- 1 Is it hard to keep discus fish?
- 2 Can I keep one discus fish?
- 3 Can I keep 3 discus?
- 4 What size tank do I need for 2 discus?
- 5 What is the lifespan of a discus fish?
- 6 Why do my discus keep dying?
- 7 Why is discus fish so expensive?
- 8 Can angel fish live with discus?
- 9 What is the best food for discus fish?
- 10 Can I keep 4 discus?
- 11 Can discus fish live with Oscars?
- 12 Why do my discus chasing each other?
- 13 Can I keep discus in 100 Litre tank?
- 14 Should you keep discus in pairs?
- 15 Can discus live in tap water?
Is it hard to keep discus fish?
Wild caught discus can be challenging to keep, due to their specialized water chemistry and dietary needs, however, most discus sold today are captive bred and are much easier to keep. That said, they are not for beginners for a variety of reasons.
Can I keep one discus fish?
Yes. They can be kept singly. Once in a blue moon, one Discus gives its owner no choice in the matter and insists on being alone. This is a very social fish so you lose out on seeing normal behaviors and the fish will want some other fish in the tank to dominate but otherwise lead long and (seemingly) happy lives.
Can I keep 3 discus?
A 30-gallon tank size is ideal for 3 discus fish. You can keep them, breed them and care for them in the best manner by cleaning their tank regularly. If you increase the number of discus in your tank, then they might survive but it won’t be an ideal condition.
What size tank do I need for 2 discus?
What Size Tank Do Discus Need? As these fish need to be in schools of at least 5, a 50 gallon tank is the smallest tank they will thrive in. They prefer larger tanks, and upwards of 100 gallons means there will be less drastic changes in water conditions and they will have the space they desire.
What is the lifespan of a discus fish?
In home aquariums, discus live for an average of 10 years, but can live up to 15 years, and can grow up to 8 inches.
Why do my discus keep dying?
There can be two main reasons for the same. Discus fish are sensitive to water conditions of the tank and can thus die if the conditions are not suitable. Overeating is another common cause of the death of discus fish.
Why is discus fish so expensive?
Discus fish are so expensive because breeding and keeping them requires some of the most labor intensive fish keep practices known. Breeding discus, however, requires more care, very good water conditions, less fish in the tank and the expensive bigger ones are probably a year or so old.
Can angel fish live with discus?
Angelfish are usually peaceful, but they can be aggressive when feeding and breeding. Discus fish are docile and may be deprived of food by angelfish. You can put them together but make sure the discus fish is eating.
What is the best food for discus fish?
Some of the best sources of vitamins for discus fish are crustaceans, vegetables, and algae. Bloodworms, which are actually the larval stage of the mosquito are a very popular food type for discus fish. Bloodworms are rich in protein and can be administered live, frozen, and/or freeze-dried.
Can I keep 4 discus?
10 gallons per adult discus is recommended but you can have a few more if you do daily water changes to keep the water quality at a premium. You can also fit more juveniles in than adult discus so if you have multiple tank syndrome you can always get more now and as they grow move some around.
Can discus fish live with Oscars?
It is not recommended to keep Discus and Oscars together, as they have different requirements. Oscars are too aggressive to be kept with the relatively shy Discus. Oscars can also potentially destroy hiding spots meant for the Discus. They both also need different water conditions.
Why do my discus chasing each other?
Why Do My Discus Chasing Each Other? An Aggressive and stressed Discus tend to chase other fish, as well as a healthier Discus fish may chase the sick one. They will body-slap or pick on Discus tank mates. NOTE: You can take your Discus aggression into your consideration.
Can I keep discus in 100 Litre tank?
The filtration system needs to be sufficient for your size of tank. You will require a heater equal to 1W per litre, meaning a tank of 100 litres will require a 100W heater. The tank needs to be covered and a hood is a good idea, make sure the lighting fitted in it is powerful enough for the tank.
Should you keep discus in pairs?
Because Discus Fish (Symphysodon) prefer to choose their own mates, aquarists who hope to breed Discus usually buy several specimens (5-10) at a young age. However, a guaranteed mated breeding couple may be a good idea since a pair of Discus usually mates for life.
Can discus live in tap water?
Are you sitting comfortably because this may shock you, Stendker Discus are raised in and live in Tap Water. The fish are bred in soft- water, but raised in German tap water and have been so since 1966. You can of course if you live in a soft water area or want to use RO water also keep them in soft water.