By Jim E. Quarles
I recently decided to put a sound recording device on one of my discus
tanks, and I am glad I did, because I recorded the most interesting discus
family feuds that I was totally unaware of.
The first voice heard was one of the larger young fry. "But dad, I
am big enough now!". The father, "no son you are not".
"You must be crazy to even think of such a thing!".
Your mother and I have told you kids time after time, that story is
just that, a story, nothing more, there is no truth to it. Baby fry,
"But dad, I talked to Johnny discus down stream and he says his uncle
Bill was there and it's true!". Daddy discus, "son you know that
Johnny's uncle eats to much Algae and tells such wild tales who can
believe anything he says?".
Jr. says " I also looked on the computer as the collection boat
went by and it said that certain human people agree and that it perfectly
alright to go there!".
Son I keep trying to tell you it's all a myth, you belong right here
where we are. " THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ALKALINE WATER IN THE
AMAZON, IT'S ALL A MYTH, BELIEVE ME YOU BELONG IN ACIDIC WATER!".
And son, even if you could find some alkaline water to do it in, the
preacher down stream says it will cause you to go blind, and if you do to
much of it, it will make hair grow on your pectoral fins.