The Blue Scorpion pair that I got from you two weeks ago spawned today. Thank you for the gorgious fish. I will let you
know how it goes.
I know its wishful thinking on the first spawn but we will see by Sunday how good he is at this point.
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 09:10:29
I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank-you for the discuss' that I ordered from you last week. Just
to remind you who I am, I ordered the following:
1 blue diamond
1 Yellow Diamond
2 German Cobalt
You shipped these fish to Queens if you remember.
The fish are beautiful and very happy in the tank. The transition was rather easy and you can tell the quality of the
fish just by looking at them. The Blue Diamond is attempting to be the leader in the tank (he's a little bigger than the rest).
I want to thank-you for everything and I will definitely be doing business with you again. I wanted to get some Cardinal Tetras,
how much are they???
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 19:59:36
Just a quick note to tell you the fish are great! Everybody
is doing great, the colors are fantastic, eating like
hogs!! Thanks again.Will keep in touch.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 11:40:27 -0800
I am tardy in saying thank you for the quick response and shipment of medication for my discus. All 7 survived even though
they had lost alot of slim and had stopped eating. Even the one who stayed on his side floating on the surface made it and
a few weeks later he was back to fertalizing eggs. The medicine is certainly a miracle drug. Gloria Las Vegas NV.
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 20:08:10 +0000
Thankyou once again for the Beautiful discus and all your help, They
all arrived healthy and eager to go into there new home. Have a wonderful
trip overseas and hope to talk to you soon.
Thank you, Jason from California
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 03:39:37
Tony, fish look great.They arrived at my home from O'Hare in great condition.I'm amazed at the color they are producing
at the size they are. They are exactly as your web site said. I'm going to let these grow and use for breeding purposes. Please
let me know when all types of leopards and diamonds are in stock.
Looking forward to working with you in the future.
Have a happy Holiday.
Jim From IL
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 09:31:25
I just wanted to drop you a note and say that the order I placed arrived in good condition. the fish have acclimated very
well and are doing fine. I will also say that I am pleased with your service and will continue to purchase from you in the
future as I create new tanks.
again thank you !!
Gary from Washington
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 16:39:06 -0500
Subject: THE BEST :-)
I have been involved in the Tropical Fish business now for over thirty years. I have traveled the world purchasing and
collecting everything from Guppies to Discus. My hobby has taken me through simple fish keeping as a child, breeding and distributing
Schmidt Focke Discus, publishing articles
and books about Discus with TFH and Jack Wattley. I even owned and operated one of Canada's largest fish wholesale operations.
I have shipped and received thousands of Discus in my time, but NONE better than this !!!
Your fish were of PERFECT conformity, color and health ! There is nothing better than expecting "ok" fish, only
to be amazed by wonderful representations of EXCELLENT quality.
Tony, your packing skills are also second to none! Due to a carrier delay, my fish arrived in forty eight hours. Every
fish swam out of their bags as if they were just taken from the aquarium, all without a blemish.
THANK YOU Tony for the FANTASTIC Discus ! I definitely will mention your name to everyone I know in the Discus hobby !
Subject: Discus Update
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 08:47:13
Hey Tony, thought it would let ya know how everything is going. All I can say is I am very impressed with the fish you
sent us, these guys are growing like weeds, super nice fish. I've had zero problems with them to date other
than one of the Red turquoises getting contstipated a couple times, but thats probably just from diet change, and easily
fixed. Thank you again for sending us such incredible fish, you can expect my business again.
Subject: Here are my babies!
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 20:46:04
I just had to show you my new babies from the Pheonix pair you sold me 2 months ago. Sorry the pictures are not very good.
