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Old 14-07-13, 07:59
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An update to this, went to a newly opened wholesalers yesterday, they had just received delivery of some Discus, literally still in the shipping boxes which i wasn't prepared to whisk straight home. Also some in tanks that were being treated for whitespot (preventative rather than cure I think he said).

Not much else of interest, called into a new branch of an established store and picked up 3 Orange discus. They had been in a month, all feeding, so they are now in my tank.

I left a blue one there that had rather large eyes compared to it's body.

There are 2 really nice larger ones but didn't fancy dropping that much cash on my first Discus.

Will update with photos of fish and tank later in the week.

Ideally I would like to add some more, those with experience, provided I can find some the same size will there be any issues adding to a group of 3?
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Old 14-07-13, 12:04
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Add the new ones sooner rather than later if you can mate. Discus establish a pretty serious pecking order and new additions can with be bullied until they spear in or they will push for dominance and turn your tank into a war zone.

I have had new ones look fine and once they suffer harassment they seem to drop off quickly. I have found that the majority of discus have dormant internal parasites that seem to take their toll once the fish are stressed with lowered immune systems. A good friend of mine has been breeding discus since 1975 so I have absorbed as much knowledge of them from him as possible. His first pair of wild browns cost as much as a new car back then!
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Old 14-07-13, 12:13
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^ Cheers, I started a new thread but that helps.

Found a shop with some more Juvis, going to look at them in an hour, provided they feeding and in good shape I will pick them up.

Thing group of 7 or so, sound about right?
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Old 14-07-13, 12:20
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Discus chatter continued below

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