonblood freckling also referred to as “peppering” is to keep the aquarium background and bottom light. The lighter the color the less freckles the Pigeonblood Discu

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Why Are Discus Fish Called Pigeonblood

Return To: How to Treat Black Spots on Discus Fish Pigeonblood is a strain of Discus fish and does not apply to all Discus. In early 1991 I brought into the hatchery my first Pigeonblood Discus fish. This was a new strain, which the world had

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What are Pigeonblood Discus Fish

Return To: Why Are Discus Fish Called Pigeonblood In the early 1990’s Pigeonblood Discus fish were introduced to the world and our aquariums. In the beginning this new Discus fish when entered into Asian fish shows, was accused of being highly

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Why Do Discus Fish Have Black Spots (Peppering)

Return To: What Are Pigeonblood Discus Fish Black spots on Discus fish, also referred to as peppering, was introduced with the arrival of a new strain named Pigeonblood Discus in the early 90’s. Until this strain appeared, Discus fish naturall

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Discus Fish Grow Faster in a Smaller Aquarium

Return To: How Many Discus Fish Can I Put in a 100 or 55 Gallon Tank My experience growing discus fish is that they grow faster in smaller aquariums rather than large aquariums. My reasoning is simply, they burn fewer calories in a smaller tan

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Discus Fish

Return To; Discus Fish Grow Faster in a Smaller Aquarium  Discus fish, also known as Symphysodon Discus Fish are named after their distinctive round disk like shape. Discus fish can grow up to 6 - 8 inches in size. They are a fresh water fish

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Discus Fish Secrets

Return To; Discus Fish If you want to successfully keep and breed discus fish, then you have to be aware of all of their secrets. One of the most important Discus fish secrets is that they are schooling fish. This means that they prefer

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Keeping Discus Fish

Return To; Discus Fish Secrets Keeping discus fish can be a challenge, but if you are successful, you will have a beautiful and lively addition to your aquarium. Discus fish are sensitive to water conditions, so you will need to establish

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Discus Fish Breeding

Return To; Keeping Discus Fish Discus fish can be difficult to keep, and breeding discus fish is even more complicated. Discus are very sensitive, and you must be very careful in maintaining their tank. Discus are tropical fish that originate

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Discus Fish Disease, Cloudy Eye Treatment

Return to; Treating Internal Discus Fish Disease Discus fish like all tropical aquarium fish are susceptible to eye fungus disease, also referred to as cloudy eye. Eye fungus is an environmental issue, if untreated, cloudy eye will destr

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Discus Fish Information

Return To; Discus Fish Breeding Discus fish originate from calm waters of the Tropical Amazon River basin and today are offered in many beautiful, bright colors. They vary in size from 2” to 7” and their bodies are round and flat with ex

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Discus Fish Tank

Return To: Discus Fish Care You can be successful with keeping discus fish in an aquarium if you maintain a proper discus fish tank for them. You will need a large tank, with the exact size dependent upon the size and number of discus fish yo

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Discus Fish Care

Return To; Discus Fish Information Discus fish originate from the Amazon River and they make a bright, beautiful addition to an aquarium. They are non-aggressive and interesting to watch, but they are tropical fish, so they do need to be

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How to Cure Discus Fish Diseases

Return To: What to Feed Discus Fish Discus fish are beautiful, vividly colored fish that are a great addition to an aquarium. Keepers of discus fish are well aware that their water must be kept clean and at specific parameters for temperature,

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Discus Fish Aquarium-Getting Started

Return To; Discus Fish Tank Discus are popular for aquariums because they are large, vividly colored fish that are marked in a wide variety of interesting patterns. Discus are tropical fish and keeping them does require that their water

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Discus Fish Strains You Would Find in the Wild

Return To; Discus Fish Tank Mates Discus fish are among the most coveted of the tropical variety of aquarium fish because of their interesting shape and their beautiful bright colors. It is widely accepted that there are four sub species

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Basics for a Discus Fish Breeder

Return To; Discus Fish Disease, Cloudy Eye Discus breeding can be difficult in an aquarium, and requires a lot of patience on behalf of the discus fish breeder. Before your discus fish will breed, they must have optimal conditions in their tan

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What to Feed Discus Fish

Return To; Wild Discus in Your Aquarium Discus fish have fairly simple dietary habits. They are omnivores and will eat both meat and plants. An assorted diet that offers both will ensure that they get all of the nutrients they need to be he

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Water Parameters to Keep Discus Fish Healthy.

Return To; How to Set Up a Discus Fish Tank I’m not a chemist and every time I altered water chemistry it came back to bite me. After many years of trial and allot of errors I came to realize that the discus did not need me to make their water s

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How to Set Up a Discus Fish Tank

Return To; Discus Fish Aquarium Getting Started Here are some tips that worked for me.Keep it warm!I can’t emphasize enough the importance heat plays in growing and keeping Discus fish healthy. This will ultimately determine your long-term

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Discus Fish Tank Size

Return To; Water Parameters Discus are beautiful tropical fish, and they make great additions to a home aquarium. Before buying some of these big and round beauties, you need to know how to properly care for Discus fish. Many people ask wha

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