pinaki_pal wrote:Appreciate ur work and dedication ...... ur work is actually tempting me to get into discus mania and I am sure it will inspire others as well.............will request u to share ur process of keeping discus successfuly. I know u have been raising them from a coin size and this is ur first attempt in discuss keeping.........moreover u had 0 casualty during this process........... whenever I google for successful discus keeping i end up with regular water change, deworming , temp control and other complex stuff which actually discourage me in keeping discus..............as per my discussion with u it's not that complex and in most of the cases extremly overhyped ........... will like to listen from u what exactly it is and how complex is the process of successful discus keeping............. this might enlighten other folkes and encourage them in keeping discus successfully over the years
When i was having planted tank , i used to change water weekly 30%. Everything was fine until i face some issues which i already mentioned. After that i kept them in a sandy substrate with bogs and anubias only . That time , i used to change 30% of water in every 3 days . From the beginning , i used to age my water for 48 hrs with aeration which helps to remove chlorine and it also allows to settle the ph level . Till now , i haven't used any water conditioners. During water change in winter , you need to maintain the current temperature of your tank and the water you are introducing . My tank temp stays at 27 . Now my tank is running Bare Bottom so i siphon daily and by cleaning the glass/bottom and fill in the same amount of water so no large/medium water changes daily or weekly. Some people do large water changes daily but IMO that will make them stressed . Till now i haven't done any deworming but some people do monthly deworming . To keep them happy and healthy , you need to keep the water clean / feeding high protein foods daily 4/5 times in a gap of 3/4 hrs in small quantity. One more thing , do not play with water parameters like reducing PH by using chemicals . Fluctuation in PH level will be fatal .They can happily live in higher ph so it will not be an issue. My current PH is 7.5 . If you or anyone have any questions can ask me .
devchitra wrote:Very healthy and beautiful discus.