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Discus Tropical Fish Keeping

Keeping Discus Fish Quick Guide Book by Alastair Agutter

Keeping Discus Fish Quick Guide

A very big welcome to our Discus Tropical Fish Keeping News and Updates at "The Weekend Magazine" for all my fabulous Aquarist Readers from around the world, who share our passion and love for our time honoured and traditional and noble pastime of tropical fishing keeping, first recognized and established properly in 1851, at the Great Exhibition in London, England, Great Britain.


Tropical Fish Keeping Journals

Special thanks to all Tropical Fish Hobbyists acquiring the new "Tropical Fish Keeping Journals" in traditional print, or now on digital ebook format over the recent holidays. Current issues of 1 to 4 are available and with issue 5 planned shortly for all Aquarists world-wide and further issues later in the year (2018).


In the last issue of the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Number Four" there were a number of fabulous features including; super foods for keeping healthy, happy, thriving tropical fish, with high protein foods that you can make yourself from the recipes. Also aquarium filtration with the author's introduction to "Poly Atomic-ion Biological Reactors" for attaining crystal clear water and healthy aquatic plants, not stressed from damaged root systems caused from more conventional filter systems such as under gravel.


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Buying Discus Quick Guide by Alastair Agutter

Buying Discus Fish Quick Guide

I hope this quick guide to 'Buying The Correct Discus Tropical Fish' written here will encourage many more Tropical Fish Hobbyists and Retail Aquarists consider acquiring the Discus Fish (symphysodon) for they are truly magnificent creatures and then perhaps many more will take up the hobby and pastime that can be so rewarding. 

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Discus Aquarium Sizes Quick Guide by Alastair Agutter


Discus Aquarium Sizes Quick Guide

Aquarium sizes can vary dependent on a number of factors and especially in the number of Discus you wish to keep. If you are buying say 6 to 8 juveniles they require an aquarium of at least 60 gallons (272 litres). Discus require depth and width in an aquarium for they can grow up to 7 inches in diameter and even larger. 

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Discus Water Conditions Quick Guide by Alastair Agutter



Discus Water Conditions Quick Guide

Many folk can often be led down a path of confusion regarding water quality and conditions for keeping and breeding discus. One of the key secrets to healthy discus is regular water changes and so you need a water supply that is literally on tap. The biggest mistakes most tropical fish keepers make is they try to change their water supply to something they have read and proceed to introduce.... 

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More Discus Keeping

Super Foods Tropical Fish and Discus Book by Alastair Agutter

Discus Feeding Routines Quick Guide

Mothers can especially relate to this section from having Children, where they all need feeding, and as babies, there are strict routines to ensure a happy well fed baby. Tropical Fish learn and know of set out routines with regards to when they are fed, and this is part of forming a strong relationship and bond. When feeding, set specific times throughout the day, and ensure those times are kept for your charges, as they will begin to know when they are fed and will not get stressed out. This also goes for water changes, and the maintenance on aquariums. Set specific times and days for water changes each week, and once they are use to your routines, you will be surprised at how they behave, and take no interest in your activity, on some occasions in fact, they may well follow your siphon pipe, looking for uneaten food that they missed at breakfast time. Full Details Here >


Super Foods Tropical Fish and Discus Book on Sale

Last year, as many Aquarists know, I wrote "Super Foods Tropical Fish and Discus Book" with an indepth selection of super food recipes for making your own fish food, providing massive saving for the tropical fish hobbyist, at the same time offering really great fresh frozen food for your tropical fish. Over the years, and the only way I was able to get Wild Discus breeding, was to develop these fish foods that included beef heart. I have also been able to establish that most fish diseases develop as a result of poor diet and stress. When we feed these foods to our tropical fish, not only are they much happier and more inclined to breed, but live longer and grow much bigger.  Full book details >


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Discus Temperatures Quick Guide by Alastair Agutter


Discus Temperatures Quick Guide

One of the biggest causes of disease for Discus Fish refusing to feed is as a result of the water temperature. Discus Fish are native to South American as a species and their DNA make up of the species is of a high metabolism and they are use to high temperatures. Filtration in an aquarium is important coupled to the this subject, as you cannot risk cold spots in an aquarium from poor heating and....

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Discus Diseases Quick Guide by Alastair Agutter


Discus Fish Diseases Quick Guide

Many diseases to Discus are stress related based on the conditions and in the event of fish becoming ill it is normally down to a lack of routine or the points covered in the other Quick Guides. Most ailments can be cured by making the suggested changes in the other Quick Guides to keeping discus and with temperature variations that can cure most ailments and not a series of chemicals bought that further poison the fish. 

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Discus Fish Books Quick Guide by Alastair Agutter


Discus Fish Books Quick Guide

The books I am recommending to you are books based on first hand knowledge of the authors and their ability and knowledge of the subject. Many I know personally or the others acquaintances I have either met or had communication with and know they are reliable trusted providers of information surrounding this subject of Discus Tropical Fish Keeping. 

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More News TFK Journal

Tropical Fish Keeping Journals News by Alastair R Agutter

Tropical Fish Keeping Journal News

Started to work on the new and final Discus Book Third Edition and hope to have released this coming year (2018) before Christmas, special thanks so far to contributors with their Discus Photo's I intend to include, so we can show the huge diversity of Discus Fish and colours today since I, Jack Wattley, Dr. Eduard Schmidt-Focke, Carol Friswold, Mac Galbreath and others bred many years ago for the first time back in the 1970's and 1980's. The book will also cover morphology and many other areas of the species including behaviour, communication and habits. Discus (symphysodon) are a highly evolved species and when kept in the right conditions and fed properly, they can be a joy to keep. Watch this space for further news and updates. Best Wishes Alastair :)


Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Fish Directory

One person who inspired me as a very young aquarist back in the 1960's was William T. Innes and his marvellous books. And as a tribute to him, I plan to provide information of the various species of tropical fish available to aquarists and many plant species. If Aquarists have photo's that they would like to include and be accredited for, please post to the Tropical Fish Keeping Journal on Facebook here Thank You!


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The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition by Alastair Agutter


The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition

The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition Celebrates 25 years since the very first discus book was written back in 1989. One of Amazon's Best Sellers and Biggest Selling tropical fish books for Natural Discus Aquariums, Breeding, Community Species, suitable plants and healthy disease free diets. 

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The Discus Book by Alastair Agutter

The Discus Book 1st Edition

The Discus Book is a timeless piece of history, first published in 1989 recording my work and breaking a taboo that had lasted 150 years since the Great Exhibition, to successfully breed Wild Discus (symphysodon) in captivity, the King of the Aquarium, a Best Seller for over 28 years.  

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The Discus Book Second Edition by Alastair Agutter

The Discus Book Second Edition Book

The Discus Book Second Edition, I believe to be the most comprehensive book to date ever written on The King of the Aquarium, Discus (symphysodon). The downside is, if Folk are looking for a silver bullet, or some form of miracle methods of keeping these complex species, they will be disappointed. 

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Super Foods Tropical Fish and Discus Book by Alastair Agutter

Super Foods Tropical Fish and Discus Book

Now you can make your own tropical fish food with these great recipes. All experienced Aquarists and Commercial Breeders will tell you that 99% of all Tropical Fish deaths are related to stress and poor diet. Super Foods for Tropical Fish and Discus is therefore very long overdue for all Aquarists around the world.

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