I also wanted to thank you
for all the beautiful fish you have sold me, unlike the other fish I purchased from some so called reputable breeder...(I
had to get rid of
12 out of 35) all yours are keepers, healthy and great quality.
please send me the following
two snow leopard 4.5"
one snow leopard 2.5"
send them next week monday tuesday or thursday
charge them to the same credit card of the last time
what i meant by that your discus are healthier than mine is that the 8 discus i bought from you
look healthier than the rest of my other discus but i believe the
ones i bought from you are much more quality stock than my others
mendi from puerto rico
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:57:15
Subject: discus after two weeks
Here are the fish I bought from you not too long
ago. They are doing really well. For the past week
I've been doing 50% water changes--they seem to eat a
lot more now. I've been feeding with Hikari BW and
frozen Brine Shrimp. They eat like crazy. Sorry the
pics are fuzzy--its hard to take nice pics. Let me
know what you think....Thanks!
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 17:17:36
I have put the fish in the tank and they look extremely
beautiful...especially the schm. red turquoise and the ring leopard. I was very pleased with your company and wouldnt
hesitate doing buisiness with you again.
Thank you very much!
Brittany from OH
Thank you so much. The discus handled the shipping very well and are doing great. They are incredible, very colorful
and healthy. Hopefully I will have some pics to send to you soon if you are interested.
Thanks again Tony. The Discus are awesome and are doing very well. All
the fish have eaten some frozen Hikari bw. They move around the tank
and all look spectacular 24hrs after leaving you. If you have or ever
start a email list for discus on special add me.... I am
very happy with my service and fish and plan to do more business in the
future. Fish good, Owner Happy, Thank you!!!! Rory
Subject: Fish delivered
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 11:37:54 -0600
Just got the fish and they look great for being shipped. Letting them
acclimate to the temp and then will begin to add water. So far all that
I had hoped. 11:30 mdt. Thanks Tony I appreciate the good service. I am
excited to finally have discus
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 22:15:35 +0000
Bruce again. Sorry don't want to be a pest! It's about an hour since I sent the first email about the arrival of the
fish. There color is back on all three kinds, the Melons are red, DK spots and Phoenix just great. O ya the Gold Nuggets
are excellent (a little smaller than I thought but will grow)and already eating algae off the drift wood.
I'll be ordering again
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 21:10:32 +0000
The fish arrived today at about 11:30 am Chicago time. I took them
home and ran them thru the drip acclimation process. Their in the
isolation tank now and look great! The little Phoenixs are a stitch. Of
course most of their color is washed out now from the stress of shipping
and a new tank the melons are white with black fins. The shipping
packaging was excellent. I have never had anyone take such care packaging
mail order fish.
Thanks for the excellant service
Subject: Re: Medicines
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 18:42:48
Tony - thank you so much for the good advice. I changed 1/3 of the water and then treated with the H-5 and raised the
temperature to 90. Within 24 hours the fish started swimming around the tank and looked for food. He is now eating ravinously
(had not eaten for 3 weeks or more). He is of course very thin but I think he'll make it and I am so pleased. My only concern
is he still has a lump inside his abdomin - I think it is stomach. This lump is much smaller than it was before treatment.
I treated with the H-5 for 6 days and changed 1/3 water after 3 days adding another teaspoon for the gallon of water removed
then changed 1/3 after another 3 days and did not add any more medicine. I have reduced the temperature to 82. I am no longer
seeing any of the white stuff but I siphoned alot of it out of the tank. Should I do a repeat on the H-5 or H-6? Thanks
again for the medicine and advice. Gloria
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 10:19:38
The fish are in the quarantine tank.
They are in very good health and my god they are
They almost got back their colors after a few
yes, they are eating like "pigs".
One of the two did a "flash dance", it is very
early to tell that they may
breed, but it is a good sign.
Thanks a lot for your great service, I really
JC from Montreal, Canada
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 09:41:54
I just wanted to drop you a quick line here to let you know that the fish arrived safe and sound and they look great!!.....all
3 seem to be adapting just fine to the new tank......both the Red Melon and the Virgin Red are exactly the same size as my
other discus.....the Yellow Diamond is slightly smaller...but not by much......
