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#21 TwoTankAmin

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 08:46 PM

I would definitely not keep the denisonii with discus. The barbs are way too active and prefer cooler temps than discus. I have mine with an angel pair with no problems however as well as with an SAE.

I also would not be inclined to keep discus and angels together normally either. There is a disease risk indoing so esp if either are wild caught.

Discus are not agressive eaters but tend to feed leisurely all day. When kept with other more agressive feeders the discus will rarely get enough food.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:46 PM

At the time I received the discus, I didn't know it wasn't recommended to keep them with angels. A friend brought me some one day, from one of his friends that raised them. At least neither one of them are wild caught.

I now only have one discus, and you are right, she really isn't an agressive eater, but really trys to get as much food as she can when I feed them. I can tell it's not her preferred method of feeding, but what can I do, I accepted the fish, and am now stuck with her unless I turn her in to a lfs.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 03:28 PM

:sad: I definatlry want some too. I love the colors and the fact that they are peaceful community fish is fantastic. HOw many do you think could fit in a 30 gallon?

I would get some but they are way out of my price range, they cost like 45 dollars each. Every place i go to find some in Chicago.



I have just been in the hobby for 3 months and have fun with it. I have found they cost around $40 in Tennessee for a 3 to 4 inch Rose line Shark. I have to get me one with my next paycheck.

#24 Balaman

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:01 PM

Where do you buy roseline sharks online ,I can only find them at places very exspensive

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 12:29 AM

This fish isn't very cheap at the moment, the lowest price I have seen is liveaquaria.com for $23.99. My fish store had very small ones (1") for $35.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:52 AM

I understand they are all but extinct in the wild now but are fairly easy to breed and the prices have been lowering fairly steadily. They are about $20 for 2" examples here in Nor Cal.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:33 PM

I've got six babies in my 240l, just ~5cm long. Got a great deal for them too, 13-50 per pair, as they were commercially bred (which is great considering their staus in the wild, bordering on extinct). Very graceful normally, lovely to see them schooling in the Eheim 2078 current, but can't half shift when they need to!Posted Image

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:17 AM

I've got six babies in my 240l, just ~5cm long. Got a great deal for them too, 13-50 per pair, as they were commercially bred (which is great considering their staus in the wild, bordering on extinct). Very graceful normally, lovely to see them schooling in the Eheim 2078 current, but can't half shift when they need to!Posted Image


where abouts in england are u??? the best i can get them is 25 per pair.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:30 AM

also what temp is needed for them. my current set up runs at 26.5c.

#30 N0body Of The Goat

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:45 PM


I've got six babies in my 240l, just ~5cm long. Got a great deal for them too, 13-50 per pair, as they were commercially bred (which is great considering their staus in the wild, bordering on extinct). Very graceful normally, lovely to see them schooling in the Eheim 2078 current, but can't half shift when they need to!Posted Image


where abouts in england are u??? the best i can get them is 25 per pair.


This is from Aquajardin in Fairoak, outskirts of Southampton. They are 15 per pair and then a 10% discount is applied if you buy a 5 membership card ;)

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:19 PM



I've got six babies in my 240l, just ~5cm long. Got a great deal for them too, 13-50 per pair, as they were commercially bred (which is great considering their staus in the wild, bordering on extinct). Very graceful normally, lovely to see them schooling in the Eheim 2078 current, but can't half shift when they need to!Posted Image


where abouts in england are u??? the best i can get them is 25 per pair.


This is from Aquajardin in Fairoak, outskirts of Southampton. They are 15 per pair and then a 10% discount is applied if you buy a 5 membership card ;)



lol nevermind, im in north east. doubt itg would be worth the petty money.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 05:14 PM




I've got six babies in my 240l, just ~5cm long. Got a great deal for them too, 13-50 per pair, as they were commercially bred (which is great considering their staus in the wild, bordering on extinct). Very graceful normally, lovely to see them schooling in the Eheim 2078 current, but can't half shift when they need to!Posted Image


where abouts in england are u??? the best i can get them is 25 per pair.


This is from Aquajardin in Fairoak, outskirts of Southampton. They are 15 per pair and then a 10% discount is applied if you buy a 5 membership card Posted Image



lol nevermind, im in north east. doubt itg would be worth the petty money.


That would depend upon how big a school you were looking to buy!Posted Image

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:29 PM

I have 10 in a 1600 litre tank, they will grow to 6" eventually, my largest are this big. I would never consider keeping them in anything less than 4ft long and 250 litres.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:34 PM

I understand they are all but extinct in the wild now but are fairly easy to breed and the prices have been lowering fairly steadily. They are about $20 for 2" examples here in Nor Cal.


They arent nearly extinct, infact I am sure when Heiko was there last he found them in many more locations than previously thought. I believe they have been put on the IUCN red list this year becuase of fears of overploitation. Breeding is not easy, naturally at least, but they are commercially bred using hormones to induce spawning.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:35 PM

We have a pair, we did not know what they were. We bought them when our local fish store had a brief power outage and they gave us a good deal on the price--we didn't realize how expensive they normally are! THey live in our 55 gallon with a school of tiger barbs, a couple of loaches, and we used to have a rainbow shark also but he died :(

Anyway, we have been looking for more, but haven't found them because we couldn't remember what they were called. The fish store doesn't have any more right now :( We are still looking around though. I would like to build up a small school of them, 2 aren't enough.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

Have 11 of these fish in my 450 litre tank. They're beautiful fish and definitely the best fish I have atm.




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