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    I would euthanize it, hand feeding is bad...

    I would euthanize it, hand feeding is bad practice, you introduce all sorts of toxins from your hands. You need to give proper readings to your water parameters. What is your water change regime?...
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    Sorry Krissy I can’t help with that. Do you still...

    Sorry Krissy I can’t help with that. Do you still have you instructions on how it should work?
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    I have the book. But I think you will find it is...

    I have the book. But I think you will find it is strictly illegal to copy it. Please don’t encourage others to break the law on this forum.
  4. Firstly, keeping discus will be a better...

    Firstly, keeping discus will be a better experience for you if you do it 'right' first time. You have kept them before, but keeping them happy is key to success.

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    5 or 6 ...2" fish will be a...
  5. hi Epat, sorry for the late reply, I was hoping...

    hi Epat, sorry for the late reply, I was hoping someone else might help you. Let me review and give some suggestions


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  6. Could be many things, but I would go for a Turq....

    Could be many things, but I would go for a Turq. It will end up brown background with blue patterns. But it's just a guess. What was it bought as?

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    you have a photo?

    you have a photo?
  8. Sorry to hear about the problem with your discus....

    Sorry to hear about the problem with your discus. For me, this one is too far gone and needs to be euthanized. It was not the best fish in the first instance as it was badly stunted, so initially it...
  9. looks like it is expelling the stomach lining,...

    looks like it is expelling the stomach lining, probably caused by a build up of parasites. If metro hasn't done the trick try moving to a small quarantine tank under the same conditions and get...
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    Cories are a great clean up crew for sure... but...

    Cories are a great clean up crew for sure... but they poo too. :-)
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    You also have some super nice fish Sabrina. My...

    You also have some super nice fish Sabrina. My advice for the grow out tank would only be to remember that water quality is the biggest consideration. Bringing the small fish on with a heavier...
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    Australia is of course upside down for us Brits...

    Australia is of course upside down for us Brits lol, lovely tanks Sabrina
  13. Thread: Welcome

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    Sticky: Welcome George, Are you keeping Discus...

    Welcome George,

    Are you keeping Discus already?

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    Hi Sayid, That's such a shame as it is a nice...

    Hi Sayid,

    That's such a shame as it is a nice looking fish. Generally cloudy eyes are associated with poor water conditions and a bacterial infection so if it had a bout of trouble previously,...
  15. Thread: Discus fever

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    You are correct Sayid, ok for removing meds but...

    You are correct Sayid, ok for removing meds but no need for constant use, I am not sure why some manufacturers supply with new filters to be honest. And again correct about leeching back toxins, I...
  16. Thread: Discus fever

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    Hi Sabrina, I never had the need to use carbon...

    Hi Sabrina,

    I never had the need to use carbon so cant say for sure. Is there no information from the manufacturer?
  17. Thread: Dead discus

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    Pirate ship or bubbly diver are the best lol

    Pirate ship or bubbly diver are the best lol
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    looks great Sabrina

    looks great Sabrina
  19. Unfortunately, that thread was made 10 years ago....

    Unfortunately, that thread was made 10 years ago. The member has not been active on the forum for that time also.
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    Hi George, Quite a set up you have there....

    Hi George,

    Quite a set up you have there. Trying to get completely fluke free is a bit of a dream for me, no matter how hard you try, it is normally a case of keeping their levels down to a...
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    Again, sorry for the late reply. I am glad you...

    Again, sorry for the late reply. I am glad you found the problem, the build up you found was most likely the cause. Backgrounds are good, but must be sealed completely to stop this detritus from...
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    Hi George, What is your water change regime?

    Hi George,

    What is your water change regime?
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    I had a sump for my system back a while, I had...

    I had a sump for my system back a while, I had loads of photos on here too, but with photobucket changing their policies now all photos have gone from the site.

    I will try and find the photos...
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    Sorry for the late reply. Can you update us on...

    Sorry for the late reply. Can you update us on the fish please.

    Fish are sometimes sedated with clove oil for transport during long distances, but laying down after 5 days is not 'normal' in my...
  25. Thread: Newbie Wave

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    Welcome to the forum, Just make sure that your...

    Welcome to the forum,

    Just make sure that your filter is well matured before adding more fish or you may lose the lot. Get yourself some test kits for the water, Ph, Ammonia, NitrAte, NitrIte....
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