Thanks again for all the time you took on the phone with me yesterday....and for getting the fish here so quickly....I
look forward to enjoying them for years to come!......You are an asset to the business!!
Bill from Iowa
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 19:56:55 EDT
Subject: Discus shippment
Tony I just wanted to let you know all fish arrived alive and in excellent condition today. These fish are truly more
beautiful than pictured. Keep up the good work, your hard work and dedication to raising quality Discus has paid off tremendously
we are very pleased. Thank you Dave (FL)
Subject: Healthy discus
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 21:36:05 -0700
I just want to say thanks for your healthy & lovely discus, please find the attached photo which I took after the
water was getting clear.Also the empty boxes were out on today.
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 18:50:03 -0400
Arrived this morning and everyone is doing well. The little dragon
king is beautiful! The rest still don't have all their colors yet getting
acclimated. Congratulations again on a very professional job!
Bill (SJU Airport)
Subject: DISCUS ARRIVAL
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 16:41:41 -0400
ALL DISCUS CAME IN PERFECT CONDITIONS
THEY ARE BEAUTIFULL AND GOOD SHAPE
IN A FEW MONTH I WILL BE PLACING ANOTHER ORDER
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
CECILIO (San Juan)
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 07:52:45 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Discus arriving condition
Yes, I got the fish in yesterday. They were very well packed. They look very healthy and good. If I need some more fish
or advice, you are the first one on my list.
Louie (NC Dung)
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 22:37:37 -0700
This is Tom. I am from Southern California. I visited your store over the weekend and purchased 8 Discus.
I just wanted to let you know that they are very happy and healthy. They are eating like pigs! I am feeding them 4 times
a day and they still want more.
I just wanted to thank you.
Subject: The fish are here...
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 12:19:46
...and they are beautiful. I'm very pleased! The package was delivered around 9am, and I took about two hours to get them
acclimated to their new tank. They are already checking out their new home, not at all timid.
Thanks, and I'll be ordering from you again in the future.
Sharon (Rochester, MN)
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 01:48:14
A quick update on the 9 discus I bought from you.
They are beautiful Discus and doing great in my 75 gallon tanks.
The packing is superb.... Fish arrived healthy .....
Subject: THIS IS THE DISCUS YOU SOLD TO ME IN APRIL 2004
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 08:05:20 -0400
From: ANTHONY@dca Add to Address Book
VERY HEALTHY .. SORRY I AM NOT GOOD AT TAKING PICTURES . PLEASE EMAIL ME OR CALL ME WHEN YOU RECEIVE THESE PICTURES.
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 14:13:15 -0500
Yes I would like to see a pic of your possible male blue diamond and
one of you male red melon...i really like that big red melon in the front on
the first pic...how much are your red melon...and the blue diamonds are
$135...I really would like a nice blue Diamond male...thanks...I still have two
other leopards that I got from you...your fish are really nice...
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 15:41:18
It has been a while. How are you? Rememeber the huge 8" blue ss I got from you. Well, he's spawning with my 6"
white diamond female. She's laying the eggs and he's fertilizing them. I wonder what color the babies will be.
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 08:47:48 -0600
Just wanted to update you on the large male morning glory you sent me a
few weeks ago.
I had put him in a 20 gal at my office and introduced a female mg which
I had gotten from you as small 2 incher over a year ago.
I just came in the office after the long memmorial day weekend to find
Since I sope with you last week, the Blue Diamonds have spawned again. I was able to put a piece of pipe in the aquarium
& they used it. I did pull the other discus from this tank & re-distribute to another tank. Thought you might want
to see the progress on your sale to me.
Thanks for your help,
Ronnie raised these Blue Diamond from 2.5" to breeder size
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 21:18:22 EDT
Subject: Altums doing O.K!
Hi Tony! Just an update of the altums. They are doing simply great. Eating regular flakes and spirulina flakes also granulated
food and not to mention frozen and live BS and mysis. Their bahavior is great too. Swimming around and being very active and
curious. So, so far so good. Here I'm sending you a pic. of them.
