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.

1 comment:

  1. Could you please assist in telling me where you get these aquatic plants in Dubai & how do you maintain this panted tank



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