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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:09 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 then  i  feel  that  you  might  be  overfeeding  them,  feed  in  small  small  quantity  for  10  mins  ,  unless  and  until  discus  complete  the  given  food
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:19 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 i  just  give  them  2  cubes  of  around  1cm  at  a  time  but  it  was  observed  that  they  eat  the  top  layer  and  the  flesh  inside  keeps  on  floating  till  the  next  water  change
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:47 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 Darshan,
 
 I  am  confused  dude,  you  are  telling  that  the  discus’s  are  grown  to  around  4  inches  from  1.5  inches  with  single  type  food,   and  that’s  the  dried  blood  worms.
 
 Can  you  explain  the  regular  routine  to  maintain  this  BB  discus  tank!!!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:31 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 if  fed  them  GHM  and  tetra  bites  and  dried  worms  for  the  first  3  months  and  the  last  month  i  stopped  feeding  GHM  
 kiran  i  have  mentiones  earlier  that  i  used  to  feed  them  GHM
 
                                                 
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i  had  been  giving  them  GHM  but  the  problem  is  that  a  lot  of  chunks  remain  in  the  tank                
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:47 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

                                                   
darshan  wrote  (View  Post):                
i  have  tried  BHM  but  huge  chunks  remain  in  the  tank                

 Sometimes  amongst  discus,  most  aggressive  guy  develops  the  habit  of  guiding  BHM  chunk  dropped  in  the  tank.  Neither  he  eats  himself  nor  let  others  do,  gets  ferocious  if  someone  tries  to  come  closer  to  the  chunk  &  shoo  them  away.  Result,  chunk  remains  uneaten.
 
 You  can  observe  their  behaviour  once  BHM  is  fed.  Say  after  10  minutes  crush  the  BHM  chunk  by  your  hand  &  spread  it  towards  all  other  discus  so  everyone  gets  their  share  to  eat.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:08 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 yeah  you  guessed  it  right  the  same  thing  happens  in  my  tank  the  BD  are  not  that  agressive
 while  the  others  are  should  i  separate  the  BD?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:00 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

                                                   
darshan  wrote  (View  Post):                
should  i  separate  the  BD?                

 Even  after  spreading  food,  if  you  feel  BDs  staying  back  better  to  separately  grow  them  to  avoid  future  stunteds.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:39 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 should  i  look  forward  to  separate  the  BDs  in  the  same  tank  buy  a  keeping  a  plastic  net  in  centre?
 hav  already  seen  retardation  in  growth  of  1  BD
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:42 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

                                                   
darshan  wrote  (View  Post):                
should  i  look  forward  to  separate  the  BDs  in  the  same  tank  buy  a  keeping  a  plastic  net  in  centre?
 hav  already  seen  retardation  in  growth  of  1  BD                

 Yeah,  partition  will  do.
 But  separate  tank  is  always  better  for  growouts.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:55 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 but  i  hav  only  one  tank
 should  i  purchase  HIKARI  afraid  if  it  is  not  accepted
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:00 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

                                                   
darshan  wrote  (View  Post):                
should  i  purchase  HIKARI  afraid  if  it  is  not  accepted                

 Starve  for  3-4  days  &  they  will  happily  accept  newly  introduced  food.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:05 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 also  what  shoud  be  done  with  the  retarded  BD?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:09 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

                                                   
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also  what  shoud  be  done  with  the  retarded  BD?                

 
 Let  it  remain  as  is....  that  BD  will  also  remain  healthy...  only  that  it  will  remain  a  dwarf
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:15 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 wont  it  be  bullied  by  others  because  i  have  seen  fish  bullying  each  other  in  my  tank
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:19 pm Post subject: Re: discus not eating... Reply with quote

 Darshan  ,
 
 To  raise  a  group  of  discus   to  same  size  is  not  easy  ,  you  will  always  notice  there  is  size  variation  or  some   discus  are  stunted  .
 
 After  treating  them  with  metro  ,  they  should  improve  .
 Prepare  fresh  BHM  and  add  B-  Complex  .  Starve  them  for  two  days  and  start  feeding  them  .  add  Tetra  bits  in  this  freshly  prepared  BHM  .  
 You  can  also  try  adding  Sugar  free  B-Complex  in  water  to  increase  their  appetite
 
 
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