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    Default Discus and friends

    Just sharing a couple of recent shots from my discus tank:


    WEB5D3_2013-3479 by cy1234, on Flickr


    WEB5D3_2013-3403 by cy1234, on Flickr


    WEB5D3_2013-3848 by cy1234, on Flickr


    WEB5D3_2013-3854 by cy1234, on Flickr


    WEB5D3_2013-3988 by cy1234, on Flickr


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    WEB5D3_2013-3982 by cy1234, on Flickr
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    Wonderful photos and what stunning inhabitants of the tank! Any chance of a full tank photo?

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    What kind of shrimp is that? Does the discus not eat it?

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    It's a darwin algae shrimp. There's quite a few in the tank and they are always out in the open, busily cleaning the plants. I've never seen the discus show any interest in them (same with several cherry shrimp in the tank). I guess they are happy with being handfed dried blackworms

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    Very nice photos mate and beautiful fish. Full tank shot please

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    here's one from not too long ago, although I have moved the plants around a bit since then


    WEB5D3_2013-2772 by cy1234, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by watfish View Post
    It's a darwin algae shrimp. There's quite a few in the tank and they are always out in the open, busily cleaning the plants. I've never seen the discus show any interest in them (same with several cherry shrimp in the tank). I guess they are happy with being handfed dried blackworms
    Hmm, interesting. My discus love red cherry shrimp.

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    Wow amazing contrast with the plants, and fish. Lovely tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangcla View Post
    Hmm, interesting. My discus love red cherry shrimp.
    I think with most if not all wild animals, if they are well fed, they tend to not hunt for food. My Cardinal and Lemon tetras completely ignore the RCSs, even the 5mm babies swim freely in the water column alongside the tetras.

    Watfish, what camera are you using to take those very nice photos? Any post editing? Cheers,
    Vlad

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    Quote Originally Posted by vladguan View Post
    I think with most if not all wild animals, if they are well fed, they tend to not hunt for food. My Cardinal and Lemon tetras completely ignore the RCSs, even the 5mm babies swim freely in the water column alongside the tetras.
    Second that. Of course you'll get the odd unfortunate ones that got to be fish snack now and then, but won't be nearly enough to halt the population growth.

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    Thanks - doubt the DAS would survive my black ghost knife

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    I really love that 2nd photo of the red melon discus, very nice

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    hi vlad, the photos were taken with a canon 5d3 with no flash. I generally only use flash for macro shots like the ones in my riffle shrimp thread, which results in much more detailed shots. But I prefer the colors with no flash as you don't get the harsh reflection off the fish scales, although it requires setting the iso higher..iso1250 for most of those shots.. and then you have to juggle the aperture and shutter. I shoot in raw and post process in lightroom to adjust exposure, white balance, some noise reduction, and some spot removal of the more obvious particles in the water. I also do minor cropping for subject. There's actually a bit of noise in the photos but it's less noticable at their size. If I apply stronger noise reduction, too much detail would be lost.

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    Nice photos thanks for sharing.

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    wow love your tank! wish someday can have tank like yours. Lucky the shrimp and discuss get along though. how about with livebearer? like guppy, mollies do u think they will get along?

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