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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:42 pm Post subject: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Hi  !  I  am  new  with  discus.  My  house  is  a  veg  house,  so  I  cannot  feed  bhm  or  ghm.  When  I  try  tetra  bits,  my  discus  takes  in  the  mouth,  and  spits  out  lots  of  tiny  bits.  It  loses  interest  in  that  food  nd  looks  up  for  more.  Is  it  normal?  Are  the  discus  supposed  to  swallow  the  bits  fully?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:51 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Maybe  your  discus  have  been  fed  other  food  prior  to  you  getting  them  and  so  they  will  take  a  bit  of  time  to  get  used  to  tetrabits.
 Don't  worry,  in  the  absence  of  any  other  food,  most  discus  take  to  tetrabits  quite  easily.
 
 Normally  due  to  the  absence  of  any  teeth,  the  smaller  discus  will  swallow  the  bit,  crush  it  and  spit  it  out  and  then  go  for  the  smaller  bits  thus  formed.  Big  discus  can  eat  the  bits  whole.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:10 am Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Starve  them  for  a  day  or  two  then  they  will  eat
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:32 am Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 You  could  try  Hikari  Bio  Gold  Discus,  I  have  given  it  to  a  few  newbies  with  similar  problem  as  yours  and  they  seem  to  be  very  happy  with  the  results.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:05 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Hi  Ashok,
 
 If  the  discus  are  juvies,  soak  the  tetra  bits  in  water  for  a  while  before  you  drop  them  in.
 
 It's  easier  for  them  to  swallow.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:47 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

                                                   
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Maybe  your  discus  have  been  fed  other  food  prior  to  you  getting  them  and  so  they  will  take  a  bit  of  time  to  get  used  to  tetrabits.
 Don't  worry,  in  the  absence  of  any  other  food,  most  discus  take  to  tetrabits  quite  easily.                

 
   Thumb Up  Agree  with  Pree.
 
 In  3-4  days  they  start  eating  if  they  have  no  options.  Remove  the  tetrabits  at  the  end  of  the  day  &  again  introduce  new  tetrabits  next  day.  Water  changes  &  temperature  rise  can  force  them  to  eat  soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:35 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Thanks  guys!  for  all  your  guidance.  You  people  give  me  lot  of  confidence.  Where  can  I  buy  Hikari  discus  food  in  Chennai?
 Message  to  Raja  Singh:  I  am  also  from  Pondicherry,  but  I  am  wondering  why  my  profile  is  not  showing  that  in  location.  Are  you  keeping  discus  at  home?  I  would  love  to  visit  your  house  to  see  your  discus.  I  live  at  132,  Vysial  Street,  Pondy.  I  run  a  department  store  behind  Raj  Nivas,  in  the  name  of  M/s  Grinde.  R.  Sridharan.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:28 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Hi  Ashok,
 Welcome  to  IAH.  Your  location  is  now  visible  on  your  profile.  You  probably  didn't  refresh  the  page.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:10 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 thanks  suraj,  just  noticed  what  you  mentioned.  are  you  an  expert  in  aquarium  plants?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:48 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 An  expert  in  Aqua  plants  is  near  you.  His  name  is  Jayaseelan.  (his  Aquarium  shop  is  JK  aquarium  near  old  bus  stand)  He  has  a  aquaplant  farm  in  Kombakkam  near  Murugapakkam.  He  supplies  aquaplants  all  over  india  through  courier.  He  has  a  lot  of  rare  varites.  He  recently  won  first  prize  in  the  Kochin  (2008)  aqua  show  for  planted  tank
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:35 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 I  am  already  in  touch  with  JK  aquarium.  I  take  my  plants  from  him.  I  am  trying  to  find  a  way  to  keep  both  the  plants  and  the  discus  !
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:29 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 My  discus  does  the  same  thing.  So  now  i  give  them  blood  worms,  freeze  dride  shrimp  and  tetra  bits.
 
 I  give  tertabits  first  very  little  quantity  about  7-8  granules  then  i  put  bloodworms  which  discus  start  eating  like  an  appetizer.  Till  then  i  break  3-4  shrimps  into  tiny  pieces  and  then  i  give  that  in  last  for  which  discus  rush  like  mad.  
 
 After  eating  shrimp  they  eat  the  leftover  worms  and  in  the  end  they  clear  the  tank  by  eating  tetrabits  Smile
 
 Happy  discus.
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 actually  i  am  also  trying  something  like  this.  my  combination  is:  tetra  bits  first,  dried  blood  worms  next,  then  the  dry  tubifix  worms.  Do  you  know  if  there  any  hikari  dealers  in  chennai?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:11 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Hey  Ashok  -  IMO  .....  Tetra  Bits  is  a  good  option  for  Discus  in  the  absence  of  BHM.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:16 pm Post subject: Re: tetrabits Reply with quote

 Hi  Ash,
 
 
                                                 
ASHOKGRINDE  wrote  (View  Post):                

 actually  i  am  also  trying  something  like  this.  my  combination  is:  tetra  bits  first,  dried  blood  worms  next,  then  the  dry  tubifix  worms.  Do  you  know  if  there  any  hikari  dealers  in  chennai?
                 

 
 Tubifex  worms  are  a  strict  no  no  fo  Discus.  Surprised  Â Surprised  
 
 You  can  contact  Mayur  on  098441  23644,  for  all  your  Hikari  requirements.
 He  can  definitely  have  it  sent  to  your  address.
 
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