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    Breeding Discus

    As a lot already know I used to breed a couple discus and threw it in last October. Seems the bug is biting again. What do you guys think? Should I? This will be a smaller scale operation to what it used to be with only a couple thousand fish being bred per year.
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    why not ross , it bit me as well

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    go for it mate :) after all, the pros do heavily out weigh the cons ;)

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    Hahaha we'll see.... About as many cons as there are pros haha
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    I'm not sure we need more, but we do need better that are actually discus shape not triangles XD would be great to see you get back into it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frinkie View Post
    I'm not sure we need more, but we do need better that are actually discus shape not triangles XD would be great to see you get back into it!
    Were people happy with what I used to breed?
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    The biggest thing missing from this hobby these days is quality. From what I saw in pics of your fish yeah definately need you back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rex82 View Post
    Were people happy with what I used to breed?
    Heard nothing but good things, only been to your place once but saw your discus and they looked great :)
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    I would like to see more species discus ( true wild form with specified locality ) bred locally and I would like to see the same for Angels .
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    Currently mainly keeping empty tanks .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pony-tail View Post
    I would like to see more species discus ( true wild form with specified locality ) bred locally and I would like to see the same for Angels .
    Problem with that is import costs, breeding them would be the easy part lol

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    The emphasis will definitely be on the quality side, and as said the traditional strains as opposed to the albino fad that has came and went.

    So jury is out! I will be starting to breed again! Just need to finish building my saltwater nano, build a new breeding rack and tanks and remove all the saltwater from my Growout system. As with every other time we fish keepers redo our room, this one will have all the bells and whistles! Haha
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    But first..... I'm going fishing!!!

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    Welcome back. We need quality breeders like yourself. Go for it!

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    quality not quantity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lachie1998 View Post
    quality not quantity.
    u can do both , if u know what your doing , and have quality fish to start with that are round , good clean markings, as opposed to what you see for sale , discus are easier than angels

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