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    Default Black Discus??

    Is there really a black discus?

    I saw this picture online.

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    thats just a very sick discus IMO. Im pretty sure theres no such thing as a black discus...sometimes people find black ones, but they are only that way because they are very ill.
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    black from approaching (if not already) . the fins on that fish tell a pretty good story. a black discus won't fly on this site until its a video of a live fish with fins spread wide
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    that fish is definately not doing well.

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    his tail fin is melted off.
    you wouldnt catch me dead with a black discus. lol. it goes against everything we have been taught. dark fish equals illness.

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    i had one at my home long time back .. looked very similar to this coz it was very ill..will post a pic tomorrow..should find in the hdd somewhere

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    There actually is a video of a black discus, many have posted it over the years. Probably a very ill fish with alot of nerve damage. There is not an elegant black discus.

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    The way new strains are showing up, wondering if somebody might be bold enough to make it a goal the creation of a healthy black strain.... OK I need to stop drinking tequila

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkv View Post
    The way new strains are showing up, wondering if somebody might be bold enough to make it a goal the creation of a healthy black strain.... OK I need to stop drinking tequila
    Yeah and then when they get ich, we could call it white pepper....or salt even!

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    Hard to say for sure but the background and fish itself make me think it's a wild caught discus.

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    I do have an extremely moody discus, Sybil, who stays rather dark but otherwise seems healthy. Sometimes if anything changes with the routine she turns black. When I first got her she would turn black whenever my brother fed the fish. If I fed them their next meal she would be ok again. The color change seems to be a mood change and is not her regular color tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Yeah and then when they get ich, we could call it white pepper....or salt even!

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    if you look closely, you can see the bars in the Discus, so I dont think its photoshop'd

    I did notice the tail fin and I am aware that Discus get darker if they are ill (from reading posts), but I had no idea they turn this black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribbles View Post
    I do have an extremely moody discus, Sybil, who stays rather dark but otherwise seems healthy. Sometimes if anything changes with the routine she turns black. When I first got her she would turn black whenever my brother fed the fish. If I fed them their next meal she would be ok again. The color change seems to be a mood change and is not her regular color tho.

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    Hi I was glad to read your post... Hooray I have a discus that I have had for over 6 months and It keeps turning black then will change back to allmost a pale colour??? Then will stay dark for days then will show a bit of bright blue. It still eats comes up to the front of the tank when ever I walk near. I have it in a hospital tank as every thing I have read says it is sick except for your post.....
    Thanx

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    That fish is definately sick. Look at it's fins, they are nearly gone.

    That's one sick puppy there.


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