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Old 20-01-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I think this is very basic but than again I hope it serves as a reminder. Before you purchase the discus, it is best that you go down to the seller house and see the seller feed the discus. Make sure all of them are chonging for the food, shows that they are healthy. And do take note the Discus are not skinny. Than bag the fishs.

Some travelling cost and time is worth getting you a bunch of healthy discus eh so dont be lazy!!!
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Old 20-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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What happen? did u bag a group of discus which are stuned or unhealthy?
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Old 20-01-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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Hi guys, I think this is very basic but than again I hope it serves as a reminder. Before you purchase the discus, it is best that you go down to the seller house and see the seller feed the discus. Make sure all of them are chonging for the food, shows that they are healthy. And do take note the Discus are not skinny. Than bag the fishs.

Some travelling cost and time is worth getting you a bunch of healthy discus eh so dont be lazy!!!
Thks for the advice. Also buying from a known seller or someone who has sell you before does help.

Best is to view before comitting. There are tell tale sign if the fish is sick.

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Old 20-01-2011, 05:59 PM   #4
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Just a reminder to all Discus lovers and dont be lazy like me ah... haha. Anyways any discus doctor stays near Pandan gardens? near jurong east. Can come my house see my sick discus and give some prescription? i can only afford u a drink....
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Old 20-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #5
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maybe u can post some pics & state the problems? Tink the seniors will try to help
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Old 20-01-2011, 07:06 PM   #6
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Sometimes it may due to change of environment, normally for young fish, they will move toward your hand when your hand placed near to the tank. Unless don't has the chance to see the fish swimming in the tank.
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Old 20-01-2011, 09:44 PM   #7
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I've bought discus for a few times and each time they arrive at my place, they are usually hard to coax to eat. Each time i have to use blood worm to trigger their appetite, it may take up to a week for shy fish, sometimes just 2 days for the more outgoing individuals.
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Old 21-01-2011, 01:52 AM   #8
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I've bought discus for a few times and each time they arrive at my place, they are usually hard to coax to eat. Each time i have to use blood worm to trigger their appetite, it may take up to a week for shy fish, sometimes just 2 days for the more outgoing individuals.
Dont give in to them, like that they will bully you already
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Old 21-01-2011, 02:28 AM   #9
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Even when we bag our healthy looking discus home, its highly recommended that we quarantine them in a different tank before eventually releasing them to the main comm.

If we skip this step we may pay a big price.
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Old 21-01-2011, 08:26 AM   #10
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Even when we bag our healthy looking discus home, its highly recommended that we quarantine them in a different tank before eventually releasing them to the main comm.

If we skip this step we may pay a big price.
Fully agreed on this point.
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