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Different ways to calm discus down?
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madhu_ulysses
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:41 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Very  true  sir.    I've  seen  many  a  times  that  they  are  most  active  after  water  changes  and  least  active  when  WCs  are  skipped.    I  seldom  have  seen  discus  swimming  around  active  with  erect  fins  in  a  dirty  tank.    IMO,  lack  of  apetite,  dull  colouring,  grouping  in  a  corner,  darting  away  with  the  smallest  foot  traffic  all  are  attributed  to  a  great  level  due  to  poor  water  conditions.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:28 am Post subject:  Reply with quote

 no  one  mentioned  adding  one  or  two  dried  Indian  almond(ketapang)  leaves.  i've  read  that  these  leaves  produce  some  chemicals  to  prevent  from  insects  and  parasites  which  are  helpful  i  lowering  the  pH  of  the  water  and  it  is  also  helpful  and  soothing  to  Discus.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:00 am Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Almond  leaves  soften  water  and  gives  water  a  tan  colour.    With  daily  water  changes  it  makes  little  difference.    Almond  leaves  doesn't  seem  to  play  a  role  in  discus  stress.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:18 am Post subject:  Reply with quote

 but  guys  dont  you  thinkn  that  if  my  discus  were  sick  or  the  water  quality  was  poor  or  something  they  would  not  swim  around  at  all  and  not  eat?
 The  thing  is  my  discus  swim  around  well  eat  like  pigs  and  poo  a  lot!PLus  they  are  breeder  fish  and  not  lfs  fish
 Its  just  that  when  someone  approaches  the  tank  the  problem  arises
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nag  wrote:                
Guess  it  must  be  the  'ghosts'  which  scare  them  during  the  night...  Chuckle                

 
 Do  you  go  for  walk  in  the  night?  Wink
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 if  they  did  that  only  if  i  walked  around  i  would  understand  but  they  do  it  when  anyone  walks  past  the  tank    Smile  
 Would  raising  the  temp  or  changing  the  position  of  the  tank  help?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:11 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Please  be  patient!  I'm  sure  they  just  need  sometime  to  get  used  to  the  new  environment.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:16 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 ok  beta  says  it!!
 No  doing  anything  to  the  tank  for  at  least  another  month!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:40 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 I  second  what  Beta  said...  Smile
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 thanks  for  all  your  help  people.If  anyone  does  think  of  anything  do  let  me  know..Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:06 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 any  other  suggestions??
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:31 pm Post subject: Re: Different ways to calm discus down? Reply with quote

 What  is  the  size  of  your  tank?  because  few  fish  in  a  big  tank  would  be  scared.  It  also  depends  on  the  lighting  as  you  cannot  them  with  very  bright  light  on  the  first  few  days  and  once  they  are  scared  it  does  become  difficult  to  get  them  out  of  the  fear.  What  I  normally  do  is  after  the  quarantine  period  I  move  them  into  a  tank  that  as  my  old  Discus.This  certainly  helps  to  overcome  the  fear.  My  hatchery  as  light  24hrs  and  is  only  dimmed  at  night.  I  hope  this  helps
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:58 pm Post subject: Re: Different ways to calm discus down? Reply with quote

 As  Beta  says  it...
 do  nothing  at  all..
 They  will  get  used  to  the  environment  in  some  time  ...
 
 bye..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:33 am Post subject: Re: Different ways to calm discus down? Reply with quote

                                                   
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As  Beta  says  it...
 do  nothing  at  all..
 They  will  get  used  to  the  environment  in  some  time  ...
 
 bye..                

 
 Hasn't  it  been  "in  some  time"  already  yet?????
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:08 am Post subject: Re: Different ways to calm discus down? Reply with quote

 Guys  
 This  topic  seems  to  be  an  old  one  and  has  been  bought  back  out...well  the  update  now  is  that  that  particular  batch  of  discus  was  scared  for  some  reason...i  managed  to  get  them  exchanged  and  they  were  fine  at  the  lfs  where  i  gave  them...i  decided  to  have  one  more  go  with  discus  after  that  i  got  myself  another  batch  of  adults/semi  adults  from  Mr  Carey/Mr  Sanjay  and  now  have  about  8  of  them..2  red  melons,and  one  pigeon,one  snake  skin,one  scorpion  snake  skin,one  spotted,one  calico  and  one  turq.I  also  changed  the  position  of  the  tank  and  i  believe  that  has  helped  a  lot..they  are  much  more  friendlier  now  and  eat  from  my  hand  no  hiding  problems  or  anything  so  i  guess  just  shifting  the  position  of  the  tank  has  helped  a  lot...
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