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 11:35:09 -0700
Good morning Mr. Peng,
I received my discus this morning at 11:30 and they all made the trip. The discus are all beautiful thank you very much.
I will order from you again in the near future. Thank you, Jason
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 13:22:39 -0700
To: "sunrise tropicals"
The discus came in great condition.
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 22:32:33 -0500
Thanks again! The discus are adjusting great, eating lots. They are really a nice looking bunch. I did a 10% water
change today. Will keep that up for the rest of the week to slowly let the pH come up to normal of 7.4 -7.6. Will give you
progress report in the future and tell people about you.
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 13:13:29 -0500
Shipment was re-delivered at 1245. Driver went to wrong street. Fish are fine. Now floating in tank for 20 minutes
so far. No sign of stress, they all look great. Very NICE packing job--they could have lasted another 24 hours in the box
just fine. Will start doing very small
water additions to bags soon. pH in bags fell to about 6.0, not must waste in them. Tank is at 6.8 and 86deg. Picture
of floating bags attached.
Will give you another update soon.
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 02:40:28 -0700
My Girlfriend, Kim, and I came from Davis last weekend to your store. We had a marvelous time, you answered all of our
questions, and had incredible fish. I have some pictures of the little guys in their new home here:
The Fish are eating the color bits, and the "Old" Discus are teaching the "New" Discus to go after
frozen shrimp. Should have some big fishies soon.
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 21:22:37
I was able to breed 2 fish that I bought from you and I am on my way to
growing them out.
The 2 parents are a Virgin Red and a Blue Snakeskin Cobra.. Do you have
any idea what to call the offspring between this cross, and would you
have any guess on the future color of the fry.
Thanks again for the high quality fish.
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 01:31:17
Mr.Peng i just wanted to let you know how much i apreciate your knowledge and service. My wife and i were in your store
on Sunday. We drove down from Sacramento to your store. The medicine you sold us is already showing results. I just wanted
you to know how much we enjoyed visiting your store. Anytime we are in the Bay, im sure we will be stopping by. Especially
when we are in the market for new fish. Your fish are quite beautiful. I was even thinking about driveing down this Sunday.
Would it be too soon to get new fish. If it is how long should i wait.
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:38:50 -0600
Shipment got here about 9:30 or so, the fish have transitioned into their new homes with no problem, another great shipment,
my friend! The cardinals are a little smaller, but boy they were swimming like crazy, wanting to get out of the bag, perhaps
smaller ones ship better? Same with the cory cats, they were going crazy, scurrying around the bottom of the tanks. I was
amazed again at the beauty of the gold nugget, thanks for letting me have some!
Hoping to sell more discus so I can get new ones in again, perhaps later in the spring,I'll move the ones I have. People
keep telling me they are coming to get some, but then they "get too busy".
Thanks again; it's always a pleasure to deal with you because your stock is A+++, your shipments are well packaged, and
you are honest with your customers!
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 21:14:27 EST
Subject: Discus Update
Just an update on discus. I have to tell you, I would never have believed it until you shipped all of my adult discus.
They did not go through any stress at all. For the size you sent--I thought that they would be at least a little stressed
out but not one has showed any signs of stress. I am more confident now and will be buying more as they become available.
The color on each are more intense than on your web-site. I hate to say it but they look better in my tanks :-). Just want
to thank you again. I am awaiting the day I can come visit your store!! N.H.
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 19:49:00 EST
I just wanted to send an update on the discus. They are doing GREAT!!!! They are all in thier own separate tanks and chasing
each other. :-) They were all picking at the bottom looking for food shortly after acclimation!! As a rule I keep lights out
and do not feed for 12 hours---I fed them live black worms for the first feeding----they gobbled them down looking for more!!
