View Full Version : Question about how many discus is a good number for my tank size.

plant boy
11-02-2008, 02:34 AM
Yeh my question is that I have a 60g planted aquarium and I was needing to know how many discus is a good number for my size of tank?I have 2 discus in there right now.Would it also be fine with just two of them?Thanks.(zfish)

11-02-2008, 02:44 AM
In that sized tank I'd say you'd be good with 5. I'd be careful with just 2 unless they're a proven mated pair because they could get a bit touchy with one another. Same with 3. 4 could work though.

11-02-2008, 02:53 AM
General recommendation is 10 gal capacity for every adult Discus. So for a 60 you could easily put 6 Discus in there. Now if you are going to be adding tank mates like Cories and some tetras, I'd lower that number to 4 depending on how many of those species you get. I wouldn't go any lower than 4 though. Discus are very social fish and, as Alex mentioned, only do well in pairs when they are a mated pair.

11-02-2008, 06:10 AM
im with ILMGB 4-6 discus is good for that size