Discus fish 16.06.10 - Acclimating 5 Juvenile Discus from Francis at ChensDiscus Part 1 of 2





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Published on Jun 16, 2010

5 stunning juvenile discus bought from Francis at ChensDiscus at 12.40PM on Wednesday 16th June 2010. Going there personally is an adventure and everytime I go visit Francis, it always amazes me.

1 Tiger Turq 3½-4" Tail Length 3-3½" Standard Length
4 Red Turq 3-3½" Tail Length 2½-3" Standard Length

Tiger Turquoise 4 months old, 108 days old as at 16.06.10
Red Turquoise 3 months old, 77 days old as at 16.06.10

At the moment, they are being acclimated, there are various ways in acclimating your new arrivals. This is my way of doing it and it works for me.

The acclimation process - this procedure requires patients, there is no need to rush.

Step 1: Release new arrivals from the bags into the polysterene box or a suitable container. Never mix different bags of fishes into the same container!

Step 2: Place an airline that is attached to an air pump into the polysterene box or container to aerate the water.

Step 3: Place an airline tubing into the tank and tie a knot onto the tubing and start a siphon; little droplets of water from the tank will be dripping down into the polysterene box or container. This is to ensure that the new arrivals are getting used to their new environment (water parameter).

Step 4: Once the water in the polysterene box or container is doubled of the original content, dispose half of the content and repeat step 3 until you are confident that the new arrivals have been adjusted correctly to the new environment. I have repeated it twice as the water quality is clean, this is because the discus have been in the bag for only 2 hours.

Step 5: Once the discus fishes have acclimated correctly, transfer the fishes individually with a net, or if your confident, use your hands. If done correctly, the discus fishes will be swimming happily in their new environment.

You may want to check out Francis methods:

These juveniles will be raised in a bare bottom tank, fed 5 times a day with various food, including my own Beefheart mix, Marine Formula One flake food, Hikari Tropical Discus Bio-Gold pellet food, Australian Freeze Dried Blackworms and many more. Frozen Bloodworms will be avoided, not that I had an issue with FBW, but I want to be safe than sorry as this will be my future breeding stock.

The tank will get a minimum of 80% water change daily to maintain pristine water quality.

Below is the link for June 2010 shipment:

Check out Francis's website for high quality discus:


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