Monday, October 11, 2010
Photos- Devanand Pilai
They are the among the toughest tropical FW fish to keep . They are among the most expensive fish. They wont greet you like most fish do. They wont swirl in joy when you feed them. They wont splash a greeting when they see you. You just cant tame them. Then, what makes discus so special?
Well, they are beautiful. No matter whether they are in the wild form or come as bred variants. Is that all? Hell, no. A well kept tank with content discus makes a statement about its aquarist- she/he is an expert, who can keep the tank in mint condition- discus in the tank is a big show off. Its a public statement of your expertise in managing the chemical balance of water, the vegetation, the micro-organisms in there, the flora, the flooring, the nitrogen cycle. Its a statement that you can do everything WRT a FW tank- perfectly.
If you are into aquascaping , I cant suggest anything better than a mix of boisterous lil ones like neon tetras and a school of discus. It should present itself like a painting in you drawing room - redrawn every minute.