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How easy are Disus to keep

Post by fishman256 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:33 am

Hello,

I am looking to change my stock in the new year and are quite taken with a large shoal of cardinals, a group of clown loaches and some discus. I do not have access to RO water and I would like to know how difficult they are to keep and would just using tap water would be suffecient.

My tank in 48"x12"x15".

Alternatively I could use angelfish, but I would like to try some discus.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: How easy are Disus to keep

Post by matt123 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:48 am

hi ya
RO water is only really important if you want to keep wild or as close to fish, if you were to make sure that the fish you are getting are from a line of tank bred fish then water of equal to the shops water will suffice.
ive kept tank bred varieties in a well established aquarium with 1 weekly 20% water change and they thrived !

good luck ! thy are definately worth the extra water changes and will look stunning in a well kept aquarium Smile

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Re: How easy are Disus to keep

Post by TexasMinxsta on Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:33 am

If you get young discus, you will need to do a fair few water changes weekly, or else they can become stunted, Im guessing that tank is about 40g? Each discus will require 10g minimum each, so 4 would be your maximum, although correct me on the gallonage, but you get the idea, 1 per 10g.

Do you know the ph of your tank and tap water?
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Re: How easy are Disus to keep

Post by fishman256 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:28 pm

Hello,

The tank is just 31 gallons. This would make discus out of the question for this tank. Mabe in the future Laughing

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Re: How easy are Disus to keep

Post by matt123 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:07 pm

unfortunately so Sad but theres still plenty of cool fish out there that would be fine in tat tank ! south american puffers spring to mind Razz awesome personality and intelegent but stay nice and small Smile

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