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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:23 am Post subject: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 hello  everyone,
 
 hello  guys  do  anybody  know  how  to  enchance  the  color  of  discus  naturally,  what  food  should  be  given  ,  does  anybody  over  here  knows  it  ,  please  help,
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:16 am Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 use  Astaxanthin  for  more  vibrant  red  color  not  harmful  for  discus.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:25 am Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 If  it  has  to  be  done  'naturally',  solution  would  be  giving  them  the  best  environment,  water  parameters  and  good  food.
 
 Anything  like  the  above  solution  might  work,  but  wont  be  'natural'
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:54 am Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 feed  the  discus  with  good  food.
 try  discusvit.  I  have  lately  added  this  diet  for  my  discus.  good  results  so  far.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:15 am Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 What  you  feed  plays  a  very  important  role.  Discus  Bio  gold  from  hikari  also  enhances  colours.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:32 am Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 hello  everyone
 
 thank  you  all
 
 @  sam.......what  is  Astaxanthin   ,  is  it  a  medicine  or  some  thing  else  ....should  i  mix  it  with  BH  or  feed  them  directly....
 
 @  everyone  ...please  tell  me  the  method  to  feed  the  color  enhancer  ,,,not  jus  the  name  ...cause  how  i'll  understand  is  it  the  food  or  a  medicine  .....so  please  tell  the  method
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:04 pm Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 Dear  Vaibhab
 Astaxanthin  is  natural  red  colour  pigment  found  in  adult  salmon  fish,  krill  and  in  red  marigold  ?  french  marigold.  Don't  worry  it  's  also  commercially  available  in  the  market.  
 To  feed  it  either  you  can   soaked  it  in  palleted  food   or  can  mix  it  with  BH  .
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:20 pm Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 Asta  is  also  a  powerful  antioxidant.  Good  to  be  fed  for  breeding  stock,  irrespective  of  their  color  too.
 
 And  yeah,  it  helps  color  up  the  reds  very  well.
 
 Chinese  consume  asta  as  a  food  supplement!
 
 You  can  read  up  here:
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astaxanthin
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:41 pm Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 Vaibhav,
 
 To  bring  out  red  color  in  any  fish,  carotine-rich  food  becomes  essential.  I  used  Natural  Astaxanthin  Powder  by  Jehmco  in  my  BHM  couple  of  years  back,  the  result  was  pretty  good.  Hikari  has  also  launched  special  Red  Colour  food  for  discus,  you  can  also  give  it  a  try.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:41 pm Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 Let  me  try  this  ,  
 
 How  the  red  colour  in  the  Discus  developes   ?  
 In  fishes  there  are  certain  pigment  cells  which  are  responsible  for  bringing   colours  in  fishes  .  These  pigment  cells  are  called  Chromotophores  (  Xanthophores  &  Melanophores  )
 
 Xanthophores  :  These  cells  are  responsible  for  the  red  &  yellow  colours  in  discus  .  any  discus  which  has  more  of  these  cells  will  have  more  red  or  yellow  colour  in  them  .  
 
 Melanophores  :  These  pigment  cells  are  responsible  for  black  &  blue  colour  in  discus  .  
 
 When  discus  grows  ,  at  one  stage  there  colour  glows  naturally  .  When   you  feed  food  rich  in  carotine  there  colour  gets  enhance  .  Prawans  ,  carrot  are  reach  in  carotine  hence  good  for  discus  .  Many  people  want  to  see  their  young  discus  in  full  colour  at  their  earlier   age  .  How  do  people  enhance  these  colours  in  discus  .
 
 There  are  many  colour  enhancer   available  in  the  market  ,  eg  Asthaxanthin   ,  Chlorophyll  Red   ,  Chlorophyll  Yellow  ,  Testosterone  ,  CR6  .........etc  .  
 
 To  enhance  the  red  colour  Astaxanthin  is  best  .  Astaxanthin  is  a  form  of  algae  similar  to  spirulina  .  It   need  to  mix  @  3  gm  per  1  kg  of  BHM  .  It  is  an  antioxidant  which  is  rich  in  fibre  and  protein  .  
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:56 pm Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

 hello  everyone,
 
 thank  you  for  your  suggetion  ,
 
 @shiva  :-  you  said  that  we  can  also  give  carrot  ,  so  what  the  procedure  ,,should  i  boil  it  and  give  them  directly  or  boil  and  mix  with  BH  and  then  feed  ...........
 Awaiting  for  your  reply
 
 thank  you  all  once  again
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:47 am Post subject: Re: how to enhance discus color(specially red) Reply with quote

                                                   
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you  said  that  we  can  also  give  carrot  ,  so  what  the  procedure  ,,should  i  boil  it  and  give  them  directly  or  boil  and  mix  with  BH  and  then  feed  ...........                  

 
 In  discus  feed  you  can  add  Spinach  ,  Carrot  ,  Green  peas  ,  etc  ,  you  need  to  cook  it  slightly  and  mi  it  to  BH  ,  don't  over  cook  .  any  veg  when  over  cook  will  lose  its  nutritional  valve  .  Spinach  50-  75   gms  for  1  kg  ,  carrot  1  medium  size  for  1  kg  .  Spirulina  is  also  best  .
 Krill  is  also  good  (  I  think  in  marathi  it  is  called  sode  )  .  you  have  to  train  you  discus  to  eat  varieties  of  feed  .
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