I would just like to take this time out to thank you! I will be in touch and checking out your web page for new and exciting
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:09:11 -0600
DHL was here about 10:15 am and the four little guys were floating at 10:20 am, after a one hour acclimation they were
swimming free in my tank and I would have never thought but they were eating off of the bottom as soon as they hit the tank.
It was like they have lived in this tank since they were born. Thank you Tony so much for the fish that you have/produce there
if I ever get into that part of the country I will stop in. Now I am looking forward to buying more from you as you may remember
I have a 240 gallon tank just waiting on some larger discus and when they grow up in they go.
With the most thanks
Subject:Re: your order--3 pairs
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 18:27:02 +0000
Shipment was great. Just now got all the fish in their tanks and most are already seeking food. The are not acting stressed
at all, thank you!
I look forward to receiving the pair of LSS. If the eggs hatch, I will let you keep the fish until the babies can be
removed, as long as you ship me some of the fry. I figure that is fair, we will both get some of the babies, you will be
able to grow some out to sell, and I will see what the offspring look like.
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 18:36:33 -0600
Tony, Shipment arrived, They are doing great!!!
perky and happy!
I do have to tell you this.
When you emailed the pictures I was impressed with the images,
but then I saw them in my tank, I could not believe how much more
Great work Tony!
These Discus are fantastic!
Thanks once again for all your emails and patience with my order.
I will update you later in a week with a progress report.
<Subject: UPDATE FROM JIM
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 00:04:43 -0600
Tony, It's been almost 10 days and thought you would want a up-date on
PH factors -
Well, PH level has was returned to 7.6, 5 days ago
IF it is at all possible - these Discus are even more beautiful then
received them. and comparing your earlier email with their pictures.
Their colors are wonderful , bright, and the yellow is really starting
Tony thank you for not going with your first instinct as to not sell us
We are so glad you trusted us!
They are happy, and eating like little piggy's
It will be fun to watch them grow up to real beauties!>
Just wanted to let you know that the 3 discus are doing great!! They look beautiful as the photos on your web site!! I
am very SATISFIED with the fishes and will be ordering more from you in the future. I've tried buying from other places, but
by far, your suppy is the BEST!! I will no longer look else where for my discus..only your store. Please let me know if you
have other specials coming up and I will keep checking your website. Im still interested in getting a WHITE DRAGON(adult),
but to tell you honestly, I will not pay more than $85 for a discus from now on. These last 3 cost a lot for me, but Im happy
I got them. Maybe in the future, you can give me a great deal on others..I would really appreciate it. These are the highest
I paid for any discus in my life, but you cannot question the QUALITY...its the best looking discus I ever got!! Thanks again
for all your help..I will be talking to you in the near future..take care.
Date: January 11, 2004
Subjec: New Babies
Hi Tony! Sorry it took so long to get back. The fish got dropped at the door at 10:11 a.m. and the bags were floating
at 10:20! They looked perfect when they got here, like they were not stressed at all.
The bags were a little cool, but not too bad. They had not been in transit long and they looked so good that I took a
little more time acclimating them than the last time when the fish got waylayed in Chicago.
By 12:00 noon they were in the tank and swimming
around looking good! I know I should'nt feed right away, but I dropped in a few blackworms, not many, and they gobbled
them right up! Then they started sparring with each other. I can't keep enough food in the tank for them! Ha! The little pigs!
In 24 hours they already knew who their daddy was, they come right up when they see me. After I knew they were going to be
ok, I went down to my favorite fish store. This guy only sells fish, no other critters. He used to breed discus before he
opened the store about 7-8
years ago. When I told him about the babies I had just gotten and described how they acted after being tanked, he had
two things to say. First was, "They sound like healthy discus man!". The second was, "Does this guy do wholesale
to small fish stores like me?". He said he has been trying to find a good source for a while, that he can't get
anything but crap from his wholesaler. I told him I was'nt
sure if you got into that end of the business but that
I would ask. If you are not interested, do you know where else he might find a good wholesaler?
Thanks again Tony, I love the